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Lake consolidation 2023-24 - Family message

October 24, 2022
By admin

We write to you today about important steps we are taking to better adapt to the changing landscape in Denver and continue to provide high-quality education for our students. After much consideration we have decided that this school year will be the last year that we operate the STRIVE Prep - Lake. We will be consolidating our STRIVE Prep - Lake school with our other nearby middle schools. 

We are sharing this information with you now to give you as much time as possible to make the best school placement decision for your child’s 2023-24 school year, whether at another STRIVE Prep school or elsewhere in the Denver Public Schools family of schools. 

This was a difficult, but important decision that will allow STRIVE Prep to continue to best serve all of our students in this area. In reviewing the enrollment patterns of our Lake school over the past few years, we know that many of our Lake students live near other STRIVE Prep middle schools. By consolidating STRIVE Prep - Lake and moving many of those students to other STRIVE Prep schools, such as Federal, Westwood, Kepner and Sunnyside, we are ensuring students have access to well resourced schools that offer the broad and robust programming that all students deserve. This will also allow us to better meet staffing challenges and concentrate resources to build out academic, social, extracurricular and student support programs and services. 

Current STRIVE Prep - Lake 6th and 7th grade students will need to submit a SchoolChoice application in Round 1 (opening January 13) and have admission priority to other nearby STRIVE Prep middle schools when selecting their schools during the DPS SchoolChoice window. Eighth graders will apply to their high school of choice as they normally would and will receive priority consideration should they choose STRIVE Prep - SMART. 

STRIVE Prep and Lake staff have shown tremendous dedication to our Lake Shark students and families since STRIVE Prep - Lake opened 12 years ago, and we will continue that commitment through the end of this school year. 

Please join us on at school, October 26 at 5 p.m. to talk more about the consolidation process and the resources and support that will be available for students and families during this transition. You may also find Frequently Asked Questions here.

We appreciate your support during your time with us. We look forward to your partnership through the remainder of the school year and will continue to work with you to determine the right school for your child for the 2023-24 school year.

 

Sincerely, 

Michele Deats 

Principal, STRIVE Prep - Lake 

Jessica Johnson

Interim CEO

Kayla Tibbals

Board Chair

 

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Les escribimos hoy sobre los pasos importantes que estamos dando para adaptarnos mejor al panorama cambiante de Denver y para poder continuar proporcionando una educación de alta calidad a nuestros estudiantes. Después de considerarlo mucho, hemos decidido que este año escolar será el último año de operaciones de STRIVE Prep - Lake. Consolidaremos nuestra escuela STRIVE Prep - Lake con otras secundarias cercanas. 

Les estamos compartiendo esta información ahora para darles todo el tiempo posible para que tomen la mejor decisión para la escuela de sus hijos para el año escolar 2023-24, ya sea en otra escuela STRIVE Prep o en una escuela de la familia de Denver Public Schools. 

Esta fue una decisión difícil, pero importante, que permitirá que STRIVE Prep continúe sirviendo a todos los estudiantes de esta área de la mejor manera posible. Al revisar los patrones de inscripción de nuestra escuela Lake los últimos años, sabemos que muchos de nuestros estudiantes de Lake viven cerca de otras secundarias de STRIVE Prep, como Federal, Westwood, Kepner y Sunnyside. Nos estamos asegurando de que los estudiantes tengan acceso a escuelas con buenos recursos que ofrezcan la programación amplia y sólida que todos los estudiantes merecen. Esto también nos permitirá tener el personal que requerimos y concentrar recursos para formar los programas y servicios académicos, sociales, extracurriculares y de apoyo para los estudiantes. 

Los estudiantes actuales de STRIVE Prep - Lake de 6º y 7º tendrán que presentar una solicitud de EscojoMiEscuela en la Ronda 1 (inicia el 13 de enero) y tendrán prioridad de admisión a otras secundarias de STRIVE Prep al seleccionar sus escuelas durante la ventana de EscojoMiEscuela de DPS. Los estudiantes de 8º grado solicitarán admisión a la preparatoria de su elección como lo harían normalmente y recibirán consideración prioritaria si eligen asistir a STRIVE Prep - SMART. 

El personal de STRIVE Prep y de Lake ha mostrado una tremenda dedicación a nuestros estudiantes Tiburones de Lake y sus familias desde que STRIVE Prep - Lake abrió hace 12 años y continuaremos con ese compromiso hasta el final de este año escolar. 

Los invitamos a la escuela el 26 de octubre a las 5:00 pm para hablar más sobre el proceso de consolidación, los recursos y el apoyo que estarán disponibles para los estudiantes y sus familias durante esta transición. También pueden encontrar las Preguntas Frecuentes aquí.

Agradecemos su apoyo durante su tiempo con nosotros. Esperamos seguir colaborando con ustedes el resto del año escolar y continuaremos apoyándolos para determinar cuál es la escuela adecuada para sus hijos para el año escolar 2023-24. 

 

Atentamente, 

 

Michele Deats 

Directora, STRIVE Prep - Lake 

Jessica Johnson

Directora General Interina

Kayla Tibbals

Mesa Directiva

 

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