Monthly Archives: January 2015

School Choice by Dominique Gildea

Dominique and her son Davin As a former DPS charter school student, a former DPS teacher, and a graduate of the UNC Center for Urban Education, I thought I knew it all. I knew how important my son’s first experiences in school were. I was all too familiar with what he would be doing in… Read More »

A-School Profile: Hulstrom Options K-8

In this Q & A, Principal Steve Isenhour of Hulstrom Options K-8 writes about his A-school in Northglenn, Colorado. Describe your school’s mission and illustrate it with an example from the classroom. Our mission at Hulstrom K-8 is to provide our students with the foundation of excellent instruction, rigorous academics, and accelerated learning, with a focus on… Read More »

Tips to Take on the Tour, by Megan Freedman

You’ve made that list of schools to tour, so what should you look for on the tour? I found it helpful to keep the tours sorted in a spreadsheet. Here’s mine including school names, addresses, websites, tour dates, admissions deadlines (if applicable) and other pertinent details. After you take the tour, add a few thoughts about your reaction to… Read More »

A-School Profile: Traut Core Knowledge

In this Q & A, Traut Core Knowledge’s Principal Mark Wertheimer describes his school, which is among the top 10 elementary schools in Colorado this year. Describe your school’s mission and illustrate it with an example from the classroom. Our vision is educational excellence in knowledge, skills and character, with strong parent-teacher-student partnerships. Our mission is to… Read More »