Success in School, Success in Life

Welcome to Student Equity and Opportunity – where our mission is to work with you to remove barriers that impact student growth and achievement.

Our services include Social-Emotional Supports, School Nursing, Special Education, Psychological and Social Work Services, Gifted and Talented, 504 Accomodations, Federal Title Programming, Medicaid enrollment, School Health Programs and much more.

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Recent News

April 2, 2019
Learn more about the special education task force here and review their recommendations to the Board of Education here.

August 12, 2018
Want to learn more about special education funding? Watch a video to learn more from our Chief Financial Officer.

May 23, 2018
Parents: do you have prescription medication in the house? Click here to watch a short video on how to keep your kids safe.

Assistive Technology Makes an Impact

DPS is leading the nation in focusing effort and attention around Whole Child supports because we know it will improve academic outcomes and is critical to achieving our vision that Every Child Succeeds. We provide equitable and inclusive environments where we ensure students are healthy, supported, engaged, challenged, safe and socially and emotionally intelligent.

Our team will support with the Continuum of Service for College and Career Readiness to ensure that all students with disabilities have access to transition services directly related to their post school outcomes.

We strive to ensure that gifted and talented students are engaged, rigorously challenged and supported to reach their full emotional, intellectual, and creative potential. By equipping students to become successful, critical, compassionate, and collaborative individuals,  we are preparing them to become leaders and citizens of the 21st century.

Child Find is a federal mandate that requires all school districts to identify, locate and evaluate all children who might have disabilities, birth through 21, regardless of the severity of their disabilities.

Special Education Services is committed to providing a quality educational experience based on the individual needs of each child. Special education services provide specialized instruction for students to minimize the impact of their disability through a continuum of services, ranging from services provided in a general education classroom to fully contained classroom settings.

The Homeless Education Network (HEN) is a resource for DPS schools to provide guidance and the connection to Denver-area support services for families experiencing homelessness.  The HEN mission is to help DPS homeless children use education to break the cycle of poverty through direct support. The primary objective is to remove educational barriers that prevent homeless children from having a successful school experience.