New Student Launch Events!

*The below information is only for students who have already completed their enrollment meeting and have been invited to attend launch week events.  If you have not yet completed your enrollment meeting, please apply here by completing the Student Interest Application where you will be contacted to set up an enrollment meeting time to meet with one of our school administrators.

There are six important events occurring during launch time:

New Student Registration Days

  • What: Every new student will need to come to a Registration Day in order to get their course schedule, turn in all required enrollment paperwork, check in with all of their teachers, ensure that their computer has all required programs and applications, and more!
  • Who: All New Students starting 1st Semester of the 2019-20 school year are required to attend their scheduled registration time (sign up below)
  • When: August 14th, August 15th, and August 16th.  Students must sign up for a time using the link below.  Each time slot chosen reflects the time a student should arrive at the building to start the registration process. All activities occurring during the registration time should take a family about an hour and half total to complete.  It is the responsibility of the family to write down and know the time slot the student is signed up to attend once they have signed up using the link below.
  • Where: Smedley Learning Center (4250 Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80211)
    Sign Up Here: Please sign up at the following link:

o   This sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis, with only four students able to sign up for each session start time.  If a session time is full, please select your second choice.

  • What to Bring:
    • Proof of Residency: Please bring the latest utility bill from your residence (must be dated after July 1st, 2019)
    • Laptop: If you will be using your laptop for schoolwork, please bring it so that it can be checked by our tech team to ensure it has all necessary updates and applications ready for you to have a great start to the school year.
    • $50 for Senior Fee: If you are a senior, please bring $50 in cash or a check for the senior fee.  This will go towards graduation costs.
    • Needed Information for MyDenver Card, Library Card, and Free/Reduced Lunch Applications:
      • DPS student ID numbers, school names, grades, and birthdates for each DPS student in your household.
      • Names and incomes of every member of your household.
      • If you have a SNAP case number from the State of Colorado, it must start with 1B. It is NOT the 10-digit number from your Colorado Quest Card.
      • The last 4 digits of your social security number.

New STUDENT Orientation

  • What: Student Orientation prepares students to be successful by introducing them to the online programs, their teachers and peers, ways to get involved in the school, and extra credit earning opportunities.
  • Who: This is a mandatory three-day orientation for all incoming students so please ensure that you mark your calendars for this event.  Parents may attend this orientation but are not required to be there.  We instead highly encourage parents to attend the New Parent Orientation.
  • When: August 19th-21st, 9am-2pm
  • Where: Smedley Learning Center (4250 Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80211)
  • Contact:  If you have any questions concerning New Student Orientation, please contact Student Advisor Nadia Coleman (
  • Bring: Laptops to work on if a student has one and lunch money or something to eat.

Back to School BBQ

  • What: Denver Online is hosting its annual Back to School BBQ, potluck style! The school will be cooking up burgers, but please bring a side dish to share. We will also have activities that will be fun for the whole family!
  • When: Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm-7:30pm
  • Where: Smedley Learning Center on the playground out back (4250 Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80211)
  • RSVP HERE (by August 19th)

First Grad Prep Friday of the Semester

  • What: Grad Prep Fridays are meant to prepare seniors for college and career readiness. Students receive credit for attending these days. If a student is unable to attend, please call the Attendance Hotline: 720-424-8281.
  • Who: All full-time 12th graders at Denver Online HS and any student taking concurrent enrollment college courses.
  • When: Two Fridays each month (primarily every other Friday), 10am-1pm.  The first Grad Prep Friday of 1st Semester will be August 23rd.
  • Where: Smedley Learning Center (4250 Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80211)


First Connection Day of the Semester

  • What: Connection Days are an important time for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to meet with their teachers in-person and work on coursework, participate in college and career readiness activities, get involved in service learning projects and clubs, and connect with their peers.  Students receive credit for attending Connection Days.  If a student cannot attend their Connection Day, please call the Attendance Hotline: 720-424-8281.
  • Who: All full-time 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at Denver Online HS
  • When: Every Tuesday, 9am-2pm.  The first Connection Day of 1st Semester is August 27th.
  • Where: Smedley Learning Center (4250 Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80211)


New PARENT Orientation

  • What: This orientation teaches parents how to navigate the online programs so that they can monitor their student’s progress, grades, and attendance.  It also introduces parents to faculty at Denver Online, to other parents, and to special opportunities for parents and their students (e.g. volunteer opportunities, tuition-free college credit, committees to serve on, etc).
  • Who: We strongly encourage all new parents to attend this event.
  • When: Wednesday, August 28th from 6pm-8pm
  • Where: Smedley Learning Center (4250 Shoshone Street, Denver, CO 80211) in the auditorium