If you are interested in immediate enrollment for the
2012-2013 school year, you can stop by either campus and fill out an
application with our Office Manager, and they will add you to our
waitlist. We are fully enrolled for this year as of now.
If you are interested in enrolling your child for the 2013-2014 school year, please note the following information:
• Applications will be available after December 1.
• Applications will be due January 31.
• In cases where there are more applicants than spots, a lottery will be run in February.
• All families will be notified of their status by the end of February.
• In March, families will need to let SOAR know if they intend to enroll.
SOAR Schools is offering tours and information sessions on the following dates so interested families can learn more about SOAR’s vision, approach, and expectations:
SOAR@GVR (4800 Telluride, Bldg #4)
• Jan 14 @ 9:00am (revised from 1/13 date)
• Feb 21@ 9:00am
SOAR@Oakland (4580 Dearborn in former Oakland Elementary)
• Jan 10 @ 9:00am (advertised in enrollment guide)
• Feb 28 @ 9:00am
Please contact Leah Miller, Director of Talent and Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to RSVP for a tour. Additionally, the enrollment guides for all schools within DPS are a great resource, and can be found in Spanish and English at http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment-guides-2013-14/.
SOARS schools only offer full day kindergarten. SOAR schools follow DPS tuition guidelines. Tuition is based on income, size of family, frequency of pay and whether or not child is a resident of Denver County. Tuition tables are made available to families upon request.
SOAR schools follow the DPS calendar for the most part. There may be a few days during the year when traditional DPS schools and SOAR schools have a different schedule.
SOAR hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. Friday hours are 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please be advised that all students must be in their classrooms and prepared to learn by 8:30 am.
Each school has partnered with a private provider to offer before and after school activities and care. SOAR@GVR works with Lil’ People. They can be contacted at 303-574-9090. SOAR@Oakland works with Summer Scholars and they can be reached at 303-355-0290. If you are interested in before and after school care, you will need to apply with the program after school enrollment is complete.
SOAR overall approach to teaching is rigorous and student-centered. We meet students’ individual needs and ensure all students make significant growth. SOAR schools devote significant time every day to reading, writing, and math instruction. Additionally, every day SOAR students engage in art, science or social studies, and physical activity.
Students are required to wear the SOAR uniform tops that are available for purchase through a SOAR approved vendor. Students are allowed to wear jeans, sweatpants, or shorts (skirts are allowed if shorts or leggings are worn underneath). We highly encouraged that all children wear sneakers, as they will be physically active throughout the day.
Because research has shown direct connections between nutrition and health as well as nutrition and learning, SOAR works to ensure that students eat healthy foods while at school - SOAR schools serve plant-based meals; students have two snacks each day that must be a whole fruit or whole vegetable; no desserts (i.e., candy, cake, cookies, pudding or jello) for any occasion including school meals, snacks, celebrations or parties are allowed.
The mission of all SOAR Schools is to ensure the success of students of all backgrounds and ability levels by providing them with access to rigorous academic instruction and expanded opportunities. SOAR empowers children to make informed, deliberate decisions so they may lead socially responsible, productive lives.