As we enter our 14th year, GALS continues to center our signature practices - grounded in Movement-Based learning and positive gender focus that targets healthy social, emotional, relational and leadership development of all students. In our most recent end of year Efficacy Survey:
- 97% of students say they work hard in school
- 96% say they will go to college
- 86% and 85% say they are good math and science students, respectively, which is so important for our young women.
- 91% say their teachers believe in them.
Last year we again had 100% graduation in our high school, with a record six students receiving a scholarship that will pay for 100% of their trade certificate. Graduates will be attending University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, University of Northern Colorado, Metropolitan State University of Denver, to name a few.
All dollars raised go directly to critical needs for the schools' unique model, including core social emotional development courses, mental health resources which are vital to the success and wellbeing of our students and staff, and new technology.
In 2007, GALS' founders began the work of conceptualizing a distinct all-girls school. Denver Public School authorized GALS Denver in 2009, as the first public, gender-based school in Colorado. We opened our Middle School doors in 2010, added a High School in 2014. Both schools run our unique model of powerful academics, movement based-learning, and social, emotional, and relational learning. GALS model adds real value to the array of choices available to DPS students and offers students a unique option for pursuing their middle and secondary school educations.
The schools represent a standards-based response to the academic and social, emotional, and relational needs of all students, including many who face real barriers to realizing their full potential. The GALS program promotes the structure necessary to ensure that graduates have the intellectual acumen, critical thinking skills, curiosity, discipline, self-awareness and 21st century leadership skills to achieve success and experience personal and professional fulfillment.