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.
Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest will enroll full-day prekindergarten three-year olds through fifth grades in the 2022-23 school year.
For the 2022-2023 school year, scholars must turn 3 by October 1, 2022 to be eligible for ECE-3. Scholars must turn 4 by October 1, 2022 to be eligible for ECE-4. Scholars must turn 5 by October 1, 2022 to be eligible for Kindergarten.
In the 2021-22 school year, RMP Southwest scholars will attend school from 8:00am - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Our extended school year starts the second week of August and ends in early June.
Yes. All RMP students will receive Free Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack. Scholars and their families are required to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application each year to determine eligibility for Free or Reduced meals. RMP partners with SLA Management to provide high quality scratch cooked meals. Please visit https://sla-rockymtnprep.nutrislice.com/menu/4-rocky-mountain-prep-southwest-prek-5 for more information on Southwest’s menu and food policies.
RMP Southwest does not provide bus transportation for scholars. If transportation support is needed, please contact the front office.
RMP Southwest 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, all purchases are made through our online store by going to https://rmp-southwest-store.myshopify.com. We also offer a payment plan for uniforms if needed.
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:
For more information read our Big Five blog post!
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.
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 is located on the garden level at the Kepner Community Campus, 911 S Hazel Court, Denver, CO 80219. The doors to our main entrance are located off of Hazel and Ford St.
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.
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.
For more information please call 720-863-8920 x200 or visit www.rmp.org/enroll.
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 masks 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: primarybio.com/r/denverps
Family members — including RMP Southwest 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.
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Revised January 2022
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.
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