What if students could experience school as more than just school? What if students could be exposed to a range of exciting careers as early as elementary and middle school — just as they are learning about who they are and what they value as individuals? What if students could find a high school that allowed them to immerse deeply in a field they love to help guide their decisions about college and career after high school? What if students had a head start toward career and higher education — for free — while they were still in high school?
Since 2014, Denver has been asking these big questions. And together, 60 schools, 200 businesses and 10 higher education institutions are moving from “what if” to reality. They are creating a movement that is fundamentally changing patterns of economic mobility and academic advancement.