This series of seven presentations was used to facilitate a community thought partner group in Denver.
Training and Support to Schools Pre-Opening
This document outlines a series of workshops that are designed to support new schools in an effective planning and transition year prior to opening in Denver.
Training for Application Review Team Members
This presentation serves to train the new school Application Review Team (ART) members in Denver.
SPF School Performance Stoplight
This report is a sample stoplight report produced by the Denver School Performance Rating.
SPF Performance Rubric
The detailed rubric explains how points are computed and assigned for each indicator on the Denver Public Schools School Performance Framework.
SPF Performance Indicators
The one-pager summarizes all the possible performance indicators and potential point values in the Denver School Performance Framework (SPF).
School Closure Process and Checklist
This Denver document articulates all the legal and procedural requirements for a school that is closing. The tool is a working document that is shared between the closing school and the authorizer.
Denver Public Schools uses this rubric to guide new school applications and existing operations of school organizations that oversee more than one school site.
Multi-School Evaluation Approach
This presentation explains how Denver Public Schools approaches oversight differently for entities that operate multiple school sites (e.g., charter management organizations).
Call for New Quality Schools Board Recommendations 2015
This presentation is an example of the way that Denver Public Schools presents its new school approval and denial recommendations to the elected Board of Education. It includes recommendations for all new schools (whether district-run or charter).
Call for New Quality Schools 2016
This document from Denver Public Schools is an example of their annual invitation to interested parties to apply to open a new school in Denver.
Call for New Quality Schools Supplement Overview Handout 2015
This simple two-page handout explains the new school approval process in Denver and highlights the various ways that community members can get involved with the process.
Call for New Quality Schools Supplement 2015
This document from Denver Public Schools is a combined invitation for new operators to apply and for pre-approved operators to seek a match placement at specific sites in the city that are in need of restart.
Denver School Performance Compact
This is a Denver Board of Education adopted policy that came out of the Denver Plan 2020 work. It establishes principles to guide the identification of schools for school replacement, restart and/or closure.
Denver Plan 2020 Strategic Plan
The Denver Plan 2020 is a five-year strategic plan that was formulated with extensive community input and engagement.