If you haven't been in a school recently, you might
be surprised at the variety of programs that are available. Neighborhood
schools offer an astounding range of academic offerings and services.
In fact, no two schools are alike. Each offers a diverse menu of
opportunities for students, parents and the community.
You'll find a school that emphasizes the performing and visual arts,
another that focuses on international studies, and others that emphasize
the use of technology. Some have incorporated the ideals of good
citizenship into their daily curriculum. Others require daily two-hour
literacy blocks. Some schools have created multi-age classrooms,
where students benefit from staying with the same teacher for two
years. Others have created a school-within-a-school environment,
which provides the nurturing feel of a small school. A growing number
of schools have reworked their calendar to shorten the summer break.
In Denver Public Schools, one size fits all is definitely not the
case. Neighborhood schools are constantly adapting and reshaping
to meet the unique needs of their community. Choosing the best school
for your child requires matching your child's needs and your expectations
to the choices available, and the best place to start is your neighborhood
school. Stop by to see what your school has to offer.
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