The mission of the Denver Fellows program is to close the opportunity gap by providing small group math and literacy instruction for our highest needs students in order to accelerate their academic growth in preparation for college and career.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
- Cumulative undergraduate (or Masters, JD, PhD, if applicable) grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (applicants with a G.P.A. between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission by submitting an additional letter of recommendation that explains their qualifications for admission to Relay)
- Robust content knowledge, as demonstrated by one of the following:
- A major in, or closely related to, the intended teaching field
- A passing score on the appropriate PLACE or Praxis II Content test.
- 24 semester hours of relevant college-level coursework, pursuant to CDE content area worksheet requirements
Denver Fellows employees team members from all races, ethnicities, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs. Increasing the diversity of our fellow corps and team is critical to our ability to close opportunity gaps and provide a high quality experience for our students. We value each individual who commits to a serve our students and who is working toward our common mission and vision. At the same time, we place a particular emphasis on a fellow corps and team that reflects the racial and economic backgrounds of the students we serve. In terms of race we place significant focus on ensuring the representation of Latino and African American individuals given that more than 90% of the students we serve share these backgrounds. More information on our student population and our commitment to diversity can be found on our website.
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of 185 schools, including traditional, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with an enrollment of 88,000 students. Of those, 58% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 20% is Caucasian, and 15% is African American. Seventy-two percent of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.