Accredited Education

Ridge View Academy (RVA) is a Denver Public Schools Charter School accredited through AdvancED. RVA has earned the Center for Excellence Award for the past three years 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.

Ridge View’s Instructional Framework™

Reading, writing and mathematics are vital components of education, but Ridge View emphasizes an additional 4 R’s: relationships, rigor, relevance and rituals. In the Instructional Framework™, Administrators, teachers and students work collaboratively to achieve academic goals.

Rigor: RVA classes and high school graduation requirements adhere to DPS guidelines and align with Common Core Standards; students easily transfer or leave with a DPS diploma.
Relevance: RVA implements a personalized, culturally-relevant curriculum focused on 21st century skills.
Relationships: Teachers develop relationships and become advocates for students, supporting treatment goals in the classroom.
Rituals: Family, staff and students participate in graduations and learning celebrations; they are able to visualize the student’s continued success.

15 Years of Academic Excellence

Quality Education

Awarded the Colorado Department of Education, Center of Excellence Award for three consecutive years for outstanding educational achievement.

Academic Growth

RVA students exhibited significant academic growth in reading and math, doubling the national average for expected progress (measured by RIT scores).


Over 2,000 Colorado High School Diplomas or GEDs have been awarded to RVA students in 15 years.