Prospective Students and Families

5th Grade Families – Get to know Skinner at these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 pmProspective Family Information Night at Skinner Middle School
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – DPS SchoolChoice Expo, Sports Authority Field at Mile High
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pmProspective Family Information Night at Skinner Middle School

      * No RSVP necessary for the above events

Shadowing Opportunities at Skinner:

Skinner offers 5th graders the opportunity to spend time at Skinner Middle School.  Shadowing students are paired with a 6th Grade Skinner Scholar, attend classes with that student and get an inside look at student life at Skinner Middle School.

Shadowing takes place on Friday afternoons (11:25 am – 3:00 pm).  Please click here for the Shadowing Flyer for more information.

Space is extremely limited.  Please contact Rebecca Caldwell, Marketing/Community Outreach, at or 720-424-1495 to reserve a spot for your 5th grader.   Note: Shadowing is offered September-January only.

Skinner Tours:

Please contact Rebecca Caldwell at or 720-424-1495 to schedule a tour.   Tours are offered at 2:10 pm on Fridays, September thru January.

Why Skinner is your Middle School Choice:

  • Click here to see a video all about Skinner Middle School
  • Excellent school leadership and award winning, caring teachers. Click here to read what our students have to say about their teachers
  • An environment and structure which foster academic successDSC_1164
  • Honors course options for all grades
  • Daily reading and/or math intervention for students not yet proficient in those subjects
  • Extensive resources for nuturing students’ Social/Emotional needs
  • “Green” (Meets Expectations) DPS School Performance Framework (SPF) Rating for five years in a row
  • Customized learning plan for every student, custom built schedules
  • Peer support and intentional adult mentoring in Learning Families
  • Comprehensive Spanish-language programming (two full-time teachers)
  • Art, STEM, Wood Shop, P.E and Colorado Uplift
  • Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra taught by a full-time music teacher
  • Four state-of-the-art Computer Labs, classroom sets of iPads and Chromebooks and STEM course offerings
  • Fun Friday Enrichment Electives every Friday afternoon.
  • Middle School Sports
  • Low cost after-school academic and extracurricular classes and daily free tutoring at the Neighborhood Center @ Skinner
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY – an absolutely incredible staff who loves our students, and the feeling is mutual.  Click here to read some amazing student comments about our 2015-16 Staff.

Click here for a letter from Principal Koyama

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information about the DPS SchoolChoice process:

Information about the DPS Northwest Denver Middle School Enrollment Zone – NW Enrollment Zone FAQ16-17


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