Dear Friends of Denver Center for 21st Century Learning,
Whether you are new to DC21 or already part of the family, I am thrilled at the opportunity to welcome you ‘home’ for the 2018-19 school year where we invite you to find your true purpose for attending school, a passion for learning, and the ability to explore possibilities for your future. At DC21 we pride ourselves in creating a culture where students feel safe and supported so that their learning can be the ‘main event’. By addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, and creating an academic setting, we honor the trust that you have extended to us by allowing us to partner with you this year.
As always, I look forward to working in conjunction with students, parents, and teachers to assure that each of our scholars navigates a clear path toward high school graduation. We work hard to accelerate achievement and growth through a student-centered educational environment. We are dedicated to working longer school days and a longer school year than the traditional public schools in order to ensure that our scholars will master the skills and knowledge needed for life beyond DC21.
As I frequently tell the scholars, “Every day you either get better or you get worse, you never stay the same.” As the year opens I am truly in celebration mode because DC21 has gotten better! Here are some of our “wins”:
We are committed to providing scholars, parents, and community advocates with a warm, welcoming environment where all have the opportunity to experience success in a school culture that inspires dreams, builds compassion, and opens minds! Please join me in this most important of all endeavors. And please keep in touch, attend community events and parent conferences, and contact us with your questions, concerns, and compliments too. We need you to partner with us to make sure your scholar attends daily, ready to learn. Together, WE are the “village” that it takes to raise a child. We invite you to find your purpose, passion, and possibility at DC21!
Renard A. Simmons
Principal – DC21