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The Call and Applicant Supports

The Portfolio Management Team offers resources for prospective applicants intending to apply as a new or replicating school or schools seeking a new district facility. These resources are designed to:

  • Provide relevant information and ensure all applicants have equitable access to information regarding the Call process,
  • Improve the overall quality of applications received by clarifying expectations, and
  • Educate applicants about district needs, community engagement processes, enrollment, and performance trends.

On December 20, 2018, DPS released its 2019 Call for New Quality Schools (“the Call”). DPS uses the Call to identify specific needs for new schools in our city on the basis of enrollment demand or restart/turnaround needs. Based on DPS’s most recent Strategic Regional Analysis, existing schools will meet enrollment needs at least through the 2020-2021 school year in all areas of our city. DPS also has not identified any schools for restart/turnaround under the Board of Education policy and process guiding those decisions.

We simultaneously recognize that we have much work to do to meet our responsibility to provide high-quality schools in every neighborhood of our city, as well as our responsibility under Colorado law to consider new school applications annually. The 2019 Call for New Quality Schools introduces the rigorous Quality Authorizing Process DPS offers for developers of new District-run and charter schools and provides important contextual information that we encourage school developers and community partners to consider as they design new programs.

To learn more, read the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools. To apply, see the application materials below. Letters of Intent were due February 8, 2019 by 5PM to CNQS@dpsk12.org.

The Portfolio Management Team is pleased to offer a number of resources to potential new school applicants, which may include in-person supports, online workshops, and informational screencasts. Check back soon for additional information on upcoming supports for this year’s Call.

See below for current in-person and online supports offered as part of this year’s process.

Information on available applicants supports for the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools have been provided to those who submitted Letters of Intent on February 8, 2019. If you would like additional details about these supports, email CNQS@dpsk12.org.

The Portfolio Management Team has compiled the following resources for school developers to consult prior to reaching out to DPS for assistance:

Information on available applicants supports for the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools have been provided to those who submitted Letters of Intent on February 8, 2019. If you would like additional details about these supports, email CNQS@dpsk12.org.

Individuals or teams interested in applying for the Call for New Quality Schools should contact Evelyn Barnes, Manager of School Development, for more information and to ensure they’re included in all communications and updates about the new schools process.

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**News and Updates**

Meet the Applicants for the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools

DPS invites you to attend community meetings to meet each applicant for the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools, the process by which DPS evaluates aspiring new schools seeking to open in Denver. Come learn more about how new schools are approved in DPS, ask questions of the applicant, and provide feedback on the school

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Release of the 2019 Call for New Quality Schools

On December 20, 2018, DPS released its 2019 Call for New Quality Schools (“the Call”). Click on the link to read the full document, and view the application materials under the “Current Call Documents” tab of this page. Questions? Email CNQS@dpsk12.org.

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Meet the Members of the GPHS Placement Committee

The following community members have been selected by an Appointments Committee to serve on the Placement Review Committee for the Fall 2018 Supplemental Call for New Quality Schools. The Appointments committee included 3 DPS staff and 3 community members, including a charter school leader from the area, a Strengthening Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) representative, and a

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