Ongoing investments to strengthen International Baccalaureate Programme, athletics and arts
Northfield High School (NHS), Denver Public Schools’ newest high school, has announced a partnership with the Stapleton Foundation, through the Northfield High School Foundation. This collaboration will support the success of the school through fundraising activities which will fund student critical needs, expeditionary and global education opportunities, and the implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for all students. Funding will also support athletics, activities, and the arts.
“We are proud to link arms with the Stapleton Foundation through the Northfield High School Foundation to support the programs within our school,” said NHS principal Amy Bringedahl. “This financial source strengthens so many opportunities for our students while expanding our developing IB program and support for our teachers.”
Opening in August 2015, Northfield High School is located in northeast Denver and offers a progressive, challenging and exciting academic program, the foundation of which is the IB Programme. IB focuses on international perspectives while emphasizing the importance of having students explore their home culture and language. Research, cited by the IB Organization, indicates that IB graduates complete college faster than their peers.
At NHS, all students have equitable access to the curriculum and are enrolled in two IB courses, IB Language and Literature and IB Global Politics or IB History of the Americas, with some pursuing the full IB Diploma. The focus on IB is an exciting opportunity for NHS students, but with 54% of students participating in Free and Reduced Lunch, many parents are in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of the program. This new partnership will make this curriculum possible for all Northfield students.
“The Stapleton Foundation’s support of Northfield High School is long withstanding. Consequently, we’re proud to support Northfield High School’s vision of becoming a fully accredited International Baccalaureate program,” said Landri Taylor, CEO of the Stapleton Foundation. “The Stapleton Foundation’s investment will help make it possible to continue the momentum of academic excellence at Northfield High School.”
The partnership between the Stapleton Foundation and Northfield High School Foundation will also help to broaden access to much needed infrastructure to support a strong athletic program, as well as access to arts and cultural events for improved educational outcomes for NHS students now and in the future.