On November 30th West Campus celebrated the completion of a dramatic $600,000 renovation to the Butler Building. The Butler Building will house the West Campus CareerConnect program. The upgrade was made possible through the 2012 bond. The ribbon-cutting ceremony included student demonstrations and a tour of the facility.
The DPS CareerConnect program offers students hands-on, project-based courses. These classes engage students with rigorous, relevant and applied learning. Historically, students enrolled in these career-focused courses graduate at 30% higher rates and are better prepared for post-secondary education.
The University of Colorado Denver made an announcement during the ceremony to partner with the Denver Public Schools CareerConnect program. This exciting new partnership will allow educators to better prepare Denver students for higher education and the workplace. The partnership will give DPS students access to innovative learning opportunities, leading to meaningful college and career options.