Incoming New Student!!! Round 1 of SchoolChoice for the 2018-19 school year is Feb. 1-28, 20018.

SCHOOL CHOICE STARTS FEB. 1-28 SchoolChoice Round 1 Any DPS student who wants to attend a school other than their automatically assigned neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice. Families submit one SchoolChoice form per student, on which they rank their student’s top five school preferences. DPS then matches students to schools based on those […]

Colorado students would have to do science to learn it under new standards

Shout to Melissa and the NCAS HS Science department!! Great article  The old way of teaching science would have had Denver science teacher Melissa Campanella giving a lecture on particle collisions, then handing her students a lab that felt a bit like following a recipe from a cookbook. Now she starts the same […]

Become a Commissioner • APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 11, 2018! • Accepting Youth & Adult Applications  

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted January 8- March 11, 2018  Youth commissioners must live in Denver or attend a Denver Public School (9th – 12th grade) Selected commissioners will attend “evening” meetings the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month during the school year   Follow this link to access the applications:     […]


Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope each of you had a restful and meaningful time with your family and friends during the winter break. As educators, we at Noel Community Arts High School are thankful for all opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we’re here. As they returned to […]

A Letter to Families Regarding Leadership at Noel Community Arts School

Dec. 20, 2017 Dear NCAS Families: I am writing this letter to share with you some very important information regarding the leadership of Noel Community Arts School. Since the fall of 2016, students at both the NCAS middle school and high school have had two principals. Deborah “Debbi” Blair-Minter came out of retirement to provide short-term assistance […]

Historic Firsts for DPS Board of Education

Denver Board of Education members, from left to right, Barbara O’Brien, Lisa Flores, Jennifer Bacon, Happy Haynes, Carrie Olson, Anne Rowe and Angela Cobián. For the first time in the school district’s 114-year history, women completely comprise the Board of Education for Denver Public Schools. Denver voters recently elected Angela Cobián (Southwest Denver), Carrie Olson(Central/East Denver) and Jennifer Bacon (Northeast Denver), as well […]

Denver Arts Week

Whether you’re an aficionado or an occasional dabbler in Denver’s arts scene, Denver Arts Week is a fabulous chance to take a look at what our great city has to offer. November 3-11 is packed with events showcasing art, theatre, dance, music, comedy, history and heritage at over 300 venues city-wide, including Denver Public Library. And even […]