Welcome to
 Extended Learning
  And Community Schools

Community Programs

The Department of Extended Learning has received more than $4.5 million in grants to add, expand and enhance out-of-school time programs in elementary and middle schools throughout the district. These programs provide before and after school, weekend, evening and summer programs for students, parents and community members. Activities include academic assistance, recreational programs, music, enrichment activities and adult education programs. 


The Department of Extended Learning also facilitates the Beacons and Neighborhood Centers in DPS middle schools.


Neighborhood Centers are created in partnership with key community agencies and designed to make educational, social, recreational and cultural activities more accessible to their surrounding communities. Community partners include Mile High United Way and the City and County of Denver. 


Neighborhood Centers are located at Skinner, and Morey middle schools.


The Beacon Neighborhood Centers utilize a youth development model and provide activities to students and adults. The Beacons are a partnership between the Denver Public Schools and outside organizations to provide a broad range of quality programs for the youth they serve. One unique aspect of these programs is that each is managed by a community-based organization.


Cole, Place and Noel and are managed by Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver www.bgcmd.org and Lake is managed by Mi Casa Resource Center. Give the one in your community a call to see what activities are available!


If you would like more information on any program offered through the Department of Extended Learning, feel free to call us at 720-423-1781.

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