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 is Hiring
For the 2017/2018 School Year, DGS is seeking candidates for the following positions:
6th Grade Literacy teacher
1st Grade Teacher
ELA K-2 Position
Kindergarten Grade Teacher
Mild-Moderate Special Education Teacher (Middle School)
Happy New Years
Happy New Year from all of us at Denver Green School. We hope you and your family had a joy filled holiday season and that 2017 is off to a great start for you. We want to start off by thanking everyone for always supporting DGS and the investments you all make in our children’s lives. As we turn the page to a new year, it’s also a great time to reflect on all of our great accomplishments in 2016, we have lots to celebrate as we look back.
Here are just a few highlights that we are proud of from 2016:
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.
NAEP Parent and Guardian Notification Letter Mathematics and Reading Assessments
Denver Green School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Feb 14th (8th grade) and Feb 28th (4th grade). NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.
Snow Closure Procedure
Reminder to all families about school closure or delay procedures due to inclement weather.
Dgs will follow Dps official procedures. How will you know?
· Dps immediately notifies news media,
· Received automated calls and emails
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!