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Enriching Lives. . . Giving that Enhances the Student Experience

Each year, the Beacon Network hosts an event that seeks to inform and inspire those across our expansive community to generously give in support of the programming and priorities that make the comprehensive experiences of our students unique and meaningful. This...

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The Testing Season is Upon Us!

The Testing Season is Upon Us!

Several times each year, we embark on testing season as an important part of measuring students’ academic progress. We realize that in some cases, learners do not understand the significance of these days that are divided into specific timed segments, each covering a...

Beacon Network’s Remote Learning Successes!

Beacon Network’s Remote Learning Successes!

Beacon Network’s Remote Learning Successes! As the world continues to be an unprecedented, unpredictable place for so many, we at the Beacon Network have not been without challenges. However, far more importantly, we have collectively risen to the occasion and...

OUR MISSION

Beacon Schools are committed to the high achievement and growth of every student, providing a college preparatory program of study that sets high expectations and requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Through the integration of technology and collaborative work of students, staff, families, and community partners, BNS will bring together its neighborhoods’ diverse communities and prepare students with the academic knowledge and 21st century leadership skills necessary for college and career success.

ZONE PURPOSE

  • Culture Drives our Performance
  • Growth Mindset Creates our Solutions
  • Our Teams Lead Our Transformation Blended
    Learning is Our Path to Personalization
  • Data Informs Our Instruction
  • Social Emotional Learning Builds Our Character
  • Rich and Varied Learning Experiences Motivate Us

Our Theory in Action

    If Beacon schools…

  • …integrate and share resources and personnel
  • …engage and empower community collaboration
  • …create and replicate a successful model
  • …increase financial resources and efficiencies

   Then we will…

  • …increase effectiveness of instruction and
    retention of highly effective teachers
  • …increase student achievement gains and
    reduce opportunity gaps
  • …increase college and career readiness and
    prepare students to meet new graduation
    requirements
  • …increase resources and support for students
    and teachers

How do schools join the Beacon Zone?

  • Schools have an approved school innovation plan
  • Are aligned to the Beacon Mission and Vision
  • Are commitment to personalized learning
  • A desire to join a high performing network of innovation schools
  • A will to contribute your expertise to make us all better.
  • If interested, contact: mr.magana@denverbeaconschools.org for an application

Benefits of Joining the Beacon Zone

AutonomySchools in the Zone work together to make key decisions that are best for students around curriculum, staffing, schedule, budget, and culture. School leaders can spend more time in their buildings on the most critical work to accelerate student growth and achievement.

Accountability – A common performance management system provides a shared definition of success for schools and holds them accountable for results. The Zone can provide accountability structures to keep the schools on target with their goals.

Support Schools are supported by an ecosystem of services provided by Zone staff, outside partners, and the district. These supports help to ensure that schools are using autonomy well and have the resources needed to provide high quality educational experiences for students.

CommunityThe Zone structure increases community engagement and voice in decision-making through the
community-based nonprofit charged with oversight, support, and accountability for Zone schools. 

Click here to learn more about Denver Innovation Zones. If you’d like to learn more about other zone, visit one of the websites below:

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