Welcome to SUN's Education Committee webpage
SUN EDUCATION EXPO: OCTOBER 17 2013 - BROCHURE
Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) is hosting its 3rd annual Education Expo on Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Starting at 6:30 pm, Denver Public Schools officials will update the community on the choice process, middle school transportation, and the Northfield High School. Then at 7:00 pm, all interested parents and students are welcome to visit with approximately 20 neighborhood schools, ranging from pre-schools to high schools, in a trade show-style event. The event will take place at Bill Roberts School, located at 2100 Akron Way. List of school attending listed below.
The SUN Education Committee was formed in May 2009. It is comprised of SUN Board members and school representatives. Our goal is to provide the community with current information about schools in and near Stapleton. Through our website and fall education expos, we will inform the community of school facilities, application procedures, events, and opportunities. In addition to communicating between the schools and residents, the SUN Education Committee will also enhance communication between DPS and Stapleton. In particular, the committee will keep DPS informed of the community's needs and desires, and will relay pertinent information from the district to residents. We will continue to work with DPS and Forest City to ensure adequate school facilities in the neighborhood.
SUN Education Committee Members:
We welcome members from schools not currently represented! If you are interested, please email SUNEducationCommittee@gmail.com.
Survey Results Are Here! Click to review.
Thank you to everyone who took the latest SUN Survey on retail options in Stapleton, a suggested route change to the new 89 Bus Line, and several school issues relating to elementary, middle, and high schools in Stapleton.
DPS Job Postings for Leadership in Stapleton Schools - to apply Click Here
New elementary program selected Conservatory Green, opening 2014
The school board approved placement of High Tech Elementary at the Conservatory Green to open fall of 2014. The principal, Dr. Amy Gile, would like to work with the community to tailor the program for this neighborhood and gather input from residents. You can find out more about this by going to the school web site.
New Eastbridge Elementary School - Isabella Bird Community School (IBCS)The newest school has a name!! Isabella Bird Community School (IBCS) or also affectionately referred to as "Izzie B."
DPS is currently in the planning stages for IBCS a 500-600 student school scheduled to open in the Bluff Lake neighborhood of Eastbridge in the Fall 2014. This school will have feeder/seed classrooms for Kindergarten and 1st grade in the 2013-2014 school year. DPS has formed a committee to discuss programming for this school.
For all the latest information, visit their web site at http://eastbridge.dpsk12.org
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Two New Middle Schools to Open 2014, McAuliffe moves to Smiley
The DPS School Board voted to move McAuliffe Middle School to the Smiley Middle School Building at Holly and 26th Ave.
Kristen Atwood has been chosen to head the middle school that will be going into the Swigert-McAuliffe International School space for the 2014-15 year, once McAuliffe moves to the Smiley building. She was the Director of Academic Achievement at McAuliffe during the 2012-13 year. She has 17 years of experience working for DPS as an administrator, special educator and district specialist. DSST will be the other new middle school opening in the new building planned in the Conservatory Green neighborhood. Both schools will open with 6th grade and then build out from there.
The future Northfield High School campus
The school bond (3B) that passed in the November, 2012, election included an initial $39 million of funding to build Phase 1 of the Northfield High School campus, located at Central Park Blvd. and 56th in the north part of Stapleton. Phase 1 of the campus will include most common spaces such as cafeteria, gym, administrative offices, multi-building design with a grass quad, and academic space to serve up to 1000 students beginning in the fall of 2015.
Updated Enrollment FAQ coming soon.
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You may contact the Education Committee at SUNEducationCommittee@gmail.com.
Education Committee Archives
Please visit our archives for information that was available on the SUN website from August 2009 to February 2010.