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 English and Spanish:

Prospective Applicants

The Portfolio Management Team offers resources for prospective applicants intending to apply as a new school, replicating school, or Innovation Zone school. Prospective Applicants

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. It is open to all school developers, District-run and charter, in alignment with our commitment to equity across school types. Current Call for New Quality Schools

Facility Placement Process

The placement review process is informed by the Facility Allocation Policy and the Facility Allocation Policy Part A GuidelinesOnce applicants have been approved through the Call, district staff and the Board of Education use the Facility Allocation Policy and the Facility Allocation Policy Part A Guidelines to determine which schools will be placed in a district facility. Given current conditions, DPS is not making the promise of facility support in this year’s Call for New Quality Schools.

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. Application Hub