Welcome to Denver Green School
DGS is an Innovation School located in southeast Denver. We are now entering our 7th year, and while that means we have been around a little while now, we still feel like we have so much growing and learning to do. That is good, because we are a learning institution after all. Yet, in our short existence, we do have quite a lot to be proud of. We are a National Green Ribbon School award winner and for the past four years, DGS has been identified as both a "high-performing" and "high-growth" school. In addition to our academic success, we are proud of our "hands-on, brains-on" approach to learning where students get outside the classroom and bring learning to life. DGS is a school that focuses on integrating our sustainability curriculum with core content standards and you don't have to look far to see all the evidence of our success. Our students have grown academically, We are returning over 95% of our staff for the 2016-2017 school year, and real world learning has grown too. (We took our first out of state excursions last year). We invite you to explore what makes DGS such a special place.
Click Here to See the 2016/2017 School Year Calendar!
DGS Registration Dates:
Monday August 8th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Tuesday, August 12th, 11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm
Wednesday, August 13th 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Here is what you need to know to get started for the school year:
Dear DGS Parents & Guardians:
We hope you had a safe and relaxing summer. We are very excited about all of our new and returning families who will join us for another successful year at DGS. There is a lot of information below. Please read it all carefully!
Summer Office Hours
DGS office will open on Monday, August 1st from 8am-4pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 8am-12pm. We will be closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00. Please note that we will only be registering students during the dates/times listed below.
Registration at DGS
Every family will have to register before school starts, even if you were enrolled at DGS the previous year. ALL STUDENTS must bring birth certificate and immunizations. NEW STUDENTS will also need to have proof of address (must state service address).
Student fees will be due at registration payable by cash or check in the amount of $35.00 for ECE-2nd grade and $50.00 for 3rd-8th grade students. Student fees help make the field studies program possible and pay for classroom supplies throughout the building. All students will need to pay student fees or make fee payment arrangements prior to the first day of school.
Change in DPS Immunization policy
In accordance with the change in policy all students will need to provide a current copy of immunizations. Exemptions must also be signed yearly these are available at registration.
School supply lists and the 2016-2017 calendar are available on the DGS website, facebook and will be available at registration.
Back To School Night will be on Monday, August 15th from 5:30-7:00 pm
This is required for all parents and guardians. It will be the night for you to learn about all school wide and academic expectations for the year. It is essential that all parents attend this evening.
First day of School
1st through 8th grade will start on Thursday August 18th at 8:00 a.m.
ECE and Kindergarten will attend school for a ½ day on either August 18th or 19th. You will get the exact start date for your student at Back to School Night.
Free breakfast for every student begins at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop off students before 7:30 am as there is no supervision.
We hope that all of this information helps to address your questions and we look forward to a successful 2016-2017 school year!
School Tours and Shadows at DGS
The best way to learn about DGS is to come take a tour! Tours will start in late September and are held Mondays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Please call the main office in September to learn more. When you take a tour, you will:
- Hear from a Lead Partner about the DGS philosophy
- Learn about how we use our Innovation Status to implement our unique model--where we strive to bring learning to life through our hands-on brains-on approach to learning.
- Learn about leadership model and how we are different from traditional community schools
- Get to see a classroom in action for the grade level you are interested in
If you are interested in shadowing in our Middle School, we welcome you to do so on Wednesdays for the rest of the year.
Please call the school to schedule a spot for an upcoming tour or shadow day at 720-424-7480.
DGS Action News Team
The DGS Action News team is a team of Middle School students who have been working on telling the stories that make DGS special. We did several episodes last year and this was the final one in Spring 2016.
At DGS we work hard to achieve and excel in academics, but we also believe in bringing the "real world" into our classrooms. As part of the Field Studies program, teachers connect classroom learning to the real-world through "hands-on, brains-on" lessons. Click here to read all about it!
Find out all about what is going on with the Thursday Folder