The Denver Kids, Inc. Educational Counseling program works with each student on school attendance and performance, positive peer relationships, family inter-relationships and dynamics, involvement in healthy, wholesome activities, anger management, and conflict resolution. Each child’s progress is evaluated on a regular basis, and if necessary, modifications are made, and other resources utilized.
The Educational Counselor works with students, parents, teachers, and school counselors to connect students to necessary resources and serve as their advocate. The educational counselor functions as both a link and a mediator with school staff so that the students can understand what is expected; learn to be responsible; and be supported in their efforts to achieve.
Progress evaluation is monitored during each school year and a long-term evaluation is completed upon graduation from high school. Denver Kids, Inc. works with population who is considered at-risk of not completing high school. Denver Kids, Inc. averages a graduation rate of 90%. This is compared against the overall graduation rate for DPS which hovers was 58.8% in 2012. Additionally, over 87% of our 2012 graduates are now enrolled in a post-secondary education program.