About Us

Ridge View Academy (RVA) is a Denver Public Schools Charter School accredited through Cognia. RVA earned the Center for Excellence Award for three years in a row from the Colorado Department of Education. It has also achieved the highest cumulative average score out of all Denver Public School (DPS) alternative high schools on the Alternative School Performance Framework (Alt-SPF) for the past seven years. This proven track record is the work of an experienced team of education professionals who believe every student can learn and succeed.

Instructional Framework

Research has shown that low expectations for student achievement permeate educational systems. At ROP, our quality education program places students at the center of the process; student achievement is the school’s first priority. ROP is committed to student learning and we communicate expectations clearly, give frequent and challenging assignments, monitor performance regularly, and give students the chance to participate in and take responsibility for diverse school activities.

To visually convey to stakeholders and staff how our core values are implemented and aligned with new instructional initiatives, we have designed the 4R’s Instructional Framework™ which directly addresses the learning needs of high-risk youth. Within this research-based framework, ROP educators will implement curriculum that is more personalized, culturally relevant and focused on 21st century skills. Teachers will have more time to develop relationships with students outside of class, becoming advocates for students and supporting treatment goals in the classroom.