In DPS, we are committed to offering high-quality schools that reflect the diversity of our communities.
A rich body of research is clear on the benefits of school integration for students of all income levels and all races. We believe these schools offer the best education for our kids by breaking down stereotypes, building bridges and promoting vibrant neighborhoods throughout Denver.
Two years ago, with the goal of providing more integrated schools, we began a pilot program at some of our high-performing, low-poverty schools to prioritize enrollment for students eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch (FRL), an indicator of poverty.
To be clear, in these schools, students living within the boundary still have top priority. However, outside the boundary, priority is given to students from low-income families.
After receiving positive feedback from the community through our Strengthening Neighborhoods Initiative, more schools have expressed interest in participating in this pilot program.
This page is designed to let you, our families, know how you can participate in this expanded pilot. Still have questions? Email us at SchoolChoice@dpsk12.org.