Category: Students

I wish my concurrent enrollment experience would have empowered me more as a Latina

For many high school students, concurrent enrollment is an amazing opportunity to gain college credits. For students itching to make their way into college, it can be their entrance ticket. Concurrent enrollment is a great way to get ahead, however, it is more complex than stacking up credits. As a woman of color, concurrent enrollment was certainly beneficial for me,…

They’re here to send a message: #Enough

Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 people, students in Colorado and across the country have organized to call for an end to gun violence. This Saturday, March 24th at Denver’s Civic Center Park, hundreds, if not thousands of people are expected to join together in the March for Our Lives to…

When it comes to equity and inclusion, students can teach us a lot

Nearly three hours after the final bell rang throughout the halls of several Denver high schools, class was just beginning for a room full of educators in the Denver Public Schools. Leading the night’s lesson were the students, eleven brave individuals from the Young African-American and Latinx Leaders (YAALL), a group formed in response to a study by Dr. Sharon…

These students know exactly what makes their school a place of opportunity for all students regardless of zip code or country code

Recently the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder awarded South High School in Denver a Gold award through its Schools of Opportunity Recognition Program. The program recognizes public high schools that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to equity and excellence by giving all students the opportunity to succeed. But if you really want to to know what…