All STRIVE Prep Past Announcements

Introducing the STRIVE Prep – Noel Grizzlies!

We are excited to announce that beginning in 2022-23, The STRIVE Prep - Montbello Pumas will become the STRIVE Prep - Noel Grizzlies. Grrr!  With STRIVE Prep - Montbello moving to the Rachel B. Noel campus in the new school year, it gave us an opportunity to rebrand...

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New, better bus service for students!

Transportation In 2022-23 School Year We are excited to announce that next year, our Far Northeast and Northwest schools will have a new transportation system and provider in DS Bus Lines, and provide better transportation systems than ever for our families and...

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2022 high school graduations photos available

Photos from the 2022 high school graduations are now available!   Follow the link below to access your school’s photo gallery. You may download the entire album by selecting the “Download” but in the right corner of the main page, or you may download individual...

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Summer Family Resources / Recursos de Verano para Familias

STRIVE Prep seeks to empower and provide resources for all of its families beyond just what is provided during the school year. Below you will find a list of resources that your family can take advantage of this summer. It has everything from summer activities, to...

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Processing the Texas school shooting

This afternoon we learned of the unthinkable events that took place at an elementary school in Texas. We are outraged and saddened by these events and almost at a loss for what to say.  It is devastating; yet another school shooting has harmed a community and taken...

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High school graduations move to Sunday, weather impacts

Because of weather and snow impacts on Friday and Saturday, high school graduations are moving to Sunday and are starting a little later.  Updated information can be found below or online here - https://striveprep.org/graduation/ Seniors, your schools are...

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Stay Active and Stay Sharp All Summer!

AT STRIVE-Prep we encourage students to engage in both academics and physical activities over the summer. Being outside, being active, and enjoying the fresh air in the summer months is critically important. Also important is continuing to engage in academics. ...

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Transitioning to STRIVE Prep’s next leader

These next three weeks will complete my sixteenth year as the Chief Executive Officer of STRIVE Prep.  Of my 22 years in education, these represent the proudest work I’ve done in my life.  In those years, our work has shifted from leading one or two schools to a...

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Join us May 18 for Senior Signing Day!

Join us May 18 for Senior Signing Day! Senior Signing Day, when seniors announce their post-high school graduation plans, will be a live-streamed event this year. The last two years have been virtual events and we’re so excited that our seniors and other high school...

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Mask Mandate Dropped Beginning May 2

  After feedback received from our school communities, current local health guidance, and the currently low case rates of COVID-19 in our community, we will be dropping the mask mandate in our schools beginning Monday, May 2, and moving to strongly encouraged...

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Mask Mandate Extended through April 29

In an effort to continue keeping our students and staff safe, and based on feedback we have received from families, we will be extending the required mask-wearing through at least Friday, April 29.   After surveying families, results showed that more than half...

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STRIVE Prep COVID-19 policy – 4/27/22

Masks STRIVE Prep schools are currently requiring masks in school buildings. Vaccination STRIVE Prep is requiring all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   If Your Child is Sick If any of the following symptoms are present or if you think that your child is...

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Mask Mandate Update After Spring Break

In an effort to continue keeping our students and staff safe, we will be extending the mandatory mask wearing for one week after spring break,  through at least Friday, April 8th. Our hope is to decrease the chance of a  potential spread due to increased travel and...

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Mask Mandate Update

Denver Public Schools recently announced that mask mandates will no longer be required at schools starting Monday, February 28.  At STRIVE Prep, we wanted to hear from our community of staff and families to understand their needs and comfort moving forward before...

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Schools closed Feb. 2, snow day

STRIVE Prep schools closed February 2. As a result of the inclement weather and cold temperatures, DPS has called a snow day and all STRIVE Prep schools and the central office will be closed on February 2. There will be no classes for all schools, including those...

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It’s time to enroll for the 2022-23 school year!

The first round of DPS SchoolChoice is open from Jan. 14 – Feb. 15! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school.  At STRIVE Prep, we are committed to preparing every student for educational success...

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Snow day: no classes Jan. 6

STRIVE Prep schools closed January 6. As a result of the inclement weather and cold temperatures, DPS has called a snow day and all STRIVE Prep schools and the central office will be closed on January 6th. There will be no classes for all schools, including those...

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Four STRIVE Prep schools currently remote

Four STRIVE Prep schools are currently in a remote learning model. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has had a significant impact across the country and has hit our community especially hard.  As a result, there are staffing shortages and we believe the best way we can...

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STRIVE Prep – Kepner going remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Kepner will be moving to a primarily remote learning model for four weeks of school beginning November 29 and continuing through January 7, 2022. As you may know, our school has been struggling with teacher and staffing shortages.  As a result, we...

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No school Nov. 19 – enjoy the break!

In recognition of our students and teachers, and following a Denver Public Schools’ decision, Friday, November 19, all STRIVE Prep schools will be closed as a holiday. Schools are also closed for the fall break, Nov. 22-26, and will return to school on Monday, Nov....

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STRIVE Prep – Montbello is getting a new home next year!

STRIVE Prep - Montbello is getting a new home beginning next school year!   Our STRIVE Prep - Montbello campus has lived at its current location since 2015 on a shared campus with two other district schools. The location is the former home of a high school, and...

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Meet our new principals!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Highlights Around the Network

STRIVE Prep community:   We cannot be more proud of our STRIVE Prep teachers and their accomplishments, so we want to share them with you!   We are happy to announce that the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education awarded STRIVE Prep Kepner’s Ms. Paola Solorzano...

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Learn about DPS board and the Nov. 2 election

Our partners at the Colorado League of Charter Schools are hosting an hour-long online training to ensure that you know how the DPS Board of Directors and their decisions affect us and most importantly that you know the steps you need to take to be able to participate...

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Make your voice heard in the upcoming election

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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Families make sure to download the Flyer Connect App!

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We want to make sure you have one of the most important tools we’re using during the year to communicate with you. It is essential you download the Flyer Connect app and verify yourself to get information for your specific STRIVE...

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Masks required indoors for all students and teachers

We’re so excited to kick off the new school year with you in-person! While the pandemic is still having a negative impact on so many communities, and especially with the introduction of the very contagious Delta variant, we believe that by following the expert...

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STRIVE Prep speech and debate teams go big at Nationals

Congratulations to the STRIVE Prep - RISE and - SMART speech and debate teams for doing so well at the National Speech and Debate Tournament a couple weeks ago!  More than 6,000 students participate in this prestigious and rigorous competition annually and this year...

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In-person learning planned for the 2021-22 school year

As of now, our goal for next school year is to be 100% in-person for all students. We’ve learned that access to resources and the deep connections students have with in-person learning gives them the confidence and skills they need to be successful learners in school...

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Complete your child’s school registration now!

Complete your child’s online registration now! Denver Public Schools has a special “early bird” window which allows families to go through the process now through May 21.    All information for students must be verified and updated with DPS every year. By...

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Senior Signing Day – May 19

Senior Signing Day is virtual this year! Similar to last year, seniors will announce their post-high school graduation plans in a pre-recorded video streamed online. The video will be shown during a live watch party on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6 p.m. through...

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Learning options at STRIVE Prep in the 2021-22 school year

We are writing to provide you with an update on what learning at STRIVE Prep will look like in the 2021-22 school year. STRIVE Prep schools are currently in the process of planning to provide your child with an exceptional education both in-person and remotely next...

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STRIVE Prep Vaccine Clinic, April 23

STRIVE Prep to Host Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with Governor Polis’ Vaccines for All Plan   As part of Governor Polis’ efforts to ensure that every person in Colorado has access to a vaccine, STRIVE Prep has been selected as a vaccine equity clinic site.   ...

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Creating a leadership team to better reflect our students

STRIVE Prep is pleased to announce exciting leadership changes. Our board of trustees has three new additions and the executive leadership team has filled the roles of chief external affairs officer, chief schools officer, chief academic officer, and chief operations...

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Solidarity with our Asian Pacific Islander Community

Over the past twelve months, there has been a dramatic increase in hate crimes and violence perpetrated against individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage across the country. This morning we awoke to the horrific news of the shooting deaths of 8 people in...

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SAVE THE DATES: Senior Signing Day & HS Graduations

STRIVE Prep Senior Signing Day - Save the Date Senior Signing Day is going virtual this year! Similar to last year, STRIVE Prep is creating a video that will feature high schools seniors announcing their post-high school graduation plans. The final video will be shown...

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Snow day policy update

We are writing to inform you of changes Denver Public Schools has made in its snow day policy; going forward, in the event that inclement weather closes the district, the first snow day will be a traditional snow day, with all schools and offices closed and no remote...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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