Frequently Asked Questions
Parent Portal is a quick link on the Early College website where parents/guardians can track your student’s class schedule, teachers’ posting of homework and grades, student attendance, and much more.
For more information, visit https://myportal.dpsk12.org/Pages/default.aspx
If you have specific questions regarding Parent Portal, please contact our [Parent and Community Liaison, Michael Mudd]
Students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College come from a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The student body is comprised of the following ethnicities:
American Indian- 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander- 2%
African American- 25%
To celebrate the diversity at the Early College, various clubs and resources are available to support all students regardless of their races, religions, sexual identity, gender.
Before the registration process begins at the school, you must FIRST visit or contact the Choice Office at Evie Dennis- 720.423.7627 or http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/
Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College-Documents Required for Registration
Photo I.D. of Parent/Guardian: A driver’s license or any other photo I.D. is acceptable
Documentation of Student’s Date of Birth Please bring ONE of the following: Birth Certificate Hospital Certificate Baptismal or church Certificate Valid Passport
Proof you live at your Address: (Note: Disconnect notices are not acceptable forms of proof of residency) If you own your home, please bring TWO of the following: Warranty Deed, Deed of Trust, or Bill of Sales Purchase contract with possession date or closing date not more than 90 days out Current utility bill i.e. Xcel Energy, or water, mortgage statement or cable bill-your name and address must be clearly marked (both portions of a bill are required. property/service address must match mailing address) last or current month.
Property tax bill for current year (property/service address must match mailing address)
IF YOU RENT, please bring TWO of the following: Current Signed Lease or Rental Agreement Current notarized letter from the landlord Current utility bill i.e. Xcel Energy, phone (not cell) or water, mortgage statement or cable bill-your name and address must be clearly marked (both portions of a bill are required, property/service address must match mailing address) last or current month.
IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH ANOTHER FAMILY-ALL of the following are required:
A current notarized letter from the owner/renter of the residence with who you live stating the length of time you will be staying.
Proof of address from the owner/renter of the residence (see required documents above) If possible current proof of your residence at that address
Immunization Records-Required by state law:
Previous School Information:
Name, address, phone and fax number of previous school
Withdrawal form from previous school
Transcripts for students entering high school
Yes, each student is assigned a counselor and will help students in curriculum and course selection. It is most beneficial to encourage your child to take the lead in getting to know his or her Counselor early in the first semester of their Early College career. That same counselor will assist your child throughout their tenure at Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College. Counselors can assist with anything from course selection to middle school to high school transition, to college preparation and college visits and more. If you don’t know your student’s counselor, call the Counseling Center.
To request records, please contact:
Assessments provide valuable information for students, parents and educators on whether or not students have mastered grade level content and are on track to graduate prepared for the 21st century. Assessments provide valuable information to improve curriculum, instruction and leadership in order to better serve your child. Each student gains from assessment data because teachers know what students need. Teachers gain from assessment data because they grow as educators and can meet those particular needs. Assessment data helps students grow, regardless of their academic level, contributing to the DPS vision of Every Child Succeeds. Though state testing is very important, parents do have the right to opt their children out of some assessments.
The window for parents and families to request an assessment exemption (opt-out) is now open. Parents who would like to opt out of eligible assessments can fill out the Assessment Participation Exemption Request Form. This form is available in the DPS Parent Portal. Parents must complete this form by March 2.
The assessments available for exemption include:
• CMAS (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
• CoAlt (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
• Colorado Spanish Language Arts (CSLA)
• PSAT 9 and PSAT 10
• Parents cannot opt their students out of ACCESS, TS Gold, W-APT or READ Act assessments.