Commitment to Black Excellence

In alignment with the DPS focus on equity and the DPS Board of Education “Know Justice, Know Peace” and “Black Excellence Resolution,” Denver Online is deeply committed to the success of all of our students and is committed to analyzing and identifying areas for improvement each year.  Our vision for our BEP this school year is to ensure our action steps are focused enough to know we can (a) gather appropriate data, (b) make data gathering more automated, and (c) continuously set goals at times we can impact outcomes. In order to be successful at engaging our Black families, the Denver Online team must engage in experiences designed to support culturally responsive instruction, destruction of implicit bias and implement strategies to better engage our Black families and students in the continued improvement of the school. 

As part of our commitment, we engage our Instructional Leadership and School Leadership Teams in ensuring that we are supporting Black excellence at our school. Below are our areas of focus for the 2023-24 school year:

Denver Online believes that all students should have the opportunity to achieve at a high level and demonstrate their excellence. We believe that, by having strong monitoring systems, academic intervention and building a culture where we are carefully problem-solving for our students at the school and individual levels, we will ensure their educational excellence. Should you have any questions related to Denver Online’s Black Excellence Plan, please contact Principal Ian Jones at