Denver Public Schools (DPS) is committed to providing equitable and inclusive environments where students are Healthy, Supported, Engaged, Challenged, Safe, and Socially and Emotionally Intelligent. DPS is leading the nation in focusing this level of effort and attention around Whole Child supports because DPS knows– and research shows – it will not only improve academic outcomes, but is critical to achieving our vision that Every Child Succeeds.
As part of the 19-20 DPS recognition cycle, Force Elementary School has been named a Whole Child Distinguished School, demonstrating excellence in supporting students beyond academics.
Each year, the teachers and special service providers at ten schools may receive the Distinguished Schools Incentive for their work around the whole child.
The ProComp Implementation team, comprised of district and DCTA members, designates winners of the award each year using the following measures: