Q: What is Rocky Mountain Prep?
Rocky Mountain Prep is an innovative, public charter school network with schools in Denver and Aurora. We educate students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade with the rigorous academic preparation, character development and individualized support necessary to succeed in a four-year college and life. Our values-driven culture combined with a college-prep curriculum drives our scholars to success. RMP scholars and staff work hard to uphold our core PEAK values – perseverance, excellence, adventure and kindness – on a daily basis.
Q: What grades will RMP Southwest serve in 2017-18?
Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest will enroll prekindergarten (full-day), kindergarten (free full-day), and 1st – 3rd grades for the 2017-2018 school year.
Q: How do I enroll?
RMP participates in the Denver Public SchoolChoice program. Round 1 is open from January 5-31. We highly encourage families to apply online during Round 1 to more likely receive their first choice. Round 2 opens March 20, 2017.
Q: Can I visit RMP Southwest before enrolling my scholar?
Yes! We hold tours on Thursdays at 8:00am or 1:30pm. Please call us to RSVP: 720-863-8920.
Q: What is the school’s schedule and calendar?
RMP Southwest scholars attend school for an extended day from 7:45am-4pm Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, scholars attend school for a half day, from 7:45am-12:30pm. Teachers attend professional development in the afternoons. RMP does not follow the Denver Public Schools calendar. Our extended school year starts the second week of August and ends in late June to help prevent summer learning loss.
Q: How old do you have to be to attend ECE-4 or Kinder at RMP Southwest?
Scholars must turn 4 before October 1, 2017 to be eligible for ECE-4. Scholars must turn 5 before October 1, 2017 to be eligible for Kindergarten.
Q: Do the scholars wear uniforms to school? Do I have to pay for the uniform?
Yes. All scholars are required to wear uniforms at RMP. All families should purchase a uniform over the summer. Families can also purchase extra uniform pieces throughout the school year. We offer a uniform payment plan for families who may need assistance.
Q: How many scholars are in each classroom?
ECE-4 classrooms have 16 scholars. There are no more than 28 students in each Kinder through 2nd grade classroom. Additionally, every classroom is taught by two full-time teachers.
Q: Will my child have homework?
K-3 scholars will be given approximately 35 minutes of homework each evening. The expectation is that this homework is done and completed every night and returned to school the next day. Teachers will check the homework and send it back to you with feedback if there are concerns. Teachers will not send back homework if it was done correctly. Pre-K scholars also receive nightly homework.
Q: Do you have free breakfast and lunch programs?
Yes. All students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will receive free breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. All RMP students receive free breakfast and a snack. RMP partners with Revolution Foods to provide healthy meal options for our scholars.
Q: Will RMP Southwest provide transportation for my scholar to get to and from the school?
RMP Southwest 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 Southwest does not provide bus transportation for scholars.
Q: Does RMP Southwest offer before- and after-school care?
RMP Southwest does not offer before- or after-school care. We do offer two 6-8 week enrichment programs each quarter, including soccer, art & crafts, basketball, dance, and theater.
Q: Where is the school located?
RMP Southwest is located on the garden level at the Kepner Community Campus, 911 S. Hazel Court, Denver, CO 80219.
Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?
For more information please contact Laura Harney, Manager of Enrollment, at 720-863-8920 ext. 101.