Friends of Highline

There are a lot of things to say about the benefits of living in Colorado, one of which is school choice. The fact that you have chosen Highline Academy is not something we take lightly. At Highline we work everyday to fulfill our mission to foster a diverse and equitable community of youth and adults striving together for academic, personal and civic excellence.

Since opening its doors, Highline Academy has been an extremely cost-effective school, operating almost solely from per-pupil funding provided by Denver Public Schools (DPS). Financial security in the years ahead requires that Highline broaden its sources of support beyond per-pupil funding. While our finances remain strong and stable, never before have the financial needs for Highline Academy been greater and never have the stakes been higher to reform public education and address the educational crisis in Denver.

Highline’s Administration and Board have identified several areas in need of additional support from our community:

  1. Classroom Budgets – did you know each teacher has a classroom budget of only $100?
  2. Technology – incorporate more 21st century technology into classrooms
  3. Library – secure more books to close the per student gap
  4. Specials – music, art, and gym would benefit from additional supplies
  5. Athletics – grow our after school athletics program
  6. Scholarships – to help those in need of school supplies, uniforms, kindergarten tuition, and field trips

Our partner, Community First Foundation, runs a website for Colorado nonprofits (including charter schools) called, and the Foundation pays all credit card fees for donations made through the site. This means 100% of your donations  go to Highline.

How to Give:

One Time Gift: To make a one-time gift, log onto and click the “Donate Now” button. The minimum donation amount is $10 and the maximum is $10,000.

Recurring Gift: One-time gifts are great. Recurring gifts are even better! Highline has  a  monthly giving program called “Friends of Highline.” The money raised through this program will go directly for classroom support, technology, literacy interventions, library books and to fund teaching assistants and the like. For as little as $10 a month, you can become a Friend of Highline. Just go to and sign up for a recurring gift. Please note “Friends of Highline” under special instructions.

Colorado Gives Day: Colorado Gives Day is one day every December that encourages Coloradans to support their favorite nonprofit. It’s 24 hours to Give Where You Live! Watch, and share, our video of our kids talking about Colorado Gives Day then mark your calendar to make a donation in December on Colorado Gives Day.

Thank you for your support! Please share this information with anyone who is interested in supporting educational reform — and a great school committed to striving together for academic, personal and civic excellence!

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Southeast Campus: Heather Knight (
Northeast Campus: Tamara Garcia (