berkeley
3752 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212

berkeley Family Center

Rocky Mountain Prep (RMP) is an innovative, public charter school network. We welcome, challenge, and support each of our Pre-K through 5th-grade students with kindness and respect. At Rocky Mountain Prep, we pride ourselves on creating strong family and community partnerships, and hiring responsive educators so that all of our students are receiving personalized learning and feeling joy and curiosity every day at school. RMP scholars and staff work hard to uphold our core PEAK values – Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness – on a daily basis.

RMP Berkeley is located at 3752 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212.

RMP Berkeley scholars attend school from 8:00am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. RMP does not follow the Denver Public Schools calendar. Our extended school year starts the second week of August and ends in early June. View our 2022-23 academic calendar here.

Yes. Scholars and their families are required to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application at charterchoice.strataapps.com each year to determine eligibility for Free or Reduced meals. If your scholar(s) are not eligible for free or reduced meals, please be prepared to pay for Lunches purchased at school for the 2022-2023 school year. All RMP students will receive Free Breakfast. You can contact our office at 720-464-3550 if you have additional questions or need a hardcopy of the application.

RMP partners with SLA Management to provide high-quality scratch cooked meals. Please visit https://sla-rockymtnprep.nutrislice.com/menu/2-rocky-mountain-prep-berkeley-prek-5 for more information on Berkeley’s menu and food policies.

RMP Berkeley provides limited bus transportation via DPS Transportation. If bus transportation does not work for your schedule, please reach out to your school’s front office team to determine if you are eligible to use Hop Skip Drive or other transportation supports.

RMP Berkeley partners with KidSmart to offer before and after-school care Monday through Friday. KidSmart is tuition based, CCAP is accepted. Visit https://www.kids-smart.com/about1-c1x1t to register your scholar today!

Yes. All scholars are required to wear uniforms at RMP. Families should purchase a uniform over the summer. You may also purchase extra uniform pieces throughout the school year. We offer a uniform payment plan for families who may need assistance. Link to purchase uniforms: http://berkeleyuniforms.com/rmp_berkeley/shop/products/all?page=1

At Rocky Mountain Prep, we have big dreams for our scholars! We know that if you don’t set clear goals and have ways to see if you are hitting those goals, dreams will continue to stay dreams instead of becoming a reality. For that reason, we have set clear goals for our adults and our kids, and we enforce that through data visibility. 

To understand whether we are making progress towards are goals, we will be monitoring our progress towards these Big 5 goals: 

  • Kindergarten through second-grade students will grow, on average, 1.25 years in math and reading. Pre-K students will grow 1 year on average.
  • 50% of third to fifth-grade students will read a million words.
  • Third grade through fifth-grade students taking CMAS will score an average of 45% on track for the next grade level with 10% scoring exceeds expectations.
  • At least 90% of students who start at RMP, stay at RMP.
  • Teacher retention will be at least 85%.

More information on these goals will be coming soon!

Prekindergarten classrooms have 16 scholars. There are no more than 28 students in each kindergarten through fifth grade classroom. Regardless of the number of scholars in the classroom, we have strong structures in place so that every teacher knows where their students are thriving academically or need more support to ensure they are getting personalized learning.

We deeply value the connection between home and school and know that the more scholars and families practice academic skills together, the more scholars will be invested in their schoolwork. You can expect your Pre-K through 2nd grade scholar to have 20 mins of reading and 10 mins of skills work each night. 3rd- through 5th-grade scholars are expected to read 20 minutes and complete 15 minutes of skills work each night.

Rocky Mountain Prep Berkeley enrolls four-year-old prekindergarten (full-day), kindergarten (free full-day), and first through fifth grades.

For the 2023-24 school year, scholars must turn 3 by October 1, 2023 to be eligible for ECE-3. Scholars must turn 4 by October 1, 2023 to be eligible for ECE-4. Scholars must turn 5 by October 1, 2023 to be eligible for Kindergarten.

RMP participates in the Denver Public SchoolChoice program. Round 1 is open from mid-January to mid-February. For specific dates please check the DPS website: http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/schoolchoice-round-1/. We highly encourage families to apply during Round 1 to be more likely to receive their first choice. If you miss the Round 1 window, please check the Denver Public Schools website for when round 2 begins. In the past, it has opened around April and closed in August. Round 2 enrollment is first-come, first served.

Yes! We hold events throughout the year, so families can get to know us. For a schedule of upcoming events, such as tours and open house times, please visit our “Enroll” page.

At Rocky Mountain Prep, supporting our scholars to develop healthy identities, manage their emotions, feel empathy, and maintain healthy and supportive relationships with their teachers and peers is among the most important things we can do. Therefore, students participate in an age-appropriate, self-directed, competency-based social-emotional learning curriculum based on the Compass Circle model developed by Valor Collegiate Academies.

For more information please call 720.464.3550 or visit our "Enroll" page.

Masks are not required on school grounds. However, those who prefer to wear masks are encouraged and welcome to do so. This guidance may be updated as State of Colorado and CDC guidelines change. All masks must be school-appropriate.

DPS provides free COVID testing for the Denver-Metro community. Rocky Mountain Prep students, families, and staff can visit the DPS website to make an appointment or visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website for more COVID testing options. We encourage everyone in the community to utilize these resources and continue to take health precautions to ensure we can protect our students and staff.

If your child is sick and you are concerned it might be related to COVID-19, the most important step is to seek guidance from a medical professional. Please contact your doctor or see below for additional resources for school-based health clinics. If your child is unwell, please: 

1. Quarantine your child to limit the possible spread of illness to others

2. Call the school to report your child’s absence and be ready to share information about symptoms, duration of illness, and relevant dates (such as when your child was last at school or date of exposure)

3. Keep your child at home until they are cleared to return by the school - we will follow the guidance of local health officials to make this determination

Denver Public Health’s School-based Health Centers are located at 18 different sites across Denver and are still open. School-based Health Center services are offered at no cost to all Denver Public Schools students. Learn more here.

Aurora School-Based Health Clinics are located at 4 different sites in Aurora. The Aurora School-Based Health Clinics can provide an evaluation by a health care provider for low to no-cost. Learn more here.

Visitors, including parents/guardians, will not be allowed past the school’s front office and must have a symptom and temperature screening before they enter the building. There will be safety measures in place to make sure only 1-2 visitors are in the front office at any time.


Meet the principal at RMP berkeley

Kayla Bylund

Principal

As an RMP teacher and administrator for the last eight years, I love being a part of the RMP community because of its focus on rigor and love. I’m inspired every day by our amazing Berkeley Bees!


berkeley Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

  • No School - Teacher Learning Day

    September 30

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  • No School - Family Conferences

    October 14

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  • No School - Teacher Learning Day

    October 17

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  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

    November 21-25

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  • No School - Winter Break

    December 19 - January 3

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  • No School - MLK Day

    January 16

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  • No School - Presidents' Day

    February 20-21

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  • No School - Family Conferences

    March 10

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  • No School - Spring Break

    March 27-31

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  • No School - Teacher Learning Day

    April 3

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  • No School - Memorial Day

    May 29

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  • Last Day of School for All Students (Half Day)

    June 1

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  • No School - Staff Workday

    June 2

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berkeley News

  • PHOTOS: RMP Creekside’s Festival of Nations

    See photos from our ninth annual Festival of Nations at Rocky Mountain Prep Creekside!
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  • The Big Five: Progress Update and Our 2022-23 Goals!

    How did we do in meeting our Big Five goals last year? Plus, a look at the new Big Five for the 2022-23 school year!
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  • K-2 Big Five Goal Achieved!

    See the data behind our K-2 scholars’ achievements in ELA and Math!
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  • Our 2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan

    We’re excited to share Rocky Mountain Prep’s new strategic plan! The new strategic plan provides RMP with the opportunity to assess our progress, be thoughtful about our resource needs and unite around common goals.
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