All DPS classes are cancelled for Friday, April 27, due to significant anticipated teacher absences. (Innovation and charter schools can opt out of cancelling classes and decide to operate on a normal schedule.) Learn more.
Congratulations to our students and educators whose hard work resulted in high growth or improvement on state assessments! Sixty DPS schools have earned a state award due to their performance on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success or CMAS.
Each year, the Colorado Department of Education recognizes public schools in the state where 75% of students are considered at-risk and that demonstrate the highest rates of student academic progress, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. The following schools have received the Center for Excellence Award for demonstrating impressive results:
The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. The following schools “Exceed” expectations on the indicator related to student academic progress and “Meet or Exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps:
The John Irwin Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. The following schools received an “Exceeds Expectations” rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts and Science:
The High School Academic Growth Awards recognize high schools that demonstrate the highest levels of students’ academic growth in reading, writing and math: