In partnership with our diverse urban community, Denver Green School will provide a hands-on, brains-on experience that includes all students, staff, families and community, preparing all learners to lead the way toward a sustainable, bright and green future.
As a national beacon for real-world learning, Denver Green School offers a flexible, student-driven approach to curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of all learners.
What is a performance school?
A DPS performance school is a neighborhood school - not a charter school - that has been approved by the Board of Education to implement a unique educational program. While our curriculum will meet and in many cases exceed Colorado standards, we have the freedom to teach core subjects such as Literacy, Math and Science through a project-based approach that is more relevant to the way we learn and work today.
How will my child benefit?
DGS students are more excited about and engaged in their education, because their lessons and projects are directly applicable to their everyday lives. In addition, our students:
- Achieve at a high level academically - with individualized learning plans and a longer school day
- Build leadership capacity - by participating in democratic decision-making within a small-school environment
- Connect with their community and learn creative problem-solving skills - through our community garden and other service-learning projects