“You won't find a more dedicated group of professionals or teachers that will sacrifice for these kids like STRIVE Prep’s do.”

Judith Garcia, STRIVE Prep Parent

Grades Served: 9-12

School Leader:

Jack Holmes, Principal

School Hours:


Jack Holmes, Principal

Welcome to STRIVE Prep - SMART

Dear STRIVE Prep - SMART Scholars & Families,

Allow me to formally welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! We are off to a strong start academically, behaviorally, and with attendance, and I am excited to continue to progress in each of those phases over the remainder of the year.

Progress reports are being sent home in mid-September. Now is the time to sit down with your scholar and speak with them directly about their performance thus far. We have seen in past years that students who have Cs or Fs toward the beginning of the year struggle to pick those grades up over time. Conversely, we have seen over time that students who get off to a strong start with As or Bs toward the beginning of the year, maintain that strong start for the remainder of the year. In order to stay on track to graduate, your scholar must pass all of the classes that are on their schedule.

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our Meet the Teacher Night on September 6! Included in the documents you picked up was one that details when your scholar’s teachers are available for office hours. Please make sure that your scholar is attending these office hours in order to get tutoring support, to re-take quizzes and assessments, and to complete homework. For scholars with multiple Fs, they will be required to attend mandatory office hours.

Finally, we hope to continue to see you over the course of the year at our family engagement events. The remaining family engagement events for Semester 1 are below:

Family Congreso: Monday, September 10 from 5pm-6pm
Family Cafecito: Monday, October 1 from 9:30am-10:30am
Family-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, November 1 from 5pm-7pm
Family Congreso: Monday, November 5 from 5pm-6pm
Family Cafecito: Monday, December 3 from 9:30am-10:30am

We have no doubts that this year will be our best one yet at STRIVE Prep -- SMART!

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.

In Partnership,

Jack Holmes
Principal, STRIVE Prep - SMART Academy
303.962.9880 ext. 6137

STRIVE Prep Shout Out

We are proud to celebrate our community’s achievements. From scholars and families to teachers, leaders and community partners, see who we’re giving a shout out to this Fall!

School Based Programs

  • Annual College Visits
  • College Planning & Application Support
  • Digital & Visual Art
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Student Leadership
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Football (offered through Lincoln High School)

Community Programs

  • Colorado Outward Bound
  • Project Lead the Way Engineering
  • University of Denver Public Achievement
  • Family Council

Our goal is to hold a mirror up to the talents and to the gifts that each student possesses.