The West community has advocated for the return of West High School for many years. Throughout the summer of and into the fall of the 2020-21 school year, West Early College and West Leadership Academy staff, students, families, and alumni were surveyed and interviewed regarding the reunification. As a result of this broad community feedback, the Student Voice and Leadership (SVL) team developed a plan to reunify the schools.
DPS Board of Education approved a resolution reunifying West Early College and West Leadership Academy, which was signed Thursday, Nov. 19 during the Board of Education meeting. West Middle School and West High School will open to serve students for the 2021-22 school year. The goal in this reunification is to offer the best aspects of both schools with strong concurrent enrollment, career education, biliteracy, and student leadership and development opportunities.
Students can choose to enroll at the new West Middle and High Schools as one of their choice options through SchoolChoice between Jan. 15 and Feb. 16, 2021. All current West Leadership Academy and West Early College students are guaranteed a spot at the West campus, and student’s enrollment at the West campus will be secured once their Annual Family Update is completed for the 2021-22 school year.