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2020-2021 8th Grade Families: Learn More About North

North High offers several ways to learn more about the incredible things happening at North and why North is a great fit for your 8th grade student.

Tours

We usually offer School Tours and Information Sessions most Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. from September to February. We hope to offer these options in 2021-2022. Please complete North High Interest Form to indicate interest in North High.

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Shadowing

We hope to be able to offer Shadowing in Fall of 2021. Please complete the North High Interest Form. You will be contacted should appointments be available.

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Future Viking Families talk about Shadowing at North High:

“Both my son and I were knocked out by North, and very much appreciated getting to meet everyone there. My son in particular was pleased to see the way students treated each other and how they were shown respect by their teachers. I have to say that I was impressed by just about everything I saw on the tour.”

“I really liked the shadowing experience at North High School. I think that they provide a nice variety of activities and the classes are fun. I had a math class, ceramics class and Learning Community. The experience was great!”

“The teachers were awesome!”

“I really appreciated you showing me around, and I want to say again just how impressed I was with the respectful and academic atmosphere of the school. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the whole experience of visiting the school made me wish I could go back and re-visit my high school days in a place like North.”

“I was really impressed with the teachers, they were very engaging.”

“My daughter LOVED her day – and was most impressed with the level of trust the school has in the students.”

Info Nights

North High Prospective Family Information Nights
We hosted virtual Info Nights on November 18, 2020 and January 26, 2021. If you were unable attend one of the North Info Nights, please click here for a folder containing the meeting recording, presentation, and other information.


Noche de información de North High Si no pudo asistir a una de las North Info Nights, haga clic para ver la grabación y presentación de la reunión.   Grabación de reuniones & Presentación de la reunión

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DPS SchoolChoice

DPS believes that all students should have the same access to quality schools, regardless of their background or where they live in Denver. Every DPS student is guaranteed enrollment in their neighborhood school.

Any student who wants or needs to attend a school other than their neighborhood school may take part in SchoolChoice. Families submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank up to 12 school preferences. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. The SchoolChoice window for the following school year is typically mid January through mid February. Learn more about SchoolChoice Round 1.

All 8th-grade families wishing to attend North High for 9th grade, including those who live in the North High boundary, are asked to complete the SchoolChoice application during the SchoolChoice Round 1 window.

Para hablar en español por favor contacte a Graciela Guevara en Graciela_Guevara@dpsk12.org o al 720-423-2720.

FAQs

For additional information visit the FAQs page.

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What do North families have to say?

“North is a fabulous school with dedicated, nurturing staff and a 24/7 principal. They have done an amazing job during COVID. The students are engaged, committed and future leaders. As a parent, I couldn’t be prouder of my 2 North High students and their peers. We are fortunate to be able to consider North our neighborhood school. Go Vikings!”

“For middle school we chose a school across town, with a great reputation, and some of the highest test scores in DPS, for my son. He did great and enjoyed his 3 years of middle school. It was very difficult getting him back and forth to school each day, driving back across town in the evenings for school activities and events, and having to drive across town for him to hang out with classmates on the weekends. He had the choice to continue at the same school for high school or attend our neighborhood school, North. We visited North, and he decided, without a doubt, he wanted to attend North for high school.

We have been so happy with our/his decision! He is currently a sophomore and is thriving. He is taking all honors or AP classes and is involved in athletics. He has a great group of friends, that all live within walking or biking distance from our home. He is involved in our community and has done yard work, shoveling snow, dog walking, and volunteer work, all while maintaining high grades. North HS teaches our children to be involved, and to be future leaders. They prepare students for college and push them to be great community minded people. It is a very inclusive school that holds students to high standards.”

“My son is a freshman at North. We have been extremely pleased. The principal (Mr. Wolf) has done an exceptional job of leading through the pandemic and we have had a great experience with the teachers and the sports programs.”

“My daughter is a junior at North and we have had an extremely positive experience. Principal Scott Wolf regularly does forums to update parents on things like attendance, test scores, graduation rates, etc. Our experience has been that the school is academically rigorous (my daughter is in several AP and honors classes this year). North is incredibly supportive of getting kids out of school with a plan for what comes next (college, training, career, military, etc.). They are very committed to diversity, inclusion, and having a strong school culture. I really can’t say enough good things.”

“We have a 9th and 11th grader at North. We have a huge extended family in the metro area. My nieces, nephews and friend’s children have attended public and private schools in the suburbs. My kids would tell you that their perspective on the world is definitely different from their cousins who live in the suburbs, and it’s in a great part due to where and with whom they spend their time.

I’m just blown away by the opportunities my kids have that I didn’t have at a small private school in the Midwest, both academically, and how North is committed to forming the whole child (teen). The commitment to equity is real as well.

Remote learning has enabled me to have a peek into their school day, and the actual content of what’s going on. The teaching has been incredible.”

“We love North so far. Our daughter is a freshman and North has done an outstanding job welcoming in the new students. All positive. She is completely engaged, surprisingly – can’t believe how well North has pulled this off – remotely. The principal is great and, very happy with her education and teachers too.”

“First, I want to thank you and all the staff and teachers for how incredibly well the year is going so far. My son said “I think high school and I are going to be good friends.” ❤️ Amazing reaction for a freshman starting high school online in a pandemic – it’s 100% because of how much care you’ve all put into online learning.”

“Last year (2019), as 9th grade parents of our oldest, we were enamored with North!  At Back to School Night, we ate up your every word and loved the opportunity to be in the classrooms and meet the teachers.

This year (2020), as 10th grade parents, we are enamored with North!  At Back to School Night, we ate up your every word and loved the opportunity to meet the AMAZING teachers and hear some about their classes.  We can see the time it took for teachers to prepare their videos and “home page” and for you all to send us an individual email with the links! The time was appreciated! 

Our student is pretty independent, happily working away, so we don’t know a ton of details of the day to day, but it seems like high quality, engaging instruction and I have a sense of the effort it takes to translate their work to remote.  We appreciate all you all are doing for the kids! You have earned our trust over and over with your values driven, high quality work. Last night was a great example of you going above and beyond and we appreciate it!”

“I am so glad we (chose North)! I’m writing to let you know how comfortable I’ve felt in sending my freshman to North this year. These past weeks have exceeded my expectations and have been a source of non-anxiety.

Your transparency and willingness to listen to student and family voice has been stellar. I can tell that your team has put in a lot of work planning from all angles, addressing situations and issues before they come into play. This proactive planning also extends into proactive, succinct communication, which I really appreciate, having 3 kids in DPS schools (ES, MS, and HS levels).  You and your team have given just the right amount of information, between Remind, class-specific Schoology messages, full school Schoology messages, and the newsletter. I appreciate the balance between info directed towards the students and the parents; thank you for knowing we are two distinct audiences!

I have had nothing but great interactions with all of my freshman’s teachers and counselors. The Town Halls I’ve been on have been truly informative, and I commend your willingness to answer every question, from the most individual to those that apply to large groups. I also appreciate the challenges for all of us to put in personal work on antiracist practices and acknowledging indigenous land.”

“We have a daughter who is a 10th grader at North and we are super happy with it. She took 2 AP classes as a freshman and scored well on both her AP tests (not all Denver high schools allow Freshman to take AP classes). She has 2 AP classes now as a Sophomore as well. She has been challenged in her classes, enjoys her teachers and her classmates and the offerings of classes that they have at North. I love that she goes to school in our neighborhood (I appreciate that there is a village of people I know around and watching out for her – just like I would for my friends and neighbors). I would also give a huge shout out to Scott Wolf and the admin team at North. As a side note – I also appreciate the diversity of the school and feel that there is a lot of learning that takes place outside of the pages of a book that teaches you how to work with others who may have different backgrounds.”

“Our experience at North has surpassed all of our expectations and the best parts are the intangibles that make our neighborhood so wonderful. We feel like we’re part of a family.  In addition to AP tests being standardized nationwide, I am confident the A’s my son gets at North are the same as elsewhere and he is just as prepared as going to another DPS school because the finals are standardized across the district. His high GPA is the same one he’d have anywhere, and if it’s higher it’s because of the amazing support he receives. North students who take advantage of all the school has to offer are just as prepared for college. We may have a different proportion who are college bound, but there are career pathways for everyone and nearly all leave with a post-secondary option.”

“We have a senior and freshman at North and have had great experiences! Scott Wolf is an EXCELLENT leader. There is friendship among the students. Amazing teachers that treat students as adults and the students are held accountable for their work. My son has taken AP and Concurrent Enrollment classes at the college level. There are classes for all levels – from struggling students to the most advanced students. My students have been able to be involved in so many wonderful programs – Marching Band, Jazz Band, Theater (Stagecraft). They have been involved with community projects, they have marched to support teachers and Black Lives Matter movement.”