creekside
7808 Cherry Creek S. Drive #3-300 Denver, CO 80231
Fax: 720.863.8940

creekside 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.

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!

RMP Creekside scholars attend school from 8:15am - 3:45pm, 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 720-863-8920 x100 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 the SLA website for more information on Creekside’s menu and food policies.

RMP Creekside provides limited bus transportation. Currently, our bus stops are: 600 S Dayton St., Denver, CO 80247 (Pine Creek Apartments); 10025 E Girard Ave., Denver, CO 80231 (Artisan Apartments); 9995 E Harvard Ave., Denver, CO 80231 (Woodstream Falls Apartments); 10700 E Dartmouth Ave., Denver, CO 80014 (One Dartmouth Place); 7100 E Mississippi Ave., Denver, CO 80209 (Spyglass Hill Apartments); 1123 Wabash St, Denver, CO 80220; 550 Alton Way, Denver CO 80230; 9888 E Vassar Drive, Denver CO 80231. 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.

Yes. RMP Creekside partners with Leading Edge for before- and after-school care from 6:30am - 6:00pm for our four-year-old pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade scholars. Leading Edge provides structured homework and other fun activities. CCAP accepted. Please visit https://families.leadingedgekids.com/ to register your RMP scholar for child care or to learn more about the program.

Yes. All scholars are required to wear uniforms at RMP. All families should purchase a uniform over the summer at creeksideuniforms.com. Families can also purchase extra uniform pieces throughout the school year. We offer a uniform payment plan for families who may need assistance.

Each three-year-old and four-year-old prekindergarten classroom is taught by a lead teacher and a teaching fellow or teaching assistant. In first through fifth grade, one teaching fellow provides additional support for the grade level.

Prekindergarten classrooms have 16 scholars. There are around 30 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.

K-5 scholars will be given 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 are required to complete a nightly reading log for homework.

RMP Creekside is located in Southeast Denver at 7808 Cherry Creek South Drive, #3-300, Denver, CO 80231.

RMP Creekside will enroll prekindergarten three-year-olds (full-day), prekindergarten four-year-olds (full-day), and kindergarten through fifth grades in the 2023-24 school year.

For the 2023-2024 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.

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.

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.

For more information please call 720-863-8920 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.

To view RMP’s most recent school-specific announcements, such as family newsletters and coffee hour notes, please click here. To view past network-wide family email newsletters, please click here.

 

For other school resource documents, please click the PDF icons below.


Meet the principal at RMP creekside

Austen Kassinger

Principal

I have been with RMP since its founding year and Creekside scholars and staff alike continue to inspire me every day. I am so fortunate to work with a group of spirited and passionate individuals who share one mission - to provide an exceptional education for all.


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  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

    November 21-25

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    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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