Past EXCEL Announcements

Apply today to enroll in the 2021-22 school year!

The first round of DPS SchoolChoice ends Feb. 16! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school. STRIVE Prep offers some of the best, FREE, K-12 schools in your neighborhood and 10 schools to choose...

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It’s time to enroll for the 2021-22 school year!

It’s time to enroll for the 2021-22 school year! The first round of DPS SchoolChoice is open from Jan. 15 - Feb. 16! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school.  STRIVE Prep offers some of the...

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In-person learning updates for Q3

Dear STRIVE Prep- RISE Families, I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 3. Over the winter break, the state moved to a “dial framework” to assess risk level by county. This is a public health...

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In-Person Learning Updates!

Families - Please read the letter below from Liz Herbert on updates about Quarter 3, including information on in person hybrid models starting Feb 1. Let us know how your student will engage with learning in Quarter 3 (online or in person) in the short survey found at...

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Learning plans for 3rd quarter

Greetings STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside Families,    I hope you and your loved ones are well during these challenging times. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 3.  Over the winter break, the state moved to a “dial framework” to assess risk level by county. ...

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Today’s assault on democracy at our nation’s Capitol

In the last few hours, we’ve seen a violent assault on democracy as a mob invaded the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to disrupt the certification of the presidential election results. For many of us, this act of domestic terrorism leaves us with feelings of anger,...

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SchoolChoice enrollment opens Jan. 15!

Apply to a STRIVE Prep school before Feb. 16 to have the best chance of enrolling in the school of your choice. Round 1 of Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice opens Jan. 15! Whether in-person or online, all students get a new backpack, a laptop, at-home materials, and...

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Testing updates in the 3rd quarter

Dear STRIVE Prep – Lake Families of Emerging Bilingual Students, We hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. This letter is to provide you with a few testing updates about the third quarter. As we announced earlier, all STRIVE Prep will remain...

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Virtual open houses schedule

STRIVE Prep offers some of the best, FREE schools in your neighborhood.  Round 1 of Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice opens Jan. 15! Apply to a STRIVE Prep school before Feb. 16 to have the best chance of enrolling in the school of your choice.  Whether in-person or...

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All STRIVE Prep students remain remote through Jan. 18

Yesterday, Denver Public Schools announced a new plan for returning to in person learning in the new year.  STRIVE Prep is continuing with our original plan that all STRIVE Prep schools will remain remote through at least January 18. This will help reduce disruption...

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All students move to remote learning beginning Nov. 30

With the rise and increased spread of COVID-19 in our community and across the state, Denver Public Schools is moving all students to remote learning beginning Monday, November 30. This includes grades K-2 at STRIVE Prep - Ruby Hill as well as our special education...

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Thank you, Superintendent Cordova

On Friday, Denver Public Schools announced that Superintendent Susana Cordova has decided to accept a position with Dallas Independent School District. I want to take time today to reflect on the news of her departure which the district shared on Friday.  I’ve known...

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Continuing the work amidst this historic election

Yesterday, nearly 40 STRIVE Prep staff gathered together for Leadership Academy, our informal leadership development program.  We were literally working through quotes about leadership and identifying leadership qualities together at the moment CNN called the...

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3rd-5th graders are remote beginning Nov. 2

Due to the rising level of COVID infections and positivity rates in Denver, Denver Public Schools has announced today that 3rd-5th graders will be virtual starting next Monday, November 2, and will remain that way at least through Thanksgiving break. STRIVE Prep -...

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Plans for returning back to school

Dear STRIVE Prep - Families,  Our working group, composed of teachers and staff across the network, has been following Denver Health metrics closely, reviewing our teacher and family feedback, and considering all options for learning for the second quarter. Denver...

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Q2 FED Family Survey

Dear STRIVE Prep Federal Families,  I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. After much consideration and input from staff and families, we believe that our school can return to a revised...

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COVID Update, Actualización sobre COVID

Dear STRIVE Prep- Lake Families,    I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. We wanted to inform you that we are currently planning for a possible return to school on October 21st. We do...

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Update for Quarter 2 Learning for Students

Dear STRIVE Prep- Montbello Families, I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. After much consideration and input from staff and families, we believe that our school can return to a revised...

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Time to Select a Learning Option for Quarter 2!

Learning Options for Quarter 2   Dear STRIVE Prep-Westwood Families, I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. After much consideration and input from staff and families, we believe that our...

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Upcoming town halls to discuss the future of education funding

Please join us for a town hall with Denver Public School Board Members to discuss the future of education and school funding on the ballot this November. Voters will decide whether to approve additional funding through a mill and bond levy which will be for all public...

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Photos From Our 2020 Graduation Parade!

While graduation this year wasn't exactly what we had pictured, our socially-distanced parades turned out to be one of the most incredible events we have ever hosted! We are so proud of our seniors and loved celebrating them in this unique way. Check out some of the...

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We need your help planning for the next quarter!

It’s hard to believe that we just began the new year in this new learning environment and we’re already beginning our planning for Quarter 2. We are committed to making a decision by October 1 about what the learning environment will look like in Quarter 2, which...

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Free meals for all students

Meal Update: Free meals extended through remote learning for all youth age 0-18.  All youth in Denver, including all STRIVE Prep students, age 0-18 can visit any remote feeding location for free weekday breakfast and lunch. Your family can visit food distribution...

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BESS Screener 20-21

Dear Parent or Guardian: As part of our effort to support the Whole Child, our school will be implementing a universal social and emotional screening for students.  Universal social and emotional screening can provide a fair and impartial way of looking at how...

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Download the FLYER App

We are excited to announce a new way for families to receive important updates and school communications! Download the free Flyer Connect app today then tap the plus button to search for STRIVE Prep RISE. We’ll share relevant notifications, upcoming events, updates,...

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Counselor Recognition Program

College Board is pleased to recognize Kandi Brown from STRIVE Prep - RISE for the 2019-20 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. They were nominated for their exemplary work as a professional school counselor. Kandi received a letter of recognition and lapel pin...

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Miren esta forma

Estimado padre o tutor legal: Como parte de nuestro esfuerzo para apoyar al niño como ser integral, nuestra escuela implementará una evaluación social y emocional universal de los estudiantes. La evaluación social y emocional universal puede proporcionar una forma...

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Computer and materials pick up for school begin next week

Computer and materials pick up for school begin next week Having your school materials and staying connected online is going to be very important during remote learning this fall. Schools are hosting pick-up times over the next two weeks for students to pick up their...

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Remote learning planned through Oct. 16

In the interest of health and safety, given the current increased spread of COVID-19 in our community, all STRIVE Prep schools will remain in remote learning through the end of the first quarter, October 16. During the last few weeks, there has been some fast-shifting...

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Online Registration is Open! Complete Before August 8.

This year we are conducting our registration event online to provide a more efficient experience, and to keep our families and staff safe during these times. Below is some information to help you navigate our online registration, we are here to help you! All families...

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Graduation events August 1-2

STRIVE Prep seniors and select family/friends are invited to join graduating seniors during their COVID-friendly ceremony, a graduation parade!   STRIVE Prep - SMART Saturday, August 1 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: STRIVE Prep - SMART campus in the parking lot, 3201...

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Update For Start of School Year

Denver Public Schools announced on Friday a significant change to the return to school plans that they had proposed a month ago. The 2020-21 school year will begin a week later, on Monday August 24, and the school year will begin remotely at least until September 8,...

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In-person learning planned for 2020-21 school year

Denver Public Schools announced today its plans for reopening for the 2020-21 school year. STRIVE Prep schools will be following DPS guidelines and remaining aligned with them on the policies and procedures in place to ensure student and teacher safety. We are also...

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DPS Summer Meal Delivery & Distribution

Please see the attached flyers for more information on DPS Summer Meal Program. Consulte los folletos adjuntos para obtener más información sobre el Programa de Comidas de Verano de DPS.

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Our commitment to racial justice

Across the nation, we have been confronting and bearing witness to horrific acts of violence against people of color, including the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, which bring up traumatic memories of our American past of residents...

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Chromebook & Hotspot Return 6/1

STRIVE Prep - Montbello is collecting student laptops on Monday, June 1st from 12-5pm at the school. Please make sure to drop off any student laptops and hotspots that were assigned to your student during those times on that day. STRIVE Prep - Montbello está...

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STRIVE Prep Senior Signing Day celebration – May 26

The STRIVE Prep community celebrates the class of 2020 as seniors announce their post-secondary plans for after high school. This event, which traditionally draws out more than 3,000+ students and teachers to the Denver Coliseum, will be hosted as a remote viewing...

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Strive Prep Montbello 8th Grade Continuation

The Staff at Strive Prep Montbello is happy to share this information with you regarding our upcoming 8th grade continuation. More information will soon be available, including the online site where the ceremony will take place. El personal de Strive Prep Montbello...

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Counseling and mental health services available (Español)

Dear STRIVE Prep Families,  During remote learning, STRIVE Prep is now providing counseling services through technology such as phone or video calls so we can continue to provide mental health services at a distance.  Now, more than ever, emotional well-being is...

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Required Remote Learning begins April 7! (Español)

Dear STRIVE Prep Families, With the Governor’s order to suspend in-person learning through April 17, and with our expectation that school closures will last longer than that date, STRIVE Prep will begin required remote learning beginning Tuesday, April 7.  We are...

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School closure extended through April 17 (Español)

Dear STRIVE Prep Community,  The governor's office just announced that the state of Colorado is suspending in-person learning at all schools across the state from March 23 through April 17.  This will apply to all STRIVE Prep schools. We’re working hard on providing...

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Resources available and COVID-19 updates (Español)

Dear STRIVE Prep Families,  Beginning Wednesday, March 18, all STRIVE Prep schools will be closed and teachers and staff will be working remotely. Additionally, this morning the State of Colorado suspended state testing for this year. This means there will be no CMAS...

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Our focus during this time

Dear STRIVE Prep Community,  With all that's going on with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to give you an update on what steps STRIVE Prep is taking during this time. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19, and following the recent Denver Public Schools' decision,...

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Montbello Book Fair

Please join us for our Book Fair from 3/9-3/13. We have many selections to choose from at very reasonable prices. Your children will love our Riverdale selection, PS I Love You, gaming books/magazines and graphic novels as well. We have DIY books, cookbooks and books...

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No school Thursday, March 19 (Español)

Please be aware there is no school Thursday, March 19. DPS has made the decision to cancel school in response to the Educator Day of Action. Educators are planning to rally at the Colorado State Capitol on the important issue of the inadequate school funding of...

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Acompáñenos en una noche de solicitudes – Jueves 23 de enero

SU COMUNIDAD, SU ESCUELA, SU ELECCIÓN. ¡La ronda 1 de Escojomiescuela de las Escuelas Públicas de Denver abre el 15 de enero! Presente una solicitud para  STRIVE Prep antes del 18 de febrero para tener una mejor oportunidad de inscribirse en la escuela de su elección....

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Join us for SchoolChoice Application Night – Jan. 23

YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR SCHOOL,  YOUR CHOICE. Round 1 of Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice opens Jan. 15! Apply to STRIVE Prep before Feb. 18 to have a better chance of enrolling in the school of your choice.  Join us at an application night for one of our 10 schools...

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STRIVE Prep student’s act of sportsmanship goes viral

We love it when our students are recognized for all the amazing things they do and we think it’s especially cool when their acts go viral on the internet! Check out this video Tweet showing a STRIVE Prep - SMART basketball player assisting his opponent before scoring...

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Spirit wear available for purchase!

  Brighten up your wardrobe with your school’s spirit wear!! There are polos, tanks, hoodies, tees and more to choose from. And if you purchase before Jan. 5, use code “STRIVEHolidays” at checkout to receive a 10% discount and FREE shipping on ANY order. ...

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Support the Fusion basketball team!

We are raising $2,600 for warm ups and equipment, so every donation really matters. Please give as generously as you can. And THANK YOU!!! The Top 3 Fundraisers for each team will win sweet Fusion Basketball gear! First place gets a brand new item. Second place wins a...

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Visitas familiares y Días de puertas abiertas

Choose the best school for your child! ¡Elija la mejor escuela para su hijo! The first round of Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice opens January 15. Choose STRIVE Prep for your child’s quality education right here in your community. Whether joining us in elementary,...

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We stand with Dreamers

STRIVE Prep stands with the more than 700,000 DACA recipients, some of whom are our very own students, alumni, teachers and staff, as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the program. We hope they continue to protect all dreamers and their contributions to the country.

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Support the girls’ soccer team!

The amazing Ms. Moss has a great fundraiser going for the girl’s soccer team. They are in need of shin-guards, socks, shorts, jerseys, goalie equipment and soccer balls. We have an amazing soccer team but for awhile we’ve been in need of some new items to help our...

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All STRIVE Prep schools closed Wednesday, Oct. 30

DPS has called a snow day for Wednesday and all STRIVE Prep schools will be closed. Per the district, "All DPS schools and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, Oct. 30 due to severe weather and difficult travel conditions. All school-related events and...

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Early closure today

DPS has decided to release early today, which includes all STRIVE Prep schools. Middle and high schools will release at noon (12pm). Elementary schools will release at 2pm. Regular transportation is available at release time. Lunch will be offered.

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facebooktwitterpinterestinstagramCome have a fun, spooky and sweet-toothed time with us at our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat this Thursday (October 31) at 1:30pm. Families who want to decorate trunks and hand out candy should call the front office ahead of time to make...

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2-hour delayed start for all STRIVE Prep schools

STRIVE Prep schools follow DPS 100% of the time for school closures and delays. Today, all schools are on a 2-hour delay, "All DPS schools are on a 2-hour delayed start this morning, Monday, Oct. 28, due to winter weather and road conditions.  All schools will start...

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Estudiantes de ingeniería reconocidos por su enfoque a STEM

En HackSchool de STRIVE Prep no solo surgen ideas geniales, sino también soluciones para hacer que el mundo sea un lugar mejor. Se incentiva a los estudiantes a derribar barreras y a poner en práctica sus habilidades para tratar problemas del mundo real. HackSchool es...

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Student engineers recognized for their approach to STEM

STRIVE Prep’s HackSchool doesn’t just come up with cool ideas, they come up with solutions to make the world a better place. Students are empowered to stretch boundaries and use their skills to address real world problems. HackSchool is one of the leading programs in...

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Festival of the Americas!

Friday October 11 was our Festival of the Americas at Ruby Hill. Each year we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dancers, music, and lots and lots of food! This year's celebration was our best yet. Many thanks to all the staff, families, and community members who...

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Forum des candidats DPS – 7 octobre

El éxito de nuestra escuela depende mucho del Consejo de Educación de DPS, el cual está compuesto de siete miembros electos. El 5 de noviembre, la población de Denver votará a quién servirá en tres de estos puestos por los siguientes 4 años. En otras palabras, USTED...

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DPS Candidate Forum – Oct. 7

The success of our school depends a lot on the DPS school board, which is made up of seven elected individuals. On November 5, the people of Denver will be voting on who gets to serve in three of these seats for the next 4 years. In other words, YOU get to decide. Are...

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Fundraiser for athletics and arts – support us!

Come Support STRIVE Prep- Westwood's Athletics and Art Programs at our Chipotle Fundraiser, Monday Oct 7th 4-8! Please print out the flyer and bring to chipotle! ¡Apoye el Programa de Atletismo y Arte de STRIVE Prep- Westwood al unirse a nosotros en nuestro evento de...

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Financial Aid support for alumni

Alumni Support will be on the college campus to check-in to see how you are doing. STRIVE Prep is available to help and prepare you to renew your financial aid for 2020-2021. Oct. 1st is the first day to renew your 2020-2021 FAFSA. First 10 alumni at each campus will...

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Back to School Night & Family Council

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