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 Southwest enrolls four-year-old prekindergarten (full-day), kindergarten (free full-day), and first through fifth grades.
RMP participates in the Denver Public SchoolChoice program. Round 2 is currently open and Round 1 for the 2021-22 school year typically opens in January. We highly encourage families to apply during Round 1 to more likely to receive their first choice. Please check the Denver Public Schools website for more information.
Yes! We hold tours on Thursdays at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm. We also host community events! Please call us to learn more or RSVP: 720-863-8920 x200.
RMP Southwest scholars attend school for an extended day from 7:45 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, scholars attend school for a half-day, from 7:45 am - 12:30 pm. Teachers attend professional development in the afternoons. RMP does not follow the Denver Public Schools calendar. Our extended school year starts the second week of August and ends in late June to help prevent summer learning loss.
RMP Southwest received an “orange” or Priority Accredited on Watch rating on the Denver Public Schools SPF in the 2018-19 school year. 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, 2020, to be eligible for prekindergarten. Scholars must turn five by October 1, 2020, 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. We offer a uniform payment plan for families who may need assistance.
Scholars 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 scholars develop a deep sense of who they are and an understanding of the purpose in their lives. Scholars 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.
RMP Southwest does not provide bus transportation for scholars.
RMP Southwest partners with the Bridge Project to offer free after-school care Monday through Thursday until 6:30 pm (dinner is included). In addition, six to eight-week enrichment programs are offered throughout the year, including soccer, art & crafts, basketball, dance, and theater.
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.
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Rocky Mountain Prep will continue to distribute food at RMP Berkeley, RMP Southwest, and RMP Fletcher through the summer thanks to our partnership with Revolution Foods. Families can pick up three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at a time. Any children 1-18 in the community are eligible to receive meals, not just RMP students.
Additionally, Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools have meal distribution sites available to families. Please visit the following sites for more information:
We also want to make families aware of the Food Resource Hotline - 720-382-2920. This is a bilingual toll-free number that connects Coloradans to needed food and nutrition resources. Anyone in need can call. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Messages left after-hours or on a weekend will be returned the next business day. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Colorado at 7-1-1 or 1-800-659-2656.)
To be able to work with passionate, dedicated people like the staff at RMP Southwest is a dream come true. The RMP Southwest family believes in every scholar, loves them unconditionally, and is dedicated to working relentlessly with the community to give every scholar the educational experience they deserve.
An Update from RMP Founder & CEO James Cryan
As we bring the school year to a close, I am writing to share with you that I have decided that the next school year (2020-2021) will be my last leading Rocky Mountain Prep.Read More
RMP Closed Tuesday, June 2 in Solidarity, Rest, & Reflection
Tuesday, June 2, our schools and workplace will be closed for a day of solidarity, reflection, and rest for our community, especially for our Black and Brown community members.Read More
4 Teacher Tricks To Make Remote Learning A Breeze
Looking for more ideas of ways to support your child’s ongoing learning at home? Don’t miss these tips from RMP Southwest expert teacher Laura Haller!Read More
Welcome to RMP!
For new families joining us for the 20-21 school year, please take a few minutes to review important information about next year and complete a survey to let us know that you are accepting your spot.Read More
Open the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android) and search “Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest” or click on the App Store links below. (The icon should be a yellow and blue logo with a white background.)
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