STRIVE Preparatory Schools

STRIVE Prep, a community of public charter schools in Denver, CO, is where every student is learning to change the world. We believe our 3,800 scholars at our 11 schools should be able to access an education that is not only academically excellent but that also embraces each student's identities.

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A High-Quality K-12 Public Education Program




Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent


STRIVE Prep, a community of public charter schools in Denver, CO, is where every student is learning to change the world. We believe a high-quality public education should be well within the grasp of students in every neighborhood of Denver and beyond, but we also know that for many students, that opportunity is out of reach. That's why we extend deep into the communities we serve to become more accessible to all families who choose STRIVE Prep. We meet students exactly where they are, challenging, encouraging, and supporting every child with the tools and resources needed to prepare for college and career.

As a network comprised of 11 schools, our programmatic focus is on providing a K-12 education to our nearly 3,800 students. In addition, we offer a number of programs to enhance our students' education, engage our families, and differentiate our network, such as athletic programs, high-quality special education, advocacy and family engagement, a Teacher Residency Program, and more.


Evidence of Program's Success

--86% of STRIVE Prep students graduated on-time in 2017, compared to 67% of all DPS students.
--100% of STRIVE Prep students in the graduating class of 2018 were accepted to a two- or four-year college or university.
--STRIVE Prep - Ruby Hill continues to be the highest-performing elementary school in Southwest Denver in Math and the second-highest in English Language Arts.
--Shifts to student-centered learning in 2017-18 resulted in a 15% increase in students meeting or exceeding the college-ready benchmark on PSAT 10, and an 11% increase in math, across the network.

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