STRIVE Prep - Excel

“Our teachers don't just teach us things that everyone is supposed to know. They push us to think for ourselves so that we can positively impact the world when we graduate.”

Trenia Pardue, 12th Grade Scholar

Grades Served: 9-12

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In the Heights

School Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Fri: 8:45 AM - 3 PM

In the Heights

Lions and Vikings Unite in Special Performance of "In the Heights"

STRIVE Prep Excel, in collaboration with North High School’s Northside Black Masque Theater is proud to perform the Tony award winning musical, “In the Heights”  for three nights February 23rd through the 25th.

Opening night will be the first time the production will be performed by a high school in the Denver metro area. Set in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, the show gives viewers a glimpse into the joys, heartbreaks and vibrancy of one of New York’s most unique communities.

Students from the STRIVE Prep - Excel music department and North High School’s drama department have been working hard to bring this award-winning musical to families, friends and neighbors in the north Denver community.

Come support our scholars as they perform the musical hits created by the show’s Broadway star, Lin Manuel Miranda. Adult tickets are $10 and student and senior tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Excel main office or at the door. Performances begin at 7pm on February 23rd, 24th and 25th.

School Based Programs

  • Choir
  • Moot Court
  • Challenge 5280
  • Foreign Language
  • Music Theory
  • Physical Education
  • Visual & Digital Arts
  • Annual College Visits
  • College Planning & Application Support
  • Student Leadership
  • Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Spirit Team, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
    *Competitive sports partnerships with North High School. 

Community Programs

  • Denver Urban Scholars
  • Family Council
  • The Cottonwood Institute
  • HackSchool

 STRIVE Prep - Excel will joyfully prepare all students for success in the college and post-secondary opportunity of their dreams.