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A Profile of Denver Public Schools (DPS)

Denver Public Schools (DPS) comprises 185 schools in the city of Denver, educating over 87,000 students annually through magnet, charter, pathways and of course, traditional school programs. DPS is a diverse school district with students hailing from a variety of different backgrounds. While English and Spanish are the primary languages spoken, a large population of students speak a myriad of other languages, including Vietnamese and Somali, as well as many others. While many of the schools in DPS do not receive high scores on the state’s standardized tests, a number of schools perform very well and are even labeled as “distinguished” by the state. Other ranking entities, like US News and World Report, which ranks secondary and college programs alike, have recognized a number of DPS schools. The Denver School of Science and Technology The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) is an open-enrollment, STEM charter school, which has achieved high results. With 12 K-12 Schools in the Denver Metro Area, many of which are in some of Denver’s traditionally low performing neighborhoods, DSST …

Things for Kids to Do: Best Parks

When looking for things for kids to do in Denver during the summer months or on warm winter days, it seems like everyone in Denver packs up their families or four legged friends and heads to the park. With more sunny days than most other cities, Denver area parks offer a fun and affordable way to enjoy all those rays. While the Denver metro area has hundreds of parks, a few of them stand above the rest and are destinations in their own right. Washington Park (Denver) No matter the weather, Washington Park is one of Denver’s most popular neighborhoods. During the summer months, the park is packed with families, young adults and athletes taking in the Colorado sunshine and enjoying a picnic, game of volleyball or challenging their PR on the surrounding dirt paths. Bring a picnic, a quart of sunscreen, and a bunch of games for the kids. If you want to splurge, consider renting a paddleboat or a bike at the boathouse for the family to enjoy together. Belleview Park (Littleton) Located …