All STRIVE Prep Announcements

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 - Seniors, your schools are...

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RISE Announcements

STRIVE Prep – RISE interim principal for remainder of year

I am writing to share some important news with you.  After two years with STRIVE Prep and one year as the principal of STRIVE Prep - RISE, Aaron Massey has decided to step down as principal in February to join DSST as their Director of Special Projects.  We are...

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Mr. Massey has dedicated the last 10 years to fighting inequity through education. He most recently served as Founding Principal of EAGLE College Prep, an arts-integrated school in St. Louis, MO. With a background in community organizing as well, he believes disrupting systems of oppression and preparing scholars for the future work hand in hand. Mr. Massey is excited to serve the Strive Prep- RISE community and believes there are no ceilings to what’s possible for our scholars!

Aaron Massey

School Leader |

Academics at STRIVE Prep – RISE

Students at STRIVE Prep – RISE are learning to change the world with a college preparatory curriculum and a variety of specials.

  • Extended class time in English & Literature and Mathematics
  • Spanish and Mandarin
  • World History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Speech & Debate
  • Physical Education
  • Drama
  • Robotics/Makerspace

Athletics and Activities at STRIVE Prep – RISE


  • Clubs: True Gentleman’s Fraternity, Phoenix Pearls Sorority, music, Yearbook, art club, dance club, Black Student Alliance, weightlifting, cheerleading, DJ club, and soccer.
  • Leadership: Scholar Council, Model UN (in partnership with University of Denver), Principal’s Council, Scholar Ambassador program and peer mentors
  • CHSAA Athletics and Activities: Regis Groff Fusion is our athletic team name (co-op of STRIVE Prep – RISE and KIPP: Northwest Denver Leadership Academy). We are a CHSAA member (4A) and play in the Denver Prep League. We offer cross country, boys and girls soccer, cheerleading, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls volleyball, esports, unified bowling and speech and debate. Check out our website and schedule for more information.  

    Visit our Enroll page for more info!

    Grades and Hours


    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday                         7:55 a.m. – 3:52 p.m.

    Tuesday                                                                           7:55 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

    Office Manager and Registrar

    Office Manager: Denise Cano


    Phone: 720.485.6393

    Fax: 720-293-7960

    Address: 18250 E. 51st Ave, Denver, CO 80249


    RISE College Access

    Click below to meet your College Access team, and get all the information you need to stay on track for college.


    Access Parent Portal

    Your parent portal is one of the most important tools for your student’s success. Please create an account or update your current account.

    2021/22 Calendars