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Where is Rocky Mountain Prep located?

Creekside: Our Rocky Mountain Prep Creekside campus is located at 7808 Cherry Creek S. Drive #3-300 Denver, CO 80231.  We are near the intersection of Quebec St. and Evans Ave. in southeast Denver.

Coming from downtown, take I-25 S to the Evans exit.  Drive east on Evans for two miles. Cherry Creek S Drive is on the left, just past the Sonic and across from the Comcast building. The entrance to our complex is half a mile up on the left.

Southwest: RMP Southwest is located on the first level of Kepner Middle School by the soccer field: 911 S Hazel Ct.,Denver, CO 80219 Please click the address for directions.

Fletcher: RMP Fletcher is located at 10455 E 25th Ave Aurora, CO 80010 at the Fletcher Community School campus.

What are the school hours?

Creekside
Schedule for full-day ECE-4, full-day Kindergarten, 1st grade – 5th grade:

Mon – Thurs: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Schedule for half-day ECE-3:

        Mon – Thurs (no school on Fridays)
        AM: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
        PM: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Southwest
Schedule for full-day ECE-4, full-day Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade:

Mon – Thurs7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am – 12:30 pm

Fletcher
Schedule for half-day ECE-4:

         Mon – Thurs (no school on Fridays)
         AM: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
         PM: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

What is the school calendar?

Rocky Mountain Prep has an extended school year, which means more time for our scholars to learn.  We do not always follow the Denver Public Schools calendar, except in the case of school closure for inclement weather.  Scholars are expected to be in school, on time, and in uniform everyday.

RMP Fletcher scholars attend school Monday through Thursday. RMP does not follow the Aurora Public Schools calendar. Our extended school year starts on August 15, 2016 and ends in late June to help prevent summer learning loss.

Creekside:

RMP 1 Calendar 2016 – 17

Southwest:

RMP 2 Calendar 2016-17

RMP 2 Calendar (Spanish) 2016-17

Fletcher

RMP 3 Calendar 2016-17

 

Does Rocky Mountain Prep provide bus transportation?

Creekside: Rocky Mountain Prep provides limited bus services at local apartment complexes. Bus seats for newly accepted students will be determined through a lottery, if the amount of interests exceeds the capacity available on the bus.

Southwest: Our RMP Southwest campus currently does not provide bus transportation.

Fletcher: RMP Fletcher collaborates with Way to Go – School Pool, a service that connects families in the same neighborhood to share in the responsibility of getting scholars to and from school. RMP Fletcher does not provide bus transportation for scholars.

Does Rocky Mountain Prep provide before and after school care?

Creekside: Kids Adventure Club hours are 6:30 am – 8:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  The Adventure Club program is run by Marcus Howell at Rocky Mountain Prep and serves scholars in kindergarten and above. He is a Denver native with strong ties to the community. As an alum from Denver East, Marcus went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado state university. He specializes in team building and management.

Kids Adventure also provides full days of care when Denver Public Schools is in session but RMP is not. Kids Adventure does not provide care during holiday breaks such as Thanksgiving week or Christmas week.

Please this link to learn more: http://bit.ly/25S56iT

Southwest: RMP 2 currently does not provide this after-school program.

Fletcher: Rocky Mountain Prep 3 does not offer before or after-school care.

Does Rocky Mountain Prep provide special education services?

Rocky Mountain Prep has a full-time Special Education Teacher on staff, who works in conjunction with teachers and families to support students with special education needs.  Services are also provided by Denver Public Schools, including a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, and Social Worker.

 

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools.  They are free to attend, publicly funded, part of the state school system, and accountable to the district and state for their results. Charter schools are schools of choice, so they do not enroll students solely based on where they live. Charter schools are privately managed by an organization that has a charter, or contract, with an authorizer.

What are the class sizes?

In ECE-3 and ECE-4, our classrooms have 16 scholars with two teachers (a lead teacher and a teaching fellow).  In kindergarten and above, our classrooms have an average of 28 scholars.  Much of the instruction in literacy and math is done in small groups of 10-14.

Who can attend Rocky Mountain Prep?

Rocky Mountain Prep is a public charter school which follows the DPS SchoolChoice process and the Aurora Public Schools Open Enrollment process. There are no entry exams. Kindergarten and above is tuition-free.

For more information about DPS Open Enrollment please visit: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org// 

For more information about APS Open Enrollment please visit: http://admissions.aurorak12.org/open-enrollment.

 

Where do Rocky Mountain Prep families live?

The majority of Rocky Mountain Prep families live within 1-2 miles of our school.  All families must participate in the DPS SchoolChoice process or APS Open Enrollment process in order to attend Rocky Mountain Prep.  Rocky Mountain Prep gives enrollment preference to children of full-time staff, children with siblings who are already attending the school, and children who live in the Denver and Aurora public school district.  Families living outside of the school district are still eligible to enroll.

What are the specials classes?

Creekside: In addition to our emphasis on literacy and math, scholars receive instruction in science, art and dance classes from our specials teachers.  Scholars have two of the three specials classes each day except for Fridays.  Rocky Mountain Prep scholars perform in two community dance performances a year in the winter and spring, as well as science fairs and art nights throughout the year.

Southwest: In addition to our emphasis on literacy and math, scholars receive instruction in spanish and dance classes from our specials teachers.  Scholars have both of the specials classes each day except for Fridays.  Rocky Mountain Prep scholars perform in two community dance performances a year in the winter and spring.

What is PEAK Party?

PEAK Party is a weekly celebration of our PEAK Values: Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure and Kindness.  Scholars are recognized for their demonstration of these values throughout the week and over the course of the school year.  Families are welcome to attend PEAK Party, which occurs just before dismissal on Fridays.

Does Rocky Mountain Prep offer extracurricular activities?

Rocky Mountain Prep scholars can participate in many activities after school and on the weekends, including the PEAK Dance Academy, soccer club, handbell choir, theatre and Arabic classes.  As our school grows and more scholars are enrolled, we hope to continue offering more enrichment opportunities.

 

 

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