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  • SOAR Book Fair and Spirit Week

    SOAR Book Fair and Spirit Week (Monday 2/22 through Friday 2/26) Spirit Week makes the book fair extra special! Students […]
    Posted on February 10, 2016

  • SOAR’s Got Talent! Season 2!

    SOAR staff and parents are hosting our 3rd annual talent show! The show will take place on Thursday, April 28th. […]
    Posted on February 10, 2016

  • Learn with SOAR

    Application Process – How it Works SOAR is part of the DPS SchoolChoice Process. Round 1 – Choice forms were […]
    Posted on January 28, 2016

  • Early Morning Arrival: Before 8:00 AM

    We have recently sent reminders to families about what time(s) students may be dropped off in the morning. The reminders […]
    Posted on December 14, 2015

  • Join the SOAR Community Engagement Council

    The SOAR Community Engagement Council (SCEC) is looking for additional members to serve on this very active parent committee. Folks […]
    Posted on November 9, 2015

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coming events

School Closed in observance of President’s Day
Feb 15 all-day
Book Fair & School Spirit Week
Feb 22 – Feb 26 all-day
SOAR Talent Show Auditions
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
No School for Students – Professional Development for Staff
Feb 29 all-day
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar 21 all-day

our history

our history

Founded in 2010, SOAR is built on the premise that we should “expect more” from our public schools

SOAR is a public elementary charter school committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities to students in Far Northeast Denver. SOAR offers an innovative, holistic approach to education that includes an extended school day, an academically engaging curriculum, a focus on the development of social and emotional competencies, and a deep commitment to the arts.

In the 2015-2016 school year SOAR enters its sixth year serving the Far Northeast Denver community and its second year at full capacity, serving approximately 453 kindergarten through 5th grade students

our mission

our mission

The mission of SOAR is to provide students of all backgrounds and performance levels with access to a balance of rigorous academics, social instruction, and expanded opportunities. SOAR empowers children to become complete people who make informed, deliberate decisions and lead socially responsible, productive lives.

core elements

core elements

vigorous & engaging academic instruction commitment to the arts social & emotional learning (sel)learn more »

our team

our team

our board

financial transparency

financial transparency

SOAR is a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school in far northeast Denver, serving students from the Green Valley Ranch and Montbello subdivisions in addition to Aurora . The school has one school building, and anticipates an enrollment of 454 students each year. SOAR currently rents 41,990 square feet of building space from Denver Public Schools. The school employs close to 50 staff as well as provides community resources for the families that we serve.

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SOAR Board of Directors meets the second Friday of every month; from 8:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Meetings are held in the school, Building 4 on the Evie Dennis Campus at 4800 Telluride Street, Denver 80249. Meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted at SOAR in the vestibule of the entrance. Members of the public wishing to address the Board may do so by signing-up with SOAR office staff by 12 PM the day prior to a board meeting, giving their name and indicating the topic and position (if applicable).

When persons seeking to address the Board are doing so on an item pending before the Board for action, comments may be deferred until that item is considered on the Board agenda. Matters which may be more properly considered under the Grievance process may be referred by the Board to that process.

Below is a complete list of meeting dates for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • July 10th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • October 9th
  • November 13th
  • December 11th
  • January 8th
  • February 12th
  • March 11th
  • April 8th
  • May 13th

SOAR is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year!

Congrats to our 2015 4th graders! Highest performing readers and writers in Far Northeast Denver!

We are Far Northeast Denver’s elementary school option for families focused on developing the whole child.
Click here to find out more or call us at 720-287-5100


Board minutes

Click on the link(s) below to access SOAR’s minutes from meetings of its Board of Directors.

December 11, 2015 Minutes

November 13, 2015 Minutes

October 22, 2015 Extra Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2015 Minutes

September 11, 2015 Minutes

August 14, 2015 Minutes

July 10, 2015 Minutes

May 8, 2015 Minutes

April 10, 2015 Minutes

March 13, 2015 Minutes

February 13, 2015 Minutes

January 9, 2015 Minutes

December 12, 2014 Minutes

November 14, 2014 Minutes

October 10, 2014 Minutes

September 12, 2014 Minutes

August 8, 2014 Minutes

July 11, 2014 Minutes

May 6, 2014 Minutes

April 11, 2014 Minutes 

March 17, 2014 Minutes

February 14, 2014 Minutes

January 10, 2014 Minutes



Vigorous & Engaging Academic Instruction

Students engage in SOAR’s core academic classes – reading, writing, math, science and social studies –where we teach a healthy balance of content understandings (what is the work?) and process skills (how do I do the work?).  Each lesson starts with direct whole class teaching, and is followed by daily opportunities for assessment-driven, individualized teaching and learning experience.

Commitment to the Arts

All students participate in SOAR’s one of a kind, high-quality visual and performing arts enrichment program. Our extended day structure allows us to offer extended arts instruction, interspersed throughout the day, without sacrificing academic instructional time.

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL is a process through which children develop fundamental emotional and social skills that help them be content, competent people who can have positive experiences in a shared community. The SEL “process” can take many forms for students. At SOAR, SEL means: