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DPS Expands Access to High-Performing Schools

Jan. 22, 2018

Contact: Alex Renteria, Manager of Media Relations,

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Denver – At 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Tom Boasberg will announce a new way in which the school district’s enrollment priorities are promoting vibrant neighborhoods. This new initiative increases access for families to high-performing schools.

As the city continues to grow and housing prices increase, diverse neighborhoods are struggling to balance the challenges of gentrification with the rich cultural histories of these communities. Many parts of Denver are undergoing major shifts in demographics. This is resulting in significant changes in housing patterns and a major reduction in many neighborhoods of school-aged children.

Two years ago, DPS initiated a pilot that involved schools shifting their enrollment priorities to address these concerns. After receiving positive feedback from the community through DPS’ Strengthening Neighborhoods Initiative, the school district will expand this pilot program to even more schools in the 2018-19 school year.

Interview opportunities available.

Superintendent Tom Boasberg will announce the expansion of a pilot shifting enrollment priorities to promote vibrant neighborhoods

Superintendent Tom Boasberg, East High School Principal John Youngquist, Inspire Elementary Principal Marisol Enriquez, McAuliffe International School Principal Kurt Dennis, educators and students

Tuesday, Jan. 23
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

McAuliffe International School
2540 Holly St.