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 educate students in prekindergarten through fifth grade with the rigorous academic preparation, character development, and individualized support necessary to succeed in a four-year college and life. Our values-driven culture combined with a college-prep curriculum drives our scholars to success. RMP scholars and staff work hard to uphold our core PEAK values – Perseverance, Excellence, Adventure, and Kindness – on a daily basis.

RMP Creekside will enroll prekindergarten three-year-olds (half-day), prekindergarten four-year-olds (full-day), kindergarten (free, full-day), and first through fifth grades in the 2020-21 school year.

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. We highly encourage families to apply during Round 1 to more likely to receive their first choice. Round 2 of enrollment is currently open and closes in August. Round 2 enrollment is first-come, first served.

To ensure scholar safety, we are not offering tours at this time. We are offering weekly virtual info sessions Thursdays at 1pm. Please call 720 863 8920 x100 to RSVP or click “enroll” on our website to complete an RSVP.

RMP Creekside scholars attend school from 8:35am - 3:55pm, 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 academic calendar here.

RMP Creekside received a Meets Expectations or “Green” rating on the Denver Public Schools SPF in the 2018-2019 school year. We are particularly proud that for the fourth year in a row, our scholars had the highest math proficiency rates among any DPS school with a majority of students eligible for free or reduced lunch. Every year, the SPF rates schools based on such categories as parent satisfaction, academic excellence, student attendance, etc. Schools are rated on a color scale ranging from “Red”, the lowest - Accredited on Probation - to “Blue”, the highest - Distinguished. 

Note: Due to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no updated SPF for the 2019-20 school year

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

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. The overarching goal is that students develop a deep sense of who they are and an understanding of the purpose in their lives. Students are taught social-emotional relational skills including how to productively express their emotions, resonate with others, share with vulnerability, and build safety and belonging for others.

Scholars must turn 3 by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for ECE-3.  Scholars must turn 4 by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for ECE-4. Scholars must turn 5 by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for Kindergarten.

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. 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.

Yes. All RMP students receive free breakfast and a snack and students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch will also receive free lunch. RMP partners with Revolution Foods to provide healthy meal options for our scholars. Note: Please visit the "lunch menus" tab above for additional information on our current food service offerings.

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 collaborates with Way to Go - School Pool, a service that connects families in the same neighborhood to share in the responsibility of getting scholars to and from school. RMP Creekside also 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

Note: Please visit our 2020 FAQs for information related to the 2020-21 school year.

RMP Creekside partners with Leading Edge for before- and after-school care from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm for our four-year-old pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade scholars. Leading Edge provides structured homework and other fun activities. RMP Creekside also offers afterschool enrichment opportunities for scholars such as Spanish, soccer, dance, and robotics for a cost.

All adults and students are required to wear masks or face shields when on school grounds. Masks will also be required for students riding the bus to/from school. RMP will provide masks for all students and staff but encourage students and staff to bring their own mask that they are comfortable in. If a scholar brings their own mask we ask that it is school appropriate.

Free COVID testing is available to all Rocky Mountain Prep students, families, and staff through a partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado.

DPS staff members and students can use this link to get tested.

Family members -- including RMP Fletcher families and students -- should use the community link: covidcheckcolorado.org

We encourage everyone in the community to utilize this resource and continue to take all health precautions like frequent hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing to ensure we can protect our students and staff who will be learning in-person this semester.

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.

For more information please call 720-863-8920 x100.

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 your RMP Staff at 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.


creekside Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

  • School Closed - Winter Break

    December 20 - January 3

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  • School Closed - MLK Day

    January 17

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  • School Closed - Presidents’ Day

    February 18-22

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  • Family Conferences - No School for Students

    March 11

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  • School Closed - Spring Break

    March 28 - April 4

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  • School Closed - Memorial Day

    May 30

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  • Last Day of School for All Students

    June 9

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