Call for New Quality Schools

In Summer 2014, Denver Public Schools unveiled the Denver Plan 2020, an ambitious new vision for the district that was developed in collaboration with nearly 3,000 educators, parents, students, community partners, and city leaders from across Denver. The Denver Plan 2020 establishes one overarching goal: Great Schools in Every Neighborhood — By 2020, 80% of students in each region of our city will be attending a high-quality school.

To make this goal a reality, DPS is committed both to strengthening existing schools and welcoming new quality schools into the district.

For more information on the Call for New Quality Schools processes, the  “Starting New Schools & Matching Schools with Communities” video is now available in both English and Spanish.

Request for Proposals (now closed)

Denver Public Schools is seeking 1-2 consultants to facilitate the process to select a restart provider for two DPS schools, Greenlee and John Amesse, during Spring 2017.  This person will be responsible for convening and facilitating a Community Review Board that is responsible for providing recommendations to the Superintendent, including the production of the Board’s final report.

Please see this document: Community Voice Consultant RFP, which lays out more information about the role as well as the process for applying.

Prospective Applicants

The “Call” is a public document that transparently articulates projected needs for new schools or additional capacity in the district. It also introduces the district’s process for inviting proposals to meet these needs, facilitating a quality review of these proposals, engaging community and supporting DPS Board decision-making. Learn more…

Current Call for New Quality Schools

The Call for New Quality Schools is the process by which the Denver Public School Board approves high quality new and replicating schools.  Applications for the 2017 Call for New Quality Schools will be due April 3, 2017. Learn more…

Application Hub

By law, Call for New Quality Schools applications are available to the public once they have been submitted for review. Click here to view all applications, including current and past applications. Learn more…