Application Hub

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

Decisions to approve and open schools in DPS are grounded in DPS Board Policies LBD 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).

All applications can be found in the table below.

Cycle (click the year to view the Call document/application materials)

Applicant

School Type

Response to Need Outlined in Call

Application Type

Decision

Attachment(s)

2024

5280 Freedom School

Charter

No need identified by DPS in 2024

New School

Letter of Intent

2024

Denver Language School

Charter

Bilingual programming in Far Northeast Region

Replication

Letter of Intent

2022

5280 Freedom School

Charter

No Need Identified by DPS in 2022

New School

Denied in June 2022, Approved in September 2022

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2022

Radical Arts Academy of Denver

Charter

No Need Identified by DPS in 2022

New School

Denied

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2022

STEM Denver Elementary School

Charter

No Need Identified by DPS in 2022

Replication from Douglas County

Denied

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2021

STEM School Denver

Charter

No Need Identified by DPS in 2021

Replication from Douglas County

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2020

5280 High School

Charter

Program Change Application to Operate as Alternative Education Campus

Existing School

Approved

Application

2020

DSST High School at Noel

Charter

No Need Identified by DPS in 2020

Replication

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2019

Monarch Montessori

Charter

Program Change Application to Implement Dual Language Programming

Existing School

Approved

Application

2019

The French American School of Denver

Charter

No Need Identified in the Call

New School

Approved

Application
Budget

2019

Warriors for High Quality Schools

District Run

No Need Identified in the Call

New School

Approved

Application
Budget

2018 Call Supplement

Beacon Middle School

District Run (Beacon Network IMO)

Greater Park Hill-Stapleton Middle School

Replication

Approved for Quality; Not Placed

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2018 Call Supplement

Denver Green School Northfield

Innovation Zone (Luminary Learning Network)

Greater Park Hill-Stapleton Middle School

Replication

Approved for Quality; Placed at Park Street Campus

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2018 Call Supplement

High Tech ECE-8

District Run

Greater Park Hill-Stapleton Middle School

New School/Grade Expansion

Approved for Quality; Not Placed

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2018

American Indian Academy of Denver

Charter

No Need Identified in the Call

New School

Approved

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2018

Beacon Network Middle Schools 3, 4, & 5

District Run

No Need Identified in the Call

Replication

Approved

Letter of Intent
Application
Budget

2018

Denver Early College High School

District Sponsored

No Need Identified in the Call

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2018

Beacon Network High School

District Run

No Need Identified in the Call

New School

Application not submitted

Letter of Intent

2018

Denver School of Thought

Charter

No Need Identified in the Call

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2017

Omar D Blair Charter School

Charter

Application to Restructure Programs & Services

Existing School

Approved

Application

2017

5280 High School

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

Center for Talent Development at Greenlee

District Sponsored

Greenlee Elementary Restart Provider

New School

Approved and Placed at Greenlee Elementary

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

Colorado High School Charter GES Campus

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

The CUBE

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

Denver Elementary Community School (1-4)

District Sponsored

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary School

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

Montbello Children's Network

District Sponsored

John Amesse Elementary Restart Provider

New School

Approved and Placed at John Amesse Elementary

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

PODER Academy Denver

Charter

Greenlee Elementary Restart Provider

New School

Denied

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

Rocky Mountain Prep 4, 5, and 6

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

Replication

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

SLAM Colorado

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Denied

Letter of IntentLetter of Intent Part 2
- Application
- Budget

2017

STRIVE Prep Elementary*

Charter

John Amesse Elementary Restart Provider

Replication

Approved and was not Placed

Letter of Intent

2017

STRIVE Prep Elementary 4, 5, and 6

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

Replication

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

University Prep III

Charter

John Amesse Elementary Restart Provider

Replication

Approved
and was not placed

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

University Prep IV, V, and VI

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

Replication

Approved

Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2017

Academy 360 Expansion

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2017

Colorado High School Charter South

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2017

Cooperative Community School

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2017

Denver Wildflower Montessori School

TBD

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2017

Greenlee Core Knowledge

Charter

Greenlee Elementary Restart Provider

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2017

La Alma Forest School

Charter

Not Applying to Meet Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2017

NOW Academy

District-Run

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2017

PODER Academy Denver

Charter

John Amesse Elementary Restart Provider

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2017

The Gene Bamesberger School

TBD

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2017

Wings Aerospace Academy

Charter

Not Applying to Meet a Need in Call

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

DSST IX: Humanities Middle School

Charter

Far Northeast Middle School

FNE Middle School placement

Approved and Placed at the Noel Campus

- Placement Executive Summary
- Placement Application

2016

KIPP Montbello Elementary

Charter

Far Northeast Elementary School

FNE Elementary School placement

Approved and Placed at Far Northeast Campus 28 with KIPP College Prep

- Placement Executive Summary
- Placement Application

2016

McGlone Academy

District-Run

Additional Middle School Seats in Far Northeast

New School/ FNE Additional Middle School seats placement

Approved Expansion of New Program and Grade Configuration

- Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget
- Budget 2
- Placement Executive Summary
- Placement Application

2016

The Boys School of Denver

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

- Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2016

STRIVE Prep Southwest Elementary

Charter Replication

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

- Letter of Intent
- Application
- Budget

2016

Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM Colorado)

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Application

- Letter of Intent

- Application
- Budget

2016

Academy of Law, Justice, and Forensics

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2016

Cooperative Community Schools

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2016

Our Neighborhood School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2016

Watch Me Grow Learning Academy

District-Run

Far Northeast Elementary School

New School/ FNE Elementary School Placement

Withdrew Application

Withdrew Application

2016

STRIVE FNE Elementary School

Charter

FNE Elementary

FNE Elementary School Placement

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

KIPP Montbello College Prep Middle School

Charter

FNE Middle School

FNE Middle School placement

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

Champion Public Schools (CPS)

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

Denver School of History, Speech and Debate

District-Run

Far Northeast Middle School

New School/ FNE Middle School Placement

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

Excel Academy Expansion

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

International Opportunity School

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

New Directions Academy

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

Rocky Mountain Prep 3 and 4

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

2016

Wings Aerospace Academy

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Withdrew Letter of Intent

Far Northeast ECE Call

Child Care Partners Initiative

Community Partner

FNE ECE Center

New School and Placement

Withdrew Application

- Letter of Intent

Far Northeast ECE

DPS Elementary Education Department

District-run

FNE ECE Center

New School and Placement

Approved and placed at FNE ECE Center

- Letter of Intent

Far Northeast ECE

Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers

Community Partner

FNE ECE Center

New School and Placement

Withdrew application

- Letter of Intent

Far Northeast ECE

First Steps at Monarch Montessori

Community Partner

FNE ECE Center

New School and Placement

No placement

- Letter of Intent

2015 Call Supplement

Compass Academy

Charter

Henry World School Replacement

Placement Review

No Placement

- Application
-- Appendices
- Native Language Instruction Rubric and Guidelines
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call Supplement

Compass Academy

Charter

SW MS(shared campus with Lincoln HS)

Placement Review

Placement at Lincoln High School Shared Campus

- Application
- Appendices
- Native Language Instruction Rubric and Guidelines
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call Supplement

Bear Valley International School

District-Run

Henry World School Replacement

New School

Approved, Placement at Henry World School Replacement

- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call Supplement

DSST Campus VII

Charter Replication

Henry World School Replacement

Placement Review

Placement as Henry World School Replacement

- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call Supplement

DSST Campus VII

Charter Replication

SW MS(shared campus with Lincoln HS)

Placement Review

No Placement

- Application
- Appendices
- Native Language Instruction Rubric and Guidelines
- Letter of Intent (English)

2015 Call Supplement

Academia Lincoln

District-Run

SW MS(shared campus with Lincoln HS)

New School

Approved, No Placement

- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)
- Letter of Intent (Spanish)

2015 Call Supplement

Denver School of History, Speech, and Debate

District-Run

New NNE MS (Manual HS feeder)

New School

Denied

- Application
- Appendices
- Letter of Intent (English)

2015 Call Supplement

McAuliffe International School at Manual

District-Run Replication

New NNE MS (Manual HS feeder)

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015 Call Supplement

Denver Dual Language Academy

District-Run

NNE

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

Karasi Preparatory, K-12

Charter

Southwest

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

Banneker Jemison STEM Academy, K-5

Charter

Near Northeast

New School

Approved

- Application
- Budget

2015

University Prep, K-5

Charter Replication

Near Northeast

New School

Approved

- Application
- Budget

2015

Denver School of History, Speech and Debate, 6-8

District-Run

Near Northeast

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

McAuliffe International, 6-8

District-Run Replication

Near Northeast

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

Denver Dual Language Academy, K-8

District-Run

Near Northeast

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

Lycee International de Denver

Charter

Near Northeast

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

REVO Learning, Birth-8

Charter

Near Northeast

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2015

Downtown Denver Expeditionary Middle School

Charter

Central Denver

New School

Approved

- Application

2015

DSST Middle Schools 8 and 10

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application Budget Middle School 8 Budget Middle School 10

2015

DSST Middle Schools 9 and 11

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application Budget Middle School 9 Budget MS 11

2015

DSST High Schools 8 and 10

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application Budget High School 8 Budget High School 10

2015

DSST High Schools 9 and 11

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application Budget High School 9 Budget High School 11

2014

Banneker Jemison STEM Academy, K-5

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved, conditions precedent to opening unmet

Application

2014

Compass Academy (formerly SWDCS)

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2014

Denver Dual Language Expeditionary School (DDLES)

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2014

Hampden Heights Expeditionary School

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2014

High Tech Early College: Global Leadership Academy (GLA)

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2014

KIPP Montbello Elementary School

Charter Replication

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget 1
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2014

KIPP Montbello Collegiate High School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget 1
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2014

NNE Community Engagement School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget

2014

Quantum Elementary

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

No recommendation

- Letter of Intent

2014

REACH Charter School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget

2014

Rise Up (formerly YouthBuild)

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2014

Rocky Mountain Prep 2

Charter Replication

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
-Budget

2014

Roots Elementary

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget

2014

SEED High School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2014

STRIVE Prep - FNE Elementary

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget

2014

STRIVE Prep - FNE High School

Charter Replication

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget

2014

STRIVE Prep - SW Middle School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application
- Budget

2014

Westside Academy

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2013

AMAN STEAM Elementary

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2013

Denver Performance Academy

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2013

Dunkirk Elementary

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

2013

DSST HS VI & VII

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2013

DSST MS VI & VII

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2013

High Tech Early College MS

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2013

High Tech ES

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2013

Legacy Options School

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2013

Sewall Inclusive ES

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2013

STRIVE Prep SW Elementary

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2013

Uhuru School for Authentic Learning

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved, Contract later surrendered

Application

2013

YouthBuild Charter School of Denver

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2012

Academy 360

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2012

Compassion Road Academy

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2012

DCIS Fairmont

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2012

Downtown Denver Expeditionary School

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

- Application

2012

Denver Public Montessori Secondary School

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2012

Dreamcatcher Performance Academy

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2012

Excel Academy

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2012

Four Winds Indigenous

District-Run

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2012

Highline Academy Northeast

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application

2012

Richard Milburn Academy

Charter

No Need Identified

New School

Denied

Application

2012

STRIVE Prep Excel HS

Charter Replication

No Need Identified

New School

Approved

Application