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Since its beginning in 2007, DPS has used the Call for New Quality Schools process to approve applications for 49 district-run traditional or district-run innovation schools and 75 charter schools. DPS has opened 40 traditional and innovation schools and 55 charter schools through the Call for New Quality Schools process.

Decisions to approve and open schools in DPS are grounded in DPS Board Policies AF and FAP, Colorado State Statute through the Charter Schools Act, and state and national best practice (including Colorado State Board of Education and the National Association of Charter School Authorizers). Although the decision to open a school is ultimately made by the DPS Board of Education during a public vote, the board’s decision is informed by recommendations given by an Application Review Team (ART). An ART is a team that generally includes a parent/guardian from the region the proposed school aims to serve, an external consultant, and experts in English Language Acquisition, Special Education, curriculum and instruction, as well as legal, finance, governance, human resources and other areas. In making assessments about an application’s quality, all ART members use the standards of quality embedded in each section of the publicly available application materials.

All applications can be found in the table below.

Cycle (click the year to view the Call document)ApplicantSchool TypeResponse to Need Outlined in CallApplication TypeDecisionAttachment(s)
2018 Call SupplementBeacon Middle School District Run (Beacon Network IMO)Greater Park Hill-Stapleton Middle SchoolReplicationApproved for Quality; Placement Application Under ReviewLetter of Intent
Application
Budget
2018 Call SupplementDenver Green School Northfield CampusInnovation Zone (Luminary Learning Network)Greater Park Hill-Stapleton Middle SchoolReplicationApproved for Quality; Placement Application Under ReviewLetter of Intent
Application
Budget
2018 Call SupplementHigh Tech ECE-8District RunGreater Park Hill-Stapleton Middle SchoolNew School/Grade ExpansionApproved for Quality; Placement Application Under ReviewLetter of Intent
Application
Budget
2018American Indian Academy of DenverCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApprovedLetter of Intent
Application
Budget
2018Beacon Network Middle Schools 3, 4, & 5 District RunNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallReplicationApprovedLetter of Intent
Application
Budget
2018Denver Early College High SchoolDistrict SponsoredNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2018Beacon Network High SchoolDistrict RunNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApplication not submittedLetter of Intent
2018Denver School of ThoughtCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2018Omar D Blair Charter SchoolCharterApplication to Restructure Programs & ServicesExisting SchoolApprovedApplication
2017 5280 High SchoolCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 Center for Talent Development at GreenleeDistrict SponsoredGreenlee Elementary Restart ProviderNew SchoolApproved and Placed at Greenlee ElementaryLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 Colorado High School Charter GES CampusCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 The CUBECharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 Denver Elementary Community School (1-4)District SponsoredNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary SchoolCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 Montbello Children's NetworkDistrict SponsoredJohn Amesse Elementary Restart ProviderNew SchoolApproved and Placed at John Amesse ElementaryLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 PODER Academy DenverCharterGreenlee Elementary Restart ProviderNew SchoolDeniedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 Rocky Mountain Prep 4, 5, and 6CharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallReplicationApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 SLAM ColoradoCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolDeniedLetter of IntentLetter of Intent Part 2
- Application
- Budget
2017 STRIVE Prep Elementary*CharterJohn Amesse Elementary Restart ProviderReplicationApproved and was not PlacedLetter of Intent
2017 STRIVE Prep Elementary 4, 5, and 6CharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallReplicationApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 University Prep IIICharterJohn Amesse Elementary Restart ProviderReplicationApproved
and was not placed
Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 University Prep IV, V, and VI CharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallReplicationApprovedLetter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2017 Academy 360 ExpansionCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 Colorado High School Charter SouthCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 Cooperative Community SchoolCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 Denver Wildflower Montessori SchoolTBDNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 Greenlee Core KnowledgeCharterGreenlee Elementary Restart ProviderNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 La Alma Forest SchoolCharterNot Applying to Meet Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 NOW AcademyDistrict-RunNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 PODER Academy DenverCharterJohn Amesse Elementary Restart ProviderNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 The Gene Bamesberger SchoolTBDNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2017 Wings Aerospace AcademyCharterNot Applying to Meet a Need in CallNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2016DSST IX: Humanities Middle SchoolCharterFar Northeast Middle SchoolFNE Middle School placementApproved and Placed at the Noel Campus- Placement Executive Summary
- Placement Application
2016KIPP Montbello ElementaryCharterFar Northeast Elementary SchoolFNE Elementary School placementApproved and Placed at Far Northeast Campus 28 with KIPP College Prep- Placement Executive Summary
- Placement Application
2016McGlone AcademyDistrict-RunAdditional Middle School Seats in Far NortheastNew School/ FNE Additional Middle School seats placementApproved Expansion of New Program and Grade Configuration- Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
- Budget 2
- Placement Executive Summary
- Placement Application
2016The Boys School of DenverCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved- Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2016STRIVE Prep Southwest ElementaryCharter ReplicationNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved- Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
2016Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM Colorado)CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Application- Letter of Intent

- Application
- Budget
2016Academy of Law, Justice, and ForensicsDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew ApplicationWithdrew Application
2016Cooperative Community SchoolsCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew ApplicationWithdrew Application
2016Our Neighborhood SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew ApplicationWithdrew Application
2016Watch Me Grow Learning AcademyDistrict-RunFar Northeast Elementary SchoolNew School/ FNE Elementary School PlacementWithdrew ApplicationWithdrew Application
2016STRIVE FNE Elementary SchoolCharterFNE ElementaryFNE Elementary School PlacementWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016KIPP Montbello College Prep Middle SchoolCharterFNE Middle SchoolFNE Middle School placementWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016Champion Public Schools (CPS)CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016Denver School of History, Speech and DebateDistrict-RunFar Northeast Middle SchoolNew School/ FNE Middle School PlacementWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016Excel Academy ExpansionDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016International Opportunity SchoolDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016New Directions AcademyDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016Rocky Mountain Prep 3 and 4CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
2016Wings Aerospace AcademyCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrew Letter of IntentWithdrew Letter of Intent
Far Northeast ECE CallChild Care Partners InitiativeCommunity PartnerFNE ECE CenterNew School and PlacementWithdrew Application- Letter of Intent
Far Northeast ECE DPS Elementary Education DepartmentDistrict-runFNE ECE CenterNew School and PlacementApproved and placed at FNE ECE Center- Letter of Intent
Far Northeast ECE Mile High Montessori Early Learning CentersCommunity PartnerFNE ECE CenterNew School and PlacementWithdrew application- Letter of Intent
Far Northeast ECE First Steps at Monarch MontessoriCommunity PartnerFNE ECE CenterNew School and PlacementNo placement- Letter of Intent
2015 Call SupplementCompass AcademyCharterHenry World School ReplacementPlacement ReviewNo Placement- Application
- Appendices
- Native Language Instruction Rubric and Guidelines
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call SupplementCompass AcademyCharterSW MS(shared campus with Lincoln HS)Placement ReviewPlacement at Lincoln High School Shared Campus- Application
- Appendices
- Native Language Instruction Rubric and Guidelines
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call SupplementBear Valley International SchoolDistrict-RunHenry World School ReplacementNew SchoolApproved, Placement at Henry World School Replacement- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)
2015 Call SupplementDSST Campus VIICharter ReplicationHenry World School ReplacementPlacement ReviewPlacement as Henry World School Replacement- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)
2015 Call SupplementDSST Campus VIICharter ReplicationSW MS(shared campus with Lincoln HS)Placement ReviewNo Placement- Application
- Appendices
- Native Language Instruction Rubric and Guidelines
- Letter of Intent (English)
2015 Call SupplementAcademia LincolnDistrict-RunSW MS(shared campus with Lincoln HS)New SchoolApproved, No Placement- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)
2015 Call SupplementDenver School of History, Speech, and DebateDistrict-RunNew NNE MS (Manual HS feeder)New SchoolDenied- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
2015 Call SupplementMcAuliffe International School at ManualDistrict-Run ReplicationNew NNE MS (Manual HS feeder)New SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015 Call SupplementDenver Dual Language AcademyDistrict-RunNNENew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015Karasi Preparatory, K-12CharterSouthwestNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015Banneker Jemison STEM Academy, K-5CharterNear NortheastNew SchoolApproved- Application
- Budget
2015University Prep, K-5Charter ReplicationNear NortheastNew SchoolApproved- Application
- Budget
2015Denver School of History, Speech and Debate, 6-8District-RunNear NortheastNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015McAuliffe International, 6-8District-Run ReplicationNear NortheastNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015Denver Dual Language Academy, K-8District-RunNear NortheastNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015Lycee International de DenverCharterNear NortheastNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015REVO Learning, Birth-8CharterNear NortheastNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2015Downtown Denver Expeditionary Middle SchoolCharterCentral DenverNew SchoolApproved- Application
2015DSST Middle Schools 8 and 10CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application Budget Middle School 8 Budget Middle School 10
2015DSST Middle Schools 9 and 11CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application Budget Middle School 9 Budget MS 11
2015DSST High Schools 8 and 10CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application Budget High School 8 Budget High School 10
2015DSST High Schools 9 and 11CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application Budget High School 9 Budget High School 11
2014Banneker Jemison STEM Academy, K-5CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved, conditions precedent to opening unmetApplication
2014Compass Academy (formerly SWDCS)CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application
2014Denver Dual Language Expeditionary School (DDLES)District-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2014Hampden Heights Expeditionary SchoolDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2014High Tech Early College: Global Leadership Academy (GLA)District-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2014KIPP Montbello Elementary SchoolCharter ReplicationNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget 1
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2014KIPP Montbello Collegiate High SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget 1
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2014NNE Community Engagement SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget
2014Quantum ElementaryNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolNo recommendation- Letter of Intent
2014REACH Charter SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget
2014Rise Up (formerly YouthBuild)CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2014Rocky Mountain Prep 2Charter ReplicationNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application
-Budget
2014Roots ElementaryCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget
2014SEED High SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2014STRIVE Prep - FNE ElementaryCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget
2014STRIVE Prep - FNE High SchoolCharter ReplicationNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
- Budget
2014STRIVE Prep - SW Middle SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application
- Budget
2014Westside AcademyNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDenied Application
2013AMAN STEAM ElementaryNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2013Denver Performance AcademyDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2013Dunkirk ElementaryNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolWithdrawnWithdrawn
2013DSST HS VI & VIICharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application
2013DSST MS VI & VIICharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2013High Tech Early College MSDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved Application
2013High Tech ESDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2013Legacy Options SchoolDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2013Sewall Inclusive ESDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2013STRIVE Prep SW ElementaryCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2013Uhuru School for Authentic LearningCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved, Contract later surrenderedApplication
2013YouthBuild Charter School of DenverCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2012Academy 360CharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2012Compassion Road AcademyDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2012DCIS FairmontDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2012Downtown Denver Expeditionary SchoolCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApproved- Application
2012Denver Public Montessori Secondary SchoolDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2012Dreamcatcher Performance AcademyDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2012Excel AcademyDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2012Four Winds IndigenousDistrict-RunNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2012Highline Academy NortheastCharterNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication
2012Richard Milburn AcademyNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolDeniedApplication
2012STRIVE Prep Excel HSCharter ReplicationNo Need IdentifiedNew SchoolApprovedApplication