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.