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Serving Students How and Where You Are Needed Most

Closing the opportunity gap, serving the whole child, and creating a foundation for success that allows Every Child to Succeed is the reason Denver Public Schools incentivize highly qualified education professionals and support staff like you to take on Hard-to-staff positions and bring their skills to Hard-to-serve Schools. From English Language Acquisition teachers to physical therapists and nurses, our market-based incentives help ensure our students are taught and guided by professionals excelling in their field. Read below the current Hard-to-staff positions and Highest-priority and Hard-to-serve Schools then consider teaching where you are needed most.

Current Market-based Incentive Opportunities

Elementary School

  • Amesse Elementary School – 292
  • Barnum Elementary School – 207
  • Castro Elementary School – 287
  • Cheltenham Elementary School – 218
  • CMS Community School – 270
  • Cole Arts & Science Acad ECE-8 – 188
  • Colfax Elementary School – 219
  • College View Elementary School – 220
  • Cowell Elementary School – 224
  • DCIS At Ford – 166
  • Doull Elementary School – 227
  • Eagleton Elementary School – 228
  • Fairview Elementary School – 238
  • Force Elementary School – 240
  • Garden Place Elementary School – 241
  • Godsman Elementary School – 243
  • Goldrick Elementary School – 244
  • Greenlee Elementary School – 172
  • Greenwood Elementary School – 258
  • Harrington Elementary School – 248
  • Howell K-8 School – 197
  • Johnson Elementary School – 249
  • Knapp Elementary School – 250
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy ES – 185
  • Math & Science Leadership Academy – 186
  • Mc Glone Elementary School – 299
  • Munroe Elementary School – 260
  • Newlon Elementary School – 261
  • Pascual LeDoux Academy – 158
  • Place Bridge Academy – 190
  • Schenck Elementary School – 270
  • Schmitt Elementary School – 271
  • Smith Elementary School – 275
  • Swansea Elementary School – 280
  • Trevista At Horace Mann ECE-8 – 189
  • Valverde Elementary School – 285

Middle School

  • Bruce Randolph Middle School – 423
  • DC21 At Wyman MS – 398
  • DCIS At Montbello MS – 447
  • Henry World School – 418
  • Kepner Beacon Middle School – 384
  • Kepner Middle School – 408
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy MS – 449
  • Lake International School – 448
  • Martin Luther King Middle College – 419
  • Noel Community Arts MS – 434
  • P.R.E.P Academy MS – 477
  • Summit Academy MS – 389
  • Vista Academy MS – 399
  • West Early College MS – 397
  • West Leadership Academy MS – 396

High School

  • Abraham Lincoln High School – 450
  • Bruce Randolph High School – 463
  • CEC Middle College Of Denver – 605
  • Collegiate Preparatory Academy – 468
  • Compassion Road Academy – 515
  • Contemporary Learning Academy HS – 682
  • DC21 At Wyman HS – 610
  • DCIS At Montbello HS – 466
  • Delta HS – 470
  • EGOS High School – 602
  • Excel Academy – 516
  • Florence Crittenton – 473
  • Gilliam Center – 673
  • High-Tech Early College – 471
  • John F Kennedy High School – 453
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy HS – 465
  • Legacy Options HS – 522
  • Manual High – 464
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College HS – 469
  • Multiple Pathways Center – 604
  • Noel Community Arts HS – 467
  • North High School – 455
  • North HS Engagement Center – 507
  • P.R.E.P Academy HS – 671
  • Push Academy @ Montbello – 509
  • Respect Academy @ Lincoln – 506
  • Summit Academy HS – 604
  • Vista Academy HS – 609
  • West Early College HS – 510
  • West Leadership Academy HS – 511

Federal Program

  • Denver Children’s Home
  • Family Crisis Center
  • Gilliam Youth Center
  • Mount St. Vincent’s
  • RidgeView Academy
  • Savio House
  • Synergy School
  • Tennyson Center
  • Third Way Center – 5th Ave.

*Teachers on the Traditional salary schedule working at Hard to Serve schools will receive the Title I incentive amount.

Note: Hard-to-serve eligibility for schools new to DPS in 2018-19 will be determined in the winter of 2018. Schools new to DPS for the 2018-19 will be evaluated for Hard-to-serve eligibility in early 2019. If the school is designated as Hard-to-Serve, then monthly incentive payments will begin in 2019, with a retroactive payment made for the first half of the school year.

This is a Title I ProComp incentive list only.  This is not the Title I federal funding list.  Title I schools that are eligible for the Hard to Serve ProComp incentive are not eligible for the ProComp Title I incentive. Note:  Title I Incentive school list subject to change through September 2018.

Elementary School

  • Ashley Elementary School – 206
  • Beach Court Elementary School – 209
  • Bryant Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School – 216
  • Columbian Elementary School – 221
  • Columbine Elementary School – 222
  • Denison Montessori School – 226
  • Denver Center For International Studies at Fairmon – 159
  • Denver Green School – 177
  • Dora Moore ECE-8 School – 259
  • Ellis Elementary School – 231
  • Escalante-Biggs Academy – 179
  • Florida Pitt-Waller ECE-8 School – 195
  • Grant Ranch ECE-8 School – 235
  • Green Valley Elementary School – 282
  • Gust Elementary School – 246
  • Hallett Academy – 251
  • Holm Elementary School – 294
  • Joe Shoemaker School – 162
  • Kaiser Elementary School – 295
  • Lena Archuleta Elementary School – 199
  • Marrama Elementary School – 236
  • Maxwell Elementary School – 290
  • McMeen Elementary School – 254
  • Montclair Elementary School – 257
  • Oakland Elementary School – 150
  • Sabin World School – 269
  • Samuels Elementary School – 296
  • Sandra Todd-Williams Academy – 308*
  • Stedman Elementary School – 277
  • Traylor Academy – 283
  • Whittier K-8 School – 289

Middle School

  • Bear Valley International School – 338
  • Denver Center for International Studies MS – 431
  • Grant Beacon Middle School – 405
  • Hamilton Middle School – 406
  • McAuliffe Manual Middle School – 385

High School

  • Denver Center For International Studies – 461
  • South High School – 456

* Not designated Title I; FRL rate exceeds Title I cutpoint.

  • English Language Acquisition – Spanish Teachers
  • ChildFind Pre-school Teams-Bilingual Qualified
  • Special Education Assessment Team (SEAS)-Bilingual Qualified
  • Secondary Math Teachers (Includes Intensive Pathway Schools)*
  • Audiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Center Program Assignments
  • Secondary Mild/Moderate Special Education Teachers*
  • Itinerant HD

* Includes teachers in grades 6-8 at K-8 schools, as well as teachers in middle schools, high
schools and 6-12 schools.** To qualify for the Secondary Mild/Moderate hard to staff position, you must be in correct job code. Please see the breakdown below:

  • K-8/ECE-8: Mild/moderate teachers in K-8 schools should be classified as a secondary mild/moderate teacher (7640) if they 1) teach students in either 6th, 7th or 8th grades and 2)teach a course that is content area qualified and requires the teacher to be qualified in that area.  All other mild/moderate teachers in K-8s should be classified as elementary mild/moderate (7639).
  • NOT ELIGIBLE – Elementary: All mild/moderate teachers in ECE and elementary schools should be classified as elementary mild/moderate teachers (7639) and are not eligible for the Secondary Mild/Moderate Special Education Hard to Staff incentive.
  • Secondary:  All mild/moderate teachers in middle schools, high schools and intensive pathway schools should be classified as secondary mild/moderate teachers (7640).

2017-18 Hard to Serve Schools

Elementary School

  • Amesse Elementary School – 292
  • Ashley Elementary School – 206
  • Barnum Elementary School – 207
  • Castro Elementary School – 287*
  • Charles M Schenck (CMS) Community School – 270*
  • Cheltenham Elementary School – 218*
  • Cole Arts and Science Academy – 188
  • Colfax Elementary School – 219
  • College View Elementary School – 220
  • Cowell Elementary School – 224*
  • DCIS at Ford – 166*
  • Eagleton Elementary School – 228
  • Fairview Elementary School – 238
  • Farrell B. Howell ECE-8 School – 197
  • Force Elementary School – 240
  • Garden Place Elementary School – 241
  • Godsman Elementary School – 243
  • Goldrick Elementary School – 244*
  • Greenlee Elementary School – 172
  • International Academy of Denver at Harrington – 248*
  • Johnson Elementary School – 249
  • Knapp Elementary School – 250*
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy ES – 185
  • Marie L. Greenwood Academy – 258*
  • Math and Science Leadership Academy – 186
  • Maxwell Elementary School – 290
  • McGlone Academy – 299*
  • Munroe Elementary School – 260*
  • Newlon Elementary School – 261
  • Place Bridge Academy – 190*
  • Schmitt Elementary School – 271*
  • Smith Elementary School – 275
  • Swansea Elementary School – 280*
  • Trevista at Horace Mann – 189*
  • Valverde Elementary School – 285

Middle School

  • Bruce Randolph MS – 423*
  • DC21 at Wyman MS – 398
  • DCIS at Montbello MS – 447*
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College MS – 419*
  • Henry World School – 418*
  • Kepner Beacon – 384*
  • Kepner Middle School – 408*
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy MS – 449
  • Lake International School – 448*
  • Noel Community Arts MS – 434*
  • P.R.E.P. Middle School – 477
  • Summit Academy MS – 389
  • Vista Academy MS – 399
  • West Early College MS – 397*
  • West Leadership Academy MS – 396*

High School

  • Abraham Lincoln High School – 450*
  • Bruce Randolph HS – 463*
  • CEC Early College – 605
  • Collegiate Preparatory Academy – 468*
  • Compassion Road Academy – 515
  • Contemporary Learning Academy HS – 682
  • DC21 at Wyman HS – 610
  • DCIS at Montbello HS – 466*
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College HS – 469*
  • Emily Griffith High School – 602
  • EXCEL Academy – 516
  • Florence Crittenton High School – 473
  • Gilliam School – 673
  • High Tech Early College – 471*
  • John F. Kennedy High School – 453
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy HS – 465
  • Legacy Options High School – 522
  • Manual High School – 464*
  • Noel Community Arts HS – 467*
  • North High School – 455*
  • North High School Engagement Center – 507
  • P.R.E.P. High School – 671
  • P.U.S.H. Academy – 509
  • Respect Academy at Lincoln – 506
  • Summit Academy HS – 604
  • Vista Academy HS – 609
  • West Career Academy – 508
  • West Early College HS – 510*
  • West Leadership Academy HS – 511*

Federal Program

  • Denver Children’s Home
  • Family Crisis Center
  • Gilliam Youth Center
  • Mount St. Vincent’s
  • RidgeView Academy
  • Savio House
  • Synergy School
  • Tennyson Center
  • Third Way Center – 5th Ave.

* School is also eligible for the Highest-Priority Incentives. Additional information on these incentives is located on the DPS website.

Teachers on the Traditional salary schedule working at Hard to Serve schools will receive the Title I incentive amount.
Notes: Hard-to-serve eligibility for schools new to DPS in 2017-18 will be determined in the winter of 2017. Schools new to DPS for the 2017-18 will be evaluated for Hard-to-serve eligibility in early 2018. If the school is designated as Hard-to-Serve, then monthly incentive payments will begin in 2018, with a retroactive payment made for the first half of the school year.

  • English Language Acquisition – Spanish Teachers
  • ChildFind Pre-school Teams-Bilingual Qualified
  • Special Education Assessment Team (SEAS)-Bilingual Qualified
  • Secondary Math Teachers (Includes Intensive Pathway Schools)*
  • Audiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Center Program Assignments
  • Secondary Mild/Moderate Special Education Teachers*
  • Itinerant HD

* Includes teachers in grades 6-8 at K-8 schools, as well as teachers in middle schools, high
schools and 6-12 schools.** To qualify for the Secondary Mild/Moderate hard to staff position, you must be in correct job code. Please see the breakdown below:

  • K-8/ECE-8: Mild/moderate teachers in K-8 schools should be classified as a secondary mild/moderate teacher (7640) if they 1) teach students in either 6th, 7th or 8th grades and 2)teach a course that is content area qualified and requires the teacher to be qualified in that area.  All other mild/moderate teachers in K-8s should be classified as elementary mild/moderate (7639).
  • NOT ELIGIBLE – Elementary: All mild/moderate teachers in ECE and elementary schools should be classified as elementary mild/moderate teachers (7639) and are not eligible for the Secondary Mild/Moderate Special Education Hard to Staff incentive.
  • Secondary:  All mild/moderate teachers in middle schools, high schools and intensive pathway schools should be classified as secondary mild/moderate teachers (7640).
  • English Language Acquisition – Spanish Teachers
  • ChildFind Pre-school Teams-Bilingual Qualified
  • Special Education Assessment Team (SEAS)-Bilingual Qualified
  • Secondary Math Teachers (Includes Intensive Pathway Schools)*
  • Audiologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Center Program Assignments
  • Secondary Mild/Moderate Special Education Teachers**
  • Itinerant HD

* Includes teachers in grades 6-8 at K-8 schools, as well as teachers in middle schools, high schools and 6-12 schools. Secondary Math teachers must be CDE qualified to teach secondary math (grades 7th to 12th) to be eligible.

** To qualify for the Secondary Mild/Moderate hard to staff position, you must be in correct job code. Please see the breakdown below:

  • K-8/ECE-8: Mild/moderate teachers in K-8 schools should be classified as a secondary mild/moderate teacher (7640) if they 1) teach students in either 6th, 7th or 8th grades and 2)teach a course that is content area qualified and requires the teacher to be qualified in that area to be eligible.  All other mild/moderate teachers in K-8s should be classified as elementary mild/moderate (7639) an are not eligible.
  • NOT ELIGIBLE – Elementary: All mild/moderate teachers in ECE and elementary schools should be classified as elementary mild/moderate teachers (7639) and are not eligible for the Secondary Mild/Moderate Special Education Hard to Staff incentive.
  • Secondary:  All mild/moderate teachers in middle schools, high schools and intensive pathway schools should be classified as secondary mild/moderate teachers (7640).
  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Bear Valley International School
  • Bruce Randolph School
  • Castro Elementary School
  • Charles M. Schenck (CMS) Community School
  • Cheltenham Elementary
  • Collegiate Preparatory Academy
  • Cowell Elementary School
  • DCIS at Ford
  • DCIS at Montbello
  • Goldrick Elementary School
  • Harrington Elementary
  • Henry World Middle School
  • High-Tech Early College
  • Kepner Middle School
  • Kepner Beacon Middle School
  • Knapp Elementary School
  • Lake International School
  • Manual High School
  • Marie L. Greenwood Academy
  • McGlone Elementary School
  • MLK Jr. Early College
  • Munroe Elementary School
  • Noel Community Arts School
  • North High School
  • Oakland Elementary
  • Place Bridge Academy
  • Schmitt Elementary
  • Swansea Elementary School
  • Trevista at Horace Mann
  • West Generation Academy
  • West Leadership Academy

2016-17 Top Performing-High Growth incentive paid on November 2017.

  • Academia Ana Marie Sandoval – 201
  • Asbury Elementary School – 203
  • Ashley Elementary School – 206
  • Barnum Elementary School – 207
  • Bradley International School – 213
  • Bromwell Elementary School – 214
  • Brown International Academy – 215
  • Bryant Webster Dual Language ECE-8 – 216
  • Carson Elementary School – 217
  • Castro Elementary School – 287
  • CEC Early College – 605
  • Centennial School – 297
  • Charles M Schenck (CMS) Community School – 270
  • Cheltenham Elementary School – 218
  • Colfax Elementary School – 219
  • College View Elementary School – 220
  • Collegiate Preparatory Academy – 468
  • Columbine Elementary School – 222
  • Compassion Road Academy – 515
  • Cory Elementary School – 223
  • Cowell Elementary School – 224
  • Creativity Challenge Community (C3) – 165
  • DC21 at Wyman HS – 610
  • DC21 at Wyman MS – 398
  • DCIS at Fairmont – 159
  • DCIS at Ford – 166
  • Denison Montessori School – 226
  • Denver Green School – 177
  • Denver Online High School – 484
  • Denver School of Arts HS – 475
  • Denver School of Arts MS – 425
  • Dora Moore ECE-8 School – 259
  • Doull Elementary School – 227
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College HS – 469
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College MS – 419
  • DS Innovation & Sustainable Design – 504
  • East High School – 451
  • Ellis Elementary School – 231
  • Emily Griffith High School – 602
  • Escalante-Biggs Academy – 179
  • EXCEL Academy – 516
  • Fairview Elementary School – 238
  • Farrell B. Howell ECE-8 School – 197
  • Florence Crittenton High School – 473
  • Force Elementary School – 240
  • Garden Place Elementary School – 241
  • Godsman Elementary School – 243
  • Goldrick Elementary School – 244
  • Grant Beacon Middle School – 405
  • Green Valley Elementary School – 282
  • Greenlee Elementary School – 172
  • Gust Elementary School – 246
  • High Tech Early College – 471
  • High Tech Elementary School – 170
  • Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences – 407
  • Holm Elementary School – 294
  • International Academy of Denver at Harrington – 248
  • Isabella Bird Community School – 301
  • Johnson Elementary School – 249
  • Kaiser Elementary School – 295
  • Kepner Beacon – 384
  • Knapp Elementary School – 250
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy ES – 185
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy HS – 465
  • Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy MS – 449
  • Legacy Options High School – 522
  • Lena Archuleta Elementary – 199
  • Lincoln Elementary School – 252
  • Lowry Elementary School – 210
  • Marie L. Greenwood Academy – 258
  • Maxwell Elementary School – 290
  • McAuliffe International School – 395
  • McAuliffe Manual MS – 385
  • McGlone Academy – 299
  • McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School – 264
  • McMeen Elementary School – 254
  • Montclair Elementary School – 257
  • Morey Middle School – 413
  • Munroe Elementary School – 260
  • Newlon Elementary School – 261
  • North High School Engagement Center – 507
  • Northfield High School – 519
  • Palmer Elementary School – 262
  • Park Hill School – 263
  • Pascual LeDoux Academy – 158
  • Place Bridge Academy – 190
  • Polaris Elementary School – 225
  • Respect Academy at Lincoln – 506
  • Sabin World School – 269
  • Samuels Elementary School – 296
  • Sandra Todd-Williams Academy – 308
  • Schmitt Elementary School – 271
  • Skinner Middle School – 416
  • Slavens K-8 School – 279
  • Southmoor Elementary School – 298
  • Steck Elementary School – 276
  • Steele Elementary School – 278
  • Stephen Knight Ctr for Early Education – 178
  • Summit Academy HS – 604
  • Summit Academy MS – 389
  • Swigert International School – 174
  • Teller Elementary School – 281
  • Thomas Jefferson High School – 457
  • Traylor Academy – 283
  • Trevista at Horace Mann – 189
  • University Park Elementary School – 284
  • Valdez Elementary School – 205
  • West Career Academy – 508
  • Westerly Creek Elementary – 253
  • Whittier Elementary School – 289
  • William (Bill) Roberts K-8 School – 194
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