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If you are a member of the media and have questions about Rocky Mountain Prep or would like to speak with a representative about our school, please contact:

James Cryan, Founder and CEO
Phone: 720-863-8920
Fax: 720-863-8940


  • Education Post  | “These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students” | Editorial written by six Denver principals, including Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest Principal Jenni Reese, voicing support for Denver Public Schools’ work to enact a more sensible and developmentally appropriate discipline policy for our city’s youngest students.  > Read this story
  • Chalkbeat  | “I dropped out of school in Denver at 13. Here’s how I ended up back in the classroom helping kids learn.” | Article written by a Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest teacher about her journey through the public education system and to Rocky Mountain Prep.  > Read this story
  • CBS Denver | “Students Learn How Bill Becomes Law From Gov. Hickenlooper” | Rocky Mountain Prep hosted Governor John W. Hickenlooper for the signing of a school funding bill.  > Read this story
  • Education Post | “What Good Is School Choice for Low-Income Families If It Doesn’t Come With a School Bus?” | Article written by a Rocky Mountain Prep Creekside parent about the important role transportation plays in school choice, both in her own life and for students and families across Denver. > Read this story
  • Colorado Public Radio | “Does Coaching Teachers In Real-Time Help Students Learn? Rocky Mountain Prep Says Yes” | Highlights RMP’s success using Real Time Teacher Coaching and No-Nonsense Nurturer > Listen to or read this story
  • My DPS: The Latest Info on Denver’s Schools from Superintendent Tom Boasberg | “The coolest kid in class is the one who respectfully disagrees the most.” | Highlights Sara Carlson, Second Grade Teacher at Rocky Mountain Prep > Read this story
  • Evergreen Education Group, 2013  | “Keeping Pace Learning An Annual Review of Policy and Practice, With K-12 Online and Blended” | Highlights the education platform nationwide. Check out their insight on blended learning and school choice opportunities in Colorado (p78). > Read this report
  • University of Denver – Morgridge College of Education, September, 2013  | ” Article: Expanded Learning Opportunities in Colorado: Concepts, Case Studies, and Implications”| Highlights RMP’s Expanded Learning Opportunities for Scholars. >Read this story
  • Independance Institute, July, 2013 | ” Article: The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning in Colorado”| Highlight of RMP’s blended learning model. > Read this story
  • Denver Post, August 17, 2012 | ” Article: New Denver charter school brings big aspirations to students”| A recently opened RMP is featured. > Read this story
  • Education News Colorado, May 3, 2012 | ” Commentary: Blended learning transforms teaching”| Highlight of RMP’s blended learning model. >  Read this story
  • DU Today, April 16, 2012 | “Alum’s charter school aims to prepare kids for college”| RMP Leader James Cryan is featured.  > Read this story
  • Donnell-Kay (DK) Foundation Blog, February 24, 2012 | ” DK Presents at the Colorado League of Charter Schools Conference” | RMP’s blended learning model is featured, > Read this story
  • Education News Colorado, November 18, 2011| “Denver Board Approves School Changes”| Rocky Mountain Prep moves to Southeast Denver. > Read this story
  • Education News Colorado, October 18, 2011 | “See who was invited to meet with Bush” | RMP Founder James Cryan meets with former President George W. Bush. > Read this story
  • The School Administrator, September 2010 | “Interdisciplinary Doctorates”| RMP Leader James Cryan is profiled. > Read this Story
  • Colby Magazine, August 2, 2011 | “Beating the Odds” | RMP founder James Cryan is profiled by his alma matter. > Read this story
  • Denver Post, July 3, 2011 | “DPS OKs teacher’s charter school” | An up-close look at RMP’s journey toward becoming an official charter school. > Read this story