When 5th graders and their families in Stapleton and Park Hill submitted their school choice forms last January, they were the first participants in the new DPS shared boundary policy where middle schoolers in the two communities are guaranteed a place at one of five schools but don’t have an assigned home school. The April 2014 issue of the Front Porch illustrated the mix of elementary schools within each of the five schools. Now this mix of students from numerous DPS and non-DPS elementary schools are making their commutes by bike, by bus and on foot to their new middle schools. Bill Roberts and DSST:Stapleton retained their same programs and facilities. DSST:Conservatory Green is a new program in a new building (featured in the August Front Porch). McAuliffe doubled in size and moved to the Smiley building, leaving their space for a new program, Denver Discovery School.
Interviews with the McAuliffe and Denver Discovery principals address what’s new and/or different at their schools this year:
For more information about the five shared-boundary schools refer to the Front Porch Guide to Middle Schools.