southwest
911 S Hazel Ct. Denver, CO 80219

southwest 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.

Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest will enroll prekindergarten (full-day), kindergarten (free full-day), and first through fifth grades in the 2021-22 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 be 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 x200 to RSVP or click “enroll” on our website to complete a short RSVP form.

Due to the implications of COVID, there will be not updated SPF for the 2020-21 school year. In the 2018-19 school year, RMP Southwest received an “orange” or Priority Accredited on Watch rating on the Denver Public Schools SPF. Every year, the SPF rates schools based on such categories as parent satisfaction, academic excellence, student attendance, etc.

Scholars must turn four by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for prekindergarten. Scholars must turn five by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for kindergarten.

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, all purchases are made through our online store by going to https://rmp-southwest-store.myshopify.com.

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.

Prekindergarten classrooms have 16 scholars. There are no more than 28 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.

Kindergarten through fifth-grade scholars will be given approximately 35 minutes of homework each evening. The expectation is that this homework is done and completed every night and returned to school the next day. Pre-K scholars also receive nightly homework.

In the 2021-22 school year, RMP Southwest scholars will attend school from 8:20am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Our extended school year starts the second week of August and ends in early June. View our academic calendar here.

RMP Southwest does not provide bus transportation for scholars. If transportation support is needed, please contact the front office.

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.

RMP Southwest is located on the garden level at the Kepner Community Campus, 911 S Hazel Court, Denver, CO 80219.

For more information please call 720-863-8920 x200.

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 southwest

Bridget Joyce

Principal

At Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest, we believe in upholding and celebrating our community of diverse learners and supporting them on their path to independence. Every child at RMP Southwest has the opportunity to achieve their full potential through social-emotional learning and a rigorous academic program.


southwest Upcoming Events Upcoming Events

  • Family Conferences - No School for Students

    November 12

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  • School Closed - Thanksgiving Break

    November 22-26

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  • 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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southwest News

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    RMP Families, your voice matters! Become an advocacy champion, and help strengthen our RMP community by partnering directly with our CEO to share your feedback.
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  • When our community votes, our kids win: commit to vote!

    This year, both Denver and Aurora Public Schools will elect four new members to their School Boards. This election is incredibly important because School Board members make decisions that affect every RMP scholar, staff member, and family.
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  • The Importance of Attendance

    Having students in school every day, ready to learn is one of many ways we support our scholars on their path to success. Having our students and staff together is also essential to building the culture of love and joy we pride ourselves on!
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  • The Big Five and Our Goals for the Year

    Meeting The Big Five will not only help us reach our goals for the year but also ensure that we are making progress toward achieving our mission -- for every child to realize their full potential through a rigorous and loving elementary education.
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