Denver charter networks Rocky Mountain Prep and STRIVE Prep to merge
Two Denver public charter school networks recently announced their plans to merge within the upcoming year. Rocky Mountain Prep and STRIVE Prep will form the second-largest charter network in Denver. They are projected to serve more than 5,000 students in 14 schools, the majority of them students of color from low-income families. Rocky Mountain Prep CEO Tricia Noyola will become the head of the combined system, which will operate under the STRIVE Prep name.
“We have to dedicate every resource we can as close to the kids as possible,” Noyola said in an interview. “We’re going to be able to do a much better job serving our families.”