Prospective Applicants

Applicants can access resources and information about opportunities for applicant workshops on this page. For more information about the current Call for New Quality Schools, including identified areas of need, timeline, application, and Call document, please visit our Current Call for New Quality Schools page.

2018 Prospective Applicant Supports

The Portfolio Management Team offers resources for prospective applicants intending to apply as a new school, replicating school, or Innovation Zone school. These resources are designed to:

  • Provide relevant information and ensure all applicants have equitable access to information regarding the Call for New Quality Schools (CNQS) process
  • Improve the overall quality of applications received by clarifying expectations
  • Educate applicants about district needs, enrollment, and performance trends

Resources can be accessed the following ways:

  • Attend an in-person workshop
  • Participate in an online webinar
  • Meet with a team member during office hours
  • Access online resources

 2018 Schedule of Supports

In person workshops: Workshops will include experts from Budget & Finance, English Language Acquisition Department, Special Education Department, and Portfolio Management. Applicants will gain an overview of the Call for New Quality Schools process, and have open time to engage with content experts. These sessions are designed for all applicants. Please note, the March 7 workshop will also cover Innovation Zones and supports–the January session will not cover Innovation Zones.

  • Tuesday, January 23, 8:00 am – 10:00 am (RAFT Lab, 3827 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205) This workshop has been cancelled 
  • Wednesday, March 7, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80215 14th floor) This workshop has been cancelled, please contact Ashleigh Madonna to schedule individual supports.

Online webinars: During this webinar, the Portfolio Management Team will walk applicants through the new school applications and rubrics, changes from last year’s application, provide an overview of the quality review process, and answer any initial questions applicants may have. These sessions are designed for first time applicants and will not cover Innovation Zones or replication applications specifically.

Office hours: Office hours are an opportunity for all applicants to meet with Portfolio Management team members. Office hours are a first-come, first-serve opportunity for applicants to ask questions, learn about the process or explore DPS needs.

  • Tuesday, January 9, 8:00 am – 10:00 am, Emily Griffith Campus – Room 1235
  • Friday, February 9, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Montbello Branch Library
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library This event has been cancelled, please contact Ashleigh Madonna to schedule individual supports.

Online Resources: The Portfolio Management Team has compiled a list of resources that applicants should consult prior to reaching out to DPS for assistance. Resources have been organized to assist applicants.

For more information about  our processes and available resources, or to RSVP, please contact: Ashleigh Madonna, (720) 423-2482, ashleigh_madonna@dpsk12.org. Please RSVP prior to attending the any of the sessions above.