Thank you for your interest in Skinner Middle School. Skinner is a traditional, comprehensive neighborhood middle school built around the needs and interests of middle school children. We encourage you to consider the quality experience Skinner will offer your child: strong school leadership, a supportive learning environment, award winning teachers, robust social/emotional support, honors options, a host of different elective options and middle school sports.
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Skinner’s first bell rings at 7:20 am. This is when the doors open. The tardy bell rings at 7:30 am. Supervision begins on school grounds at 7:10 am. The final bell rings at 2:30 pm. After school tutoring and athletics begin at 2:45 pm and run until 5:30 pm depending on the activity.
In 2023-2024, our bell time will change. Classes will start at 8:20 am, and dismissal will be 3:20 pm.
Skinner Informational Videos – Please click here to see Skinner’s new informational videos! (Fall, 2020)
Skinner students have 7 classes daily: 4 Core classes (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies) and three electives or Core+ classes. Skinner offers over 20 different Core+ classes including Spanish, art, STEM, P.E., wood shop, band, orchestra, choir, yearbook, leadership, newspaper, home ec, creative writing, drama and many more.
Skinner offers different clubs like LGBTQ Alliance, SOMOS 1 (Latinx Student Alliance), Restorative Justice League, Book Club, Skateboarding and others. Please click here to see more information about Skinner Clubs.
DPS Middle School Sports also take place after school. Students can participate in: soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football, cross-country and more. For more information visit Scorpion Athletics.
College Preparation Opportunities:
The transition from elementary to middle school is an important period to keep academic achievement and rigor a central focus. Skinner administration and staff are equipped to provide continuous academic improvement for a range of achievement levels.
Several efforts are made to determine the academic level of our incoming sixth graders including coordination with area feeder schools to understand content and curriculum, review of student academic records and assessment prior to the beginning of the school year. Our ability to meet the individual needs of students include:
Skinner offers Honors options in Math, Language Arts and Science. Honors options offer an environment designed to stimulate and challenge learners who have met the criteria for the honors program.
In Honors courses, students will:
Candidates for the honors program demonstrate many of the following characteristics:
Yes! All students have the opportunity to take honors options. Honors placement is made by subject, readiness, student interest, teacher recommendation, etc.
Skinner has a GT teacher who works with both teach?ers and children on a weekly basis. Each child has an Advanced Learning Plan to challenge and monitor the needs and potential of GT students. Skinner selects from various DPS HGT/GT programs and is working with area GT teachers from feeder schools.
Parents have highlighted Skinner’s culture of learning and nurturing as a valued school attribute that provides confidence and support for their children.
1-to-1 Technology – every student receives their own Chromebook for use at school and at home.
Skinner’s school culture nurtures students’ sense of belonging:
To select Skinner as your 2023-2024 school of choice, you will need to participate in the DPS Round 1 School Choice process. The DPS SchoolChoice open enrollment window for the 2023-24 school year is 10 a.m. Jan. 13 through 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2023. For more information on School Choice in Denver Public schools, or to access the school choice application, visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.
The Skinner dress code has been updated for the 2022-23 school year. Please review the Dress Code document for more information.
All Skinner students and staff adhere to the 5 Bs as they are the foundation of a healthy school community. The 5 Bs represent our core values. All Skinner Scholars are expected to follow the 5 Bs to ensure our learning environment is a place where everyone feels safe, welcome, and happy. The 5 Bs also help us make choices that lead to personal and academic success. In order to reach our goals as a school and as individual scholars, we live and love the 5 Bs each and every day!
Skinner is in the NW Middle School Enrollment Zone. As such, Skinner does not have a boundary. Anyone wishing to attend Skinner must participate in the DPS School Choice (Round 1) process.
The DPS SchoolChoice (Round 1) open enrollment window for the 2023-24 school year is 10 a.m. Jan. 13 through 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2023. For more information on School Choice in Denver Public schools, visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.