Denver Public Schools
School Turnaround AmeriCorps Commission State Competitive FY 2013
One-hundred (1700 hour) full-time AmeriCorps Math Fellows will provide tutoring to students below proficiency in mathematics at eight elementary and middle schools in the Denver Public School system (DPS) that are among the lowest performing 5% of schools in the state "turnaround schools". The proposed DPS Math Fellows Program will start in the fall, 2013 and will replicate a highly successful pilot launched in the district in 2011. The program will focus on the CNCS focus area of education and will target 700 4th, 6th and 8th graders over three years. The program expects to increase the number of students served who are proficient or advanced on the Scholastic Math Inventory, or who improve by at least one performance level (e.g., from Below Basic to Basic), compared to the students' results on the assessment at the start of tutoring services. A CNCS investment of $215,364 will be matched by $3,263,011 from Denver Public Schools.