In 2014, a small group of committed community members envisioned a different kind of high school, driven by the belief that traditional models of education often do not provide students with the skills needed to be competitive for the careers of the future. They recognized that success today requires creativity, innovation, problem-solving, collaboration, and authentic use of technology. The world is changing rapidly, and schools need to keep up. They also believed that the schools need to address more than academics, and develop students' minds, hearts, bodies, and souls. Comprehensive wellness is the key to a healthy, meaningful life; and schools should be enjoyable, inspiring, and prepare students for a purposeful life.
Based on these founding ideals, 5280 High School was born. It is a free, public charter school in Denver Public Schools. It's students come from across the city of Denver, and represent the diversity seen across the student population of DPS. It serves students from all backgrounds and supports all students to achieve their highest potential and fulfill their dreams. The first student class of 5280 High School will begin classes in August 2018.
5280 Board of Directors
Brett Kessler, DDS