CU Denver Pre Collegiate Development Program


    The CU Denver Pre-Collegiate Middle School Academic Program (PCMSAP) is an academic enhancement program for first-generation students, meaning that neither of their biological nor adoptive parents completed a four-year college degree. The program is designed to give first-generation seventh-graders and eighth-graders who are planning to attend college the skills they need to do well in high school, graduate, and successfully transition to college.

    The program offers students the opportunity to engage in a variety of college preparation activities throughout the school year. The academic component is offered through the monthly Saturday Academies where students get supplemental instruction and work on their basic study skills, including note-taking, test preparation, and effective listening. Students will also develop their communication skills, explore careers, get guidance on how to prepare for college, and participate in parent partnership workshops.

    Middle school students who successfully complete the program with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) will be admitted to the Pre-Collegiate Development Program for high school students at the beginning of their freshman year.

    We’d like to congratulate our newly selected incoming cohort of Raptors who will participate in this year’s CU Denver enrichment program, along with our current Raptors, who were selected last year. Congratulations to these fine Raptor scholars. Good work!!


    Admission List HERE


    For more information about this program, follow the link to the CU Denver Website


    Girls Circle


    The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls* and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, which integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.


    It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.


    These 7th grade students meet once a week with Miss Meiller, our 7th grade School Counselor, during lunch and recess to build positive connections with peers. The theme for this specific week was "Our Qualities and Strengths." In this activity, students added personal qualities or strengths of character to notecards that both described themselves and the group in order to create this "Chain of Strengths." Afterward, each student shared the word they valued the most in themselves and in others and a strength they would like to develop more over the next few weeks to help build their friendships with others.



    For more information about this program, follow the link to the One Circle Website