Enroll A Student

“STRIVE Prep helped to change my future, and it helped me gain access to many opportunities that might have been harder or maybe impossible if I had attended another school.”

Ulysses Estrada, STRIVE Prep Alum and Current Board Member

Choosing a Campus

Finding the Right Fit for Your Family

We believe that all families deserve access to a free, high-quality, public education in their neighborhood. That’s why we’ve opened our schools in areas of Denver that have previously not had college preparatory programs easily accessible to families. Choosing a high-quality school for your child shouldn’t be a revolutionary concept. At STRIVE Prep, we want to make it easier for families to choose and attend an excellent public school that’s just right for them.

For the 2018-19 school year STRIVE Prep has 11 schools serving scholars in grades K-12 throughout Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver.

To learn more about what each of our schools below have to offer, visit Our Schools.

Far Northeast Schools
Northwest Schools
Southwest Schools
STRIVE Prep – Green Valley Ranch
Grades: 6-8
STRIVE Prep – Montbello
Grades: 6-8
Grades: 9-11
STRIVE Prep – Lake
Grades: 6-8
STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside
Grades: 6-8
STRIVE Prep – Excel
Grades: 9-12


STRIVE Prep – Ruby Hill
Grades: K-4
STRIVE Prep – Federal
Grades: 6-8
STRIVE Prep – Kepner
Grades: 6-8
STRIVE Prep – Westwood
Grades: 6-8
Grades: 9-12




How to Enroll

Denver Public Schools SchoolChoice Enrollment Process

STRIVE Preparatory Schools participates in the Denver Public Schools (DPS) SchoolChoice enrollment process and all admissions to STRIVE Prep schools are coordinated through this process.

DPS believes that all students should have the same access to quality schools, regardless of their background or where they live in Denver. Every DPS student is guaranteed enrollment in their neighborhood school. However, any student who wants to attend a school other than their neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice.

Every year, families may submit one application per student, on which they rank their students’ top five school preferences for the following school year. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. The system is designed to maximize the number of students getting their most-preferred school. Round 1 of the SchoolChoice enrollment process opens on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Families new to the district who are interested in attending a STRIVE Prep school must submit a DPS SchoolChoice online. Current students wishing to change schools must request an admin transfer at their current school.

How to Apply

Complete a SchoolChoice Application Online

  • Find: Learn more about the STRIVE Prep schools in which you might be interested. Use the Great Schools Enrollment Guides, check out the new DPS School Finder tool, tour our schools and visit us at one or more regional school expos.
  • Apply: Fill out the online SchoolChoice application when it becomes available on Feb. 1, 2018. Submit your application by 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 2018. Be sure to rank the STRIVE Prep school of your choice #1 on your application for the best chance of admission.

Attend Our Application Night

Use our computers, meet STRIVE Prep staff and get your questions answered about both STRIVE Prep and the SchoolChoice process on Thursday, February 8 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join us at the location most convenient for you!

Southwest Denver
Valdez Achievement Campus
2626 W. Evans
Lalo Delgado Campus
3201 W. Arizona

Northwest Denver
STRIVE Prep — Sunnyside
4735 Pecos St.

Far Northeast Denver
Regis Groff Campus
18250 E. 51st Avenue
STRIVE Prep – Montbello
5000 Crown Boulevard (51st Ave. Entrance)

Apply using the Application Station at any one of our schools

Visit Our Schools at any point during the month of February to complete an online application in the front office.

For more information on the SchoolChoice process overall, click on links below.

Who Can Enroll

Enrollment Eligibility

STRIVE Preparatory Schools is a network of free, open enrollment public charter schools.  We believe that students from all backgrounds deserve a college preparatory education regardless of race, economic circumstance, or previous academic achievement.

We welcome any scholar from kindergarten through twelfth grade who desires to STRIVE for college.  Interested families must participate in the DPS SchoolChoice Enrollment process.

Enrollment Prioritization

All families who wish to attend a STRIVE Prep school, must submit the DPS SchoolChoice Enrollment Form. Once submitted, DPS uses a set of region-specific enrollment criteria to prioritize families who are interested in attending any STRIVE Prep school.

We work closely with DPS to make every attempt to accommodate all families, particularly those with siblings who apply together in the same school year.  Families should submit a separate SchoolChoice Form for each sibling considering enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know choosing the right school for your child to enroll at can come with many questions.  The Denver Public Schools Office of Choice and Enrollment Services has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions to make the enrollment process easier.  View answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.

DPS Choice and Enrollment Services Resources

Enrollment Contacts

If you have other questions about how to enroll at a STRIVE Prep school, feel free to contact one of the offices below:

STRIVE Preparatory Schools Central Office
2480 W. 26th Ave., B-360
Denver, CO 80211

Choice and Enrollment Services

Central Enrollment Center
3131 Elliot Street
Denver, CO 80211

Northeast Enrollment Center

Evie Dennis Campus
4800 Telluride Street
Bldg. 5, Room 144
Denver, CO 80249