Provide a safe and welcoming school where students can pursue their education, realize their potential, and develop skills to lead productive and rewarding lives.
Create a safe place to learn that celebrates individual achievement, embraces community involvement, and promotes personal growth through positive choices.Our core strategies which support our mission and vision include the following:
Comprehensive affective educational curriculum; Proactive academic and affective intervention; Standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment; Very strict attendance and discipline policies; Smaller school setting; Intensive Pathway for grades 6th through 12th.
End of Year FUN!
Ten lucky students had the opportunity to white-water raft Clear Creek at 782 cfs! Lucky because of outstanding academic performance and attendance. For some students it was their first time, leaving them wanting more of this fun life-time activity. See Gallery on Mr. Borel’s site.
College Courses at PREP
PREP Academy has two concurrent enrollment college courses through the Community College of Denver. AAA109 prepares our students for college life while CIS117 Introductory to Technical Applications provides an education in Computer Information Systems (pictured to the left). College level rigor is employed to give our students a head start with college credits while still in high school.
Mile High Scholars
Annually, each of the Denver Public Schools selects students deemed Mile High Scholars. Mile Scholars exemplify academic excellence, perseverance, and serve as role models to their peers. There were 635 Mile Scholars recognized from 143 schools, but only PREP’s were lucky enough to have breakfast with the mayor!
From left to right:
Seated: Jorge Flores-Gutierrez, Selena Two Crow, Giovanni Montanez
Standing: Ayub Hirsi, Sarah Jones, Shabias Zepher, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Jiovanni Valdez. PREP is very proud of our Mile High Scholars!
PREP Student DPS Safety Calendar Art Contest Winner
Congratulations to Emmanuel Silva-Silero for having won the DPS Safety Calendar Art Contest. He will be attending the Recognition Ceremony on May 3, 2013 at the Denver Firefighters Museum.
Achieve 3000 Comes to PREP
With students coming from all over the district, PREP Academy is meeting the challenge of addressing the varying needs of every student enrolled at the school. Achieve 3000 is a great way to provide differentiated teaching and learning.
“We believe that all students should have access to personalized literacy solutions that meet the needs of today’s learners. Accordingly, Achieve3000 provides flexible implementation models, targeted training and robust instructional support for teachers that make it easy to launch and successfully utilize our solutions. And, because Achieve3000 programs are accessible from any Internet-enabled device, differentiated learning is easily and effectively extended beyond the traditional classroom: at home, in the library, or on the go.” –Achieve 3000
“Speak On It”
On January 22, a panel of students presented to DPS educators issues surrounding the learning environment especially as it pertains to student learning development. Topics ranged from behavioral issues to personal issues that affect how students learn and how teachers create the environment necessary for a positive learning environment.
Dr. Darlene Sampson, Culturally Responsive School Improvement Partner/Office of Post-Secondary Readiness had been working with students since October for this presentation that was offered as a 2-hour Professional Development for teachers. Parents and friends, of course, were invited. With the support of principal Ms. Jamie Lofaro and High School Science teacher Ms. Roxanne Cosser, this event became a memorable speaking engagement by students Anthony Valdez, Ayub Hirsi, Steve Clark, Giovanni Montanez, Tyajalaun Guyton, Jose Hernandez, Leshemia De Leon, Jamonie White, Nate Brison and Nina Davis. Congratulations to a job well done!