A great big high FIVE to the fabulous Rocky Mountain Prep Fletcher community, as they celebrate the Aurora Public Schools (APS) Board of Education’s decision to extend their charter for five more years! In honor of this incredible achievement, we wanted to share five things that make RMP Fletcher a wonderful school.
1. Incredible academics
RMP Fletcher’s first class of third graders took the CMAS exams in the 2018-19 school year, and we are extremely proud to share that RMP Fletcher students had the highest math proficiency of all charter schools and the third-highest of all schools in APS!
While we know there is still lots of work to be done, the growth we’ve seen is one of the clearest examples of the positive impact of our educational program.
2. Amazing teachers & top-notch professional development
How did we achieve such academic growth? By hiring top talent and providing abundant opportunities for professional development! Each one of our educators is an ingenious, unique, loving individual and through consistent and targeted learning opportunities, we seek to help them become master teachers. In fact, in the last two school years, six RMP Fletcher fellows have moved into lead teacher roles, continuing their impact in new ways while maintaining their relationships with students and families.
3. Community engagement
Consistent and meaningful community engagement has been at the forefront of RMP Fletcher’s growth strategy from the beginning. When RMP first took over the Fletcher campus, we served 48 prekindergarten students and there were approximately 360 students in the building. Since then, our full pre-k through fifth-grade program serves more than 550 students - almost 200 more students and families excited about the rigorous and loving education available at RMP. This growth would not have been possible without the incredible RMP Fletcher and our broader community.
4. APS district support
Since RMP Fletcher’s beginning, the Aurora Public Schools district has been a source of encouragement and support as we strive to be the best we can be for our students. We are grateful to have such a hard-working group of individuals on our team to help us give our students the high-quality, loving education they deserve.
5. Our amazing students
Across our network, each one of our students makes up a special and irreplaceable part of RMP. We are humbled by the incredible hard work and modeling of PEAK Values every single one of our RMP Fletcher students does each day.
As one third-grade student shared when their teacher asked her class to think about how they could improve how they live their PEAK values: “You know what… I think I’m crushing it.”
We think all our Fletcher students and educators are crushing it, too!