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Student-Led Tours Help Families During DPS SchoolChoice

January 28, 2020   |   By Rocky Mountain Prep

All Denver Public Schools follow the same choice process with applications closing February 18. As a result, families across Denver are currently touring schools and choosing which school is best for their scholar for next year.  

And at RMP Creekside, prospective families will hear about our school from those who know it best: our students!

“This is a great way for families to hear first-hand from our kiddos,” Daniella Gutierrez, Creekside’s Senior Manager of Operations & Family Liaison, shared. “The kids really lead the tours how they want to do it, share what they want to share, and then give each other feedback after the tours to share ideas for how they can all improve.”

We spoke with Akleema and Malyah, two fifth-grade students who lead tours for families.

Akleema and Malyah, RMP Creekside Fifth-Grade Students

 

“I’m excited to share how this school helps scholars grow with their minds and hearts,” Malyah told us. “They learn how to do all the things they are supposed to and at the same time, learn how to be kind with others.”

Akleema added, “The parents could know [by touring] that our school is a good fit for their scholar to teach them what they are supposed to know so they are on track. This is a good school because they give you so many opportunities and really help you with what you need.”

When it comes to preparing to lead the tours, they both were nervous at first. “In the beginning, it was scary because I was shy and didn’t know anybody and was scared to talk in front of people. Now I have a lot of information about the school and I feel more confident,” Akleema shared.

It’s clear they are the experts in all information about the campus and have answers to the variety of questions that come up on family tours. 

“I like leading tours because I like showing the parents how the school works - Pre-K all the way to fifth grade,” Maylah said. “Student safety is always important - we have cameras and alarms, and even if students have any allergies, we have things for that too. Their student is always safe here.”

What’s most important for families to know about Creekside? Akleema told us, “Your child will be safe and learn a lot here. You don’t need to worry about anything because teachers will be here to help them out - and scholars would have lots of friends here!”

 

Ready to learn more? Register for an upcoming tour here, or explore enrollment information here.


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