Updated 45 days ago
- Age: 38 years
- ID: 35570379/66
Denver Street School P.O. Box 140069 Denver, CO 80214
The Denver Street School, DSS, was founded by Tom Tillapaugh in 1985 in a house off East Colfax in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood... Poor attendance - First, we make DSS a place where students want to develop relationships; strict attendance policies are coupled with accountability through daily parent contact for absentees... Although Denver Street School is a school, at its core it is an "alternative family." We take in students whose families are struggling to provide stability and positive role models. Some have no family structure at all. This instability has led to the students facing academic and social/emotional issues that big public schools have not been able to successfully address, at least not in the lives of the students who come to us. The family approach informs everything we do with our students-how we relate to them, teach them, counsel them, and discipline them. Our goal is to model for them an alternative vision of life in every aspect within the context of..