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

Main Phone:


School Leader:

Ben Lewis

School Hours:

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


Ben Lewis

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Congratulations! We are thrilled to have your student join us at STRIVE Prep - Excel for the 2017-2018 school year.

We are incredibly excited for next year, our fifth year serving Northwest Denver students and their families within our neighborhood and through our two promises of safety and college readiness. STRIVE Prep is a public network of elementary, middle, and high schools committed to preparing students for educational success through college with high standards, structure, and accountability in a joyful learning environment. Excel is proud to be part of the STRIVE Prep tradition – and is excited to welcome new and returning students and their families.

High school is an exciting time for you and your student - these four years are critical to preparing your child for college and career. It requires us to work closely together to ensure your student’s success. We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education and look forward to our future partnership. Again, welcome to STRIVE Prep - Excel and to our wonderful learning community. We’re thrilled that you have joined us!

Warm Regards,
Ben Lewis
Principal STRIVE Prep - Excel

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.