Make sure you can access your Parent Portal account

Parents, take time now and save time later by making sure you can log into your parent portal account before registration begins. The parent portal is your main tool for everything you need related to your child’s experience at school so it’s important you can access it easily. Registration begins in late summer and we’ll send you updates as we get closer to the date.

First round of DPS SchoolChoice is closed, get notified when round 2 opens

The Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice round 1 window closed February 20. Families who participated in round 1 will receive school placement from DPS in late March. The next opportunity to select your STRIVE Prep school will be during round 2 in April.

Interested in one of our campuses? Would you like to get notified when round 2 opens? Fill out our round 2 form and we will contact you!

Any student who wants or needs to attend a new school for the 2019-20 school year may take part in SchoolChoice. Every year, families may submit one application per student, on which they rank their students’ top school preferences for the following school year. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

Grades and Hours

9 – 12

Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:13pm


3201 W. Arizona Ave. North Entrance Denver, CO 80219

3201 W Arizona Ave, Denver, CO 80219, USA

3201 W. Arizona Ave. North Entrance Denver, CO 80219


Office Manager and Registrar

Office Manager: Raquel Garcia,

Registrar: Guadalupe Gutierrez, M.A.

Phone: 303.962.9880 x6142

Address: 3201 W. Arizona Ave.
Denver, CO 80219

North Entrance at Mississippi Avenue and Hazel Court



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STRIVE Prep – SMART is an excellent school option for all Southwest Denver students who want a high-quality, well-rounded education. Traditionally, SW Denver has not provided enough options for students who want a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum, as well as extra-curricular opportunities that open up doors for them and allow them to expand their leadership. As a college-preparatory school and CHSAA member, we have the academics, electives, athletics, and extracurriculars that our students want and deserve. To compliment that, our staff is enthusiastic about our school community, and passionately serves our students and families every day. School pride at STRIVE Prep – SMART is at an all time high.

Jack Holmes

School Leader |

Academics at STRIVE Prep - SMART

At STRIVE Prep – SMART, we believe in the value of offering accelerated college-level courses. We are one of the only high schools in Denver that offers an AP Course option in the 9th grade, AP Human Geography, and we have recently implemented our AP offerings with Concurrent Enrollment course offerings, which will result in automatic, guaranteed transfer credits to in-state colleges and universities for students that pass the course.



Athletics and Activities at STRIVE Prep - SMART

  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Basketball (Girls & Boys)
  • Cross country (G & B)
  • Soccer (G & B)
  • Cheer (G & B)
  • Football (with Lincoln High School)
  • Digital Arts
  • Speech and Debate


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