Transforming the Student Experience In DPS

As part of Denver Public Schools’ strategic plan, the Denver Plan 2020, we have committed to five goals designed to close academic achievement gaps and prepare all students for success in college and careers. One of those goals is support for the Whole Child. DPS is leading the nation in focusing this level of effort and attention around Whole Child supports because we know – and research shows – it will not only improve academic outcomes, but is critical to achieving our vision that Every Child Succeeds.

In DPS, we are committed to providing equitable and inclusive environments where we ensure students are Healthy, Supported, Engaged, Challenged, Safe, and Socially and Emotionally Intelligent.

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What Does Whole Child Mean to You?

“Not just seeing me for my learning disability, but seeing me as who I am, and what I can potentially be.”

~ Shemsu Turner, Denver School of the Arts

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