Out of four applications for new charter schools in Denver Public Schools, the only one to receive a favorable recommendation from staff is the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS). The other applications, Global Village Academy-Denver, Independence HS and Denver HS of Medical Science, all received a negative review by staff.
GALS is a proposed project-based secondary, single gender secondary school. The school plans to emphasize health education and leadership qualities.
DPS staff also recommended three charter schools get renewed: Omar D. Blair (an Edison-operated K-8 school), Life Skills Academy of Denver (a White Hat Mgmt. school) and Southeast Early College. Just two years ago, Life Skills was denied and after a successful appeal to the State Board of Education made significant improvements.