Extended Learning & Community Schools

  • Kids and teacher playing math game
    The Department of Extended Learning and Community Schools oversees many of the before and after school programs in the district. Our programs provide DPS students a safe, enriching place to continue their studies, explore new skills and make friends during out-of-school time.

    What we do: 

    We can help with:

    • Supporting before and after school programs; from community partner enrichments to comprehensive before and after care.
      • We provide before and after school programs in over 45 schools
      • We can support schools in finding and working with over 500 community partners
      • Supporting schools with using The Community Partnership System

    • Collaborating with school leaders to strategically plan Whole Child supports linked between day school and out-of-school time.
      • Collaborating with schools to use data to improve quality in out-of-school space. 

    • We provide the TechKnow program to enrich STEM experiences during out-of-scchool time.

    • We can help build thriving school communities with volunteers and community partners.


  • Extended Learning & Community Schools
    1617 S. Acoma St.
    Denver, CO 80223 

     Mary Rose Varveris

    Mary Rose Varveris