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911 S Hazel Ct. Denver, CO 80219

southwest Family Center

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related safety policies and procedures, some of the details included below may look different for the 2020-21 school year. View our Fall 2020-specific FAQs here.

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. 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.

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 form.

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.

Note: Please visit our Fall 2020 FAQs for updated information about our schedule and calendar.

RMP Southwest received a “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. 

Note: Due to the implications of covid there will be not updated SPF for the 2020-21 school year.

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, 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.

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.


Meet your RMP Staff at southwest

Sara Carlson Striegel

Principal

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.


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southwest News

  • Get to Know Incoming CEO Tricia Noyola

    I’m so excited to be at RMP because I know we make a commitment to the whole child. RMP lives its culture of Rigor and Love because it’s so clear that while academic success is key, our kids need more than just strong academic skills to live choice-filled, liberated lives.
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  • Tricia Noyola to Join RMP as Chief Executive Officer

    I’m pleased to inform you that we have selected Tricia Noyola to become Rocky Mountain Prep's new CEO.
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  • Our 2020 Annual Report

    As we reflected on a year filled with adversity, we wanted our 2020 Annual Report to not focus on the challenges our community has faced, but rather, how we have faced them: by leading with love and with our PEAK Values.
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  • Get to Know Rocky Mountain Prep

    Though we can’t open our physical doors this year to families searching for an exceptional elementary school, we’d love to share what led current families to choose RMP.
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Download the RMP Southwest App!

Features

  • Push Notifications
  • Latest News & Event Calendars
  • Staff
  • Absence Reporting
  • Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Download Instructions

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.)

Make sure to select “OK” to push notifications!

Features

  • Push Notifications
  • Latest News & Event Calendars
  • Staff
  • Absence Reporting
  • Breakfast & Lunch Menus