How to enroll at PREP Academy
Congratulations on looking up information for attendance at PREP Academy! This information is provided by Kathie Jackson, MSW, LCSW the PREP Social Worker who coordinates the enrollment process. 720-424-8455 for more information.
Enrollment at PREP Academy begins with a REQUIRED attendance by the student, parent/guardian and or a transitions liaison from Denver Public Schools. The dates of these orientations will be listed each hexter and occur on a six week schedule. The next orientation for PREP will be at 10:00 am on August 11 at the PREP building, 2727 Columbine Street, Denver 80205. You can also find out the date for the next orientation by calling 720-424-8455 and listening to the message about the meeting.
The Process for selection:
Interview with a PREP Administrator:
Please read further descriptions of the program that will help you decide if this is the place for you.
Further information and considerations for enrollment at PREP Academy
Students with an IEP may come to PREP however they must have their IEP evaluated prior to enrollment. We do not have an Affective Needs classroom at PREP. PREP does have students on IEPs that have Mild or Moderate educational needs.
We need to see the IEP. If your student has an IEP, please bring a copy to orientation. If you do not have a copy, you may ask for one at your current school. Please give it to Kathie Jackson, the PREP Social Worker or call her to discuss it if you have any other questions.
The PREP schedule is based on Hexters (6 week courses). Most courses at PREP operate on 1-2 Hexters and students can expect their schedule to change every 6 weeks. PREP’s calendar is the same as all of Denver Public Schools, with the difference being the way the weeks are divided. The Hexter system is what allows us to offer more credits per year which may help a student catch up if they are behind or have failed some courses in the past.
If you are considering coming to PREP, you need to understand the Discovery Program requirements. All students will be going through Discovery for the first six weeks following their enrollment. The student may only miss a total of three days or they are out of the program. Coming late to school counts as ½ day absence. Attendance applies to parents too! When the school calls the parent it is for a reason, either to give you grades and attendance information or to let you know something of importance. We expect parents to attend and participate in the parent/teacher conferences each semester in order for us to keep you informed. If parents do not make it to the conference, then a home visit will occur the following Saturday. This lets you know how important your child is to us.
Students are all provided with bus tickets to and from school. If a student has 85% attendance consistently they may receive a bus pass monthly.
If you are a senior or have close to senior credits, then we will have our Guidance Counselor evaluate your transcript to determine if you are on track to graduate. Once we have this information you will be able to make a more informed decision.
PREP offers up to 90 credits per year if a student attends and passes all of the classes scheduled. Attendance and participation are critical to earning each course credit.
Mental Health Supports:
PREP offers a unique and comprehensive approach to the Whole Child Learning Experience. We have full time Mental Health Professionals, Psychologist, Social Worker, Synergy Therapist, Counselor, and Registered Nurse. These supports are available to all students at PREP. Be aware that at enrollment there will be a couple of pages of information about your child’s behaviors or emotional needs that we will have you and your child complete. This is to guide us in selecting the best and most appropriate supports and resources for each student.