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Rocky Mountain Prep
Looking to the future
July 13, 2018
Why this standalone Denver charter school is considering joining forces with a network
Leaders from both Roots Elementary and Rocky Mountain Prep see a potential merger as mutually beneficial.
January 18, 2018
Lack of requests for new schools hinders Denver charter network expansion plans
Some charter leaders said they're thinking about expanding beyond Denver, if they haven't already.
November 3, 2017
Rocky Mountain Prep to open third Denver school at site of closing charter
Rocky Mountain Prep will begin serving students in preschool through fifth grade at Cesar Chavez’s current location starting in fall 2018.
A new responsibility
June 23, 2017
In first for Aurora, charter school to run center for special education students
Rocky Mountain Prep, the charter taking over Fletcher Community School, will operate the school's program for students with autism when the transition is complete.
June 20, 2017
I dropped out of school in Denver at 13. Here’s how I ended up back in the classroom helping kids learn.
My daughter's teacher told me I should come work there because I was a natural teacher. I think my answer to her was, “Yeah, seriously.”
'si se puede'
May 8, 2017
Can a successful charter take over a failing peer and build an integrated school in Denver?
Rocky Mountain Prep would take over the preschool through elementary grades at Cesar Chavez Academy.
February 10, 2017
Charter schools band together to advocate major expansion in Denver Public Schools
In all, 27 letters of intent were filed in response to the district's annual call for new school proposals.
November 9, 2016
At diverse schools across metro Denver, deep-rooted concern over what a Trump presidency will bring
Teachers, parents and school leaders struggled to help students Wednesday as they expressed worries over the results of the presidential election.
teacher prep 2.0
September 13, 2016
New teacher training favored by charters comes to Denver as critics sound off
The approach has drawn criticism from the teacher-preparation establishment, including in a brief published last week.
June 27, 2016
The Aurora school district couldn’t save this elementary school. Now a charter network gets a chance.
The Rocky Mountain Prep charter school network will begin operating a preschool at Fletcher this fall.
June 22, 2016
Aurora school board approves charter school being eyed as replacement for struggling elementary
The seven-member board voted 4-3 to approve Rocky Mountain Prep’s charter application.
June 21, 2016
Principal tasked with improving — and closing — Aurora elementary school: I have to give teachers hope
Jill Lliteras, a district veteran, has been charged with improving and closing a struggling Aurora elementary school to be handed over to a charter school network.
A new wrinkle
April 6, 2016
Struggling Aurora elementary school may be turned over to a charter network
Superintendent Rico Munn told his school board that APS officials had done all they could to improve the school and it was time to look outside the district.
April 18, 2014
Process to select new elementary school sparks controversy
Accusations of inadequate transparency have tarnished Denver Public Schools' efforts to select a school operator for a controversial new Hampden Heights campus. Three applicants are vying to occupy the new campus but some suspect one, a nearby charter, has already been selected.
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