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Students Enroll in College at Highest Rate in DPS History

May. 2, 2018
 

Contact: Jessie Smiley, Media Relations, Jessie_Smiley@dpsk12.org

DPS to Celebrate College Readiness on College Signing Day

Denver – Denver Public Schools (DPS) is celebrating the largest increase in college enrollment in 12 years. Similar to the tradition of athletic signing days to celebrate sports stars as they commit to a college, seniors throughout DPS will get their day to celebrate their post-graduation plans at their own College Signing Day.

Signing Day throughout DPS allows schools to recognize graduating seniors who are deciding their journey after graduation in a variety of ways, including perusing college, career and/or the military. Jobs requiring training beyond high school are growing three times as fast as jobs requiring only a high school diploma. By 2020, 74% of all Colorado jobs will require education beyond high school.

Join students and educators on Thursday, May 3 as they celebrate these strides in college- and career-readiness, a goal in the Denver Plan 2020, at South High School for their College Signing Day.

Student interview opportunities will be available.

WHAT:
College Enrollment Celebration and College Signing Day

WHO:
Board of Education president Anne Rowe, Denver Scholarship Foundation CEO Lorii Rabinowitz, Superintendent Tom Boasberg, students and educators

WHEN:
Thursday, May 3
8:45-9:15 a.m.: Celebration
9:17-10:24 a.m.: College signing Day festivities with the entire South senior class

WHERE:
South High School
1700 E. Louisiana Ave.

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