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OPENING DENVER 2014


DENVER Aspen Challenge 2015


In its third year, Denver Public Schools is taking full ownership of both the financial and programmatic elements of the Aspen Challenge -- what is now known as Challenge 5280. By aligning Challenge 5280 with the Student Voice and Leadership curriculum, and moving the program to the beginning of the year, we enable school teams to continue their work beyond the initial 7-weeks, and have created a yearlong sustainable opportunity.

DENVER Aspen Challenge 2015


In its third year, Denver Public Schools is taking full ownership of both the financial and programmatic elements of the Aspen Challenge -- what is now known as Challenge 5280. By aligning Challenge 5280 with the Student Voice and Leadership curriculum, and moving the program to the beginning of the year, we enable school teams to continue their work beyond the initial 7-weeks, and have created a yearlong sustainable opportunity.

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In its fourth year, Denver Public Schools (DPS) has taken full ownership of both the financial and programmatic elements of what is now known as Challenge 5280. By aligning Challenge 5280 with the Student Voice and Leadership curriculum, and moving the program to the beginning of the year, DPS enables school teams to continue their work beyond the initial 7-weeks and create a yearlong sustainable opportunity.

Contact: Solicia Lopez, solicia_lopez@dpsk12.org | 720.423.6695

 

PARTNERS


 
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With nearly 54 high schools, Denver Public Schools (DPS) is the second Aspen Challenge district partner and has adopted the name Challenge 5280 as it continues the program. DPS is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Their goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. Under the leadership of superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing large school district in Colorado in terms of enrollment and student academic growth. DPS is committed to establishing Denver as a national leader in student achievement, high school graduation, and college and career readiness.

 

The Student Board of Education serves a unique and important role in Denver Public Schools and is an internal organization that empower high school students to advocate for their peers at the school and district level. It promotes student voice and leadership, builds powerful relationships among students and between students and adults, creates a positive school environment and fosters school and district goals.

 

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS


 
  • Montbello Campus
  • North High School
  • PREP Academy
  • PUSH Academy
  • South High School
  • Strive Preparatory - Excel
  • Summit Academy
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • West Campus
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Bruce Randolph High School
  • CEC Middle College
  • Contemporary Learning Academy
  • Denver Center for 21st Century Learning
  • Denver Center for International Studies
  • East High SchoolGeorge Washington High School
  • High Tech Early College
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Early College
 

PARTNER DENVER CHALLENGES 2014


PARTNER DENVER CHALLENGES 2014


 

DENVER CHALLENGES 2014


 

Christopher Gandin Le

I challenge you. the students of Denver, CO, to identify the ways that people in your community can improve their mental health now by creating safe spaces in your schools or in your neighborhoods where people can share how they are feeling. The goal is to get people talking -- not just about suicide, not just about bullying -- about hope and life

Darell Hammond

I challenge you, the students of Denver,CO, to focus on children living in poverty, I challenge you to leverage underutilized resources and unexpected space in creative ways to make play available to every child, everywhere in your community.

 

David Gallo

I challenge you, the students of Denver, CO, to design a campaign to remind people that we are living on an ocean planet and that if we protect the sea, the sea will protect us. No matter where you live on earth, the oceans impact your everyday lives and no matter where you live, you impact the ocean.

 

Kirsten Saenz Tobey

I challenge you, the students of Denver,CO, to leverage the underutilize resources of your community (e.g. schools on the weekends) to create a place where you and your peers could come together in the interest of creating healthier food environment for your school community.

Laura Zabel

I challenge you, the students of Denver, CO, to use art to create new social connections in your community. Design a creative project that invites community members to engage with each other in a new way.   

PARTNER DENVER 2014


Featured presenters at past  Aspen Challenge Opening Forums in Washington, DC.

PARTNER DENVER 2014


Featured presenters at past  Aspen Challenge Opening Forums in Washington, DC.

DENVER SPEAKERS


 
 

DENVER JUDGES