Empower Schools - Portfolio Services

DPS believes deeply that those who are closest to students – the teachers, parents, leaders and school community members – are best positioned to make decisions about how to serve students and should have strong ownership of all that happens within their buildings – encouraging innovation, flexibility and differentiation.

The Portfolio Management Team develops systems and authorizing processes to encourage innovation, flexibility and differentiation among DPS’s portfolio of schools.

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Promoting Flexibility and Empowerment

School Models

Find out how to become, create, or join an innovation school, innovation zone (iZone), or charter school.

Universal Flexibility

All district-run and innovation schools have the option to select or opt out of district recommendations in four areas.