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Florence Crittenton High School

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A letter from Michelle Wright, Florence Crittenton High School Principal

Florence Crittenton Community, 

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Principal at Florence Crittenton High School with Denver Public Schools and will transition into a new role with the district. 

Over the past 5 years, I have had the privilege of serving you, our amazing students, and our families. It has been my pleasure to work in partnership with you all to envision and create a great academic program for our moms! We have accomplished so much together and  I am  proud of the growth we have made and continue to make, both academically and socially.

Read the entire letter.

Una carta de Michelle Wright, Directora de Florence Crittenton High School

Comunidad de Florence Crittenton,

Me gustaría informarles que renuncio a mi puesto como director de la escuela secundaria Florence Crittenton en las escuelas públicas de Denver y que pasaré a un nuevo puesto en el distrito.

Durante los últimos 5 años, he tenido el privilegio de servirles a ustedes, a nuestros increíbles estudiantes y a nuestras familias. ¡Ha sido un placer trabajar en asociación con todos ustedes para visualizar y crear un gran programa académico para nuestras mamás! Hemos logrado mucho juntos y estoy orgulloso del crecimiento que hemos logrado y seguimos logrando, tanto académica como socialmente.

Lea la carta completa.

A letter from Heather Koehler and Veronica Maes, Regional Instructional and Assistant Regional Instructional Superintendents

Dear Florence Crittenton Community,

We deeply value our community partnership. The primary purpose of this letter is to provide an update on the principal selection process.

As you know, Michelle Wright is transitioning into a new role with Denver Public Schools.  Principal Wright is such a gift to our community, and we are so grateful for the impact that she has made. We will forever be indebted to Principal Wright for her invaluable strength, service and care for Florence Crittenton.  I’m writing to explain how we will proceed with finding the next principal of Florence Crittenton for the 2021-22 school year.

Read the entire letter, and submit feedback on the important characteristics we should look for in the Interim Principal.

Una carta de Heather Koehler and Veronica Maes, Superintendentes de instrucción regional

Estimada comunidad de Florence Crittenton,

Valoramos profundamente nuestra asociación comunitaria. El propósito principal de esta carta es proporcionar una actualización sobre el proceso de selección del director.

Como saben, Michelle Wright está haciendo la transición a un nuevo rol en las Escuelas Públicas de Denver. La directora Wright es un gran regalo para nuestra comunidad y estamos muy agradecidos por el impacto que ha tenido. Siempre estaremos en deuda con la directora Wright por su invaluable fortaleza, servicio y cuidado para Florence Crittenton. Le escribo para explicar cómo procederemos a encontrar el próximo director de Florence Crittenton para el año escolar 2021-22.

Lea la carta completa, y envia comentarios sobre las características importantes que debemos buscar en el director interino.


A Day in the Life of a FloCrit Mom

Video by Jacob le video production in Denver

Video by Jacob le video production in Denver

Through a unique public-private partnership, Denver Public Schools and Florence Crittenton Services provide on-site high school academics, after-school tutoring, and post-secondary readiness to pregnant and parenting girls ages 14 to 21.

New mothers receive at least six weeks of homebound academic and social-emotional support while on school maternity leave. In addition, teen mothers enrolled at the high school are able to participate in concurrent enrollment college courses, allowing them to take remedial coursework and first-year classes while still receiving the social-emotional support and child care from Florence Crittenton Services which helps them to succeed.

The high school has a state-of-the-art STEM classroom and a Certified Nursing Assistant program with paid internships. It also has a new gymnasium with safe and appropriate fitness equipment for pregnant and parenting students for physical education classes as well as after-school opportunities for the whole family, including yoga, playgroups, and dance classes.

Download an informational flyer about Florence Crittenton High School.
Descarga un folleto sobre la Preparatoria de Florence Crittenton.

Florence Crittenton High School Interest Form

Are you interested in learning more about attending Florence Crittenton High School? Fill out this form and Theresa Smith, our Community Liaison, will get in touch with you.

The staff and teachers at Florence Crittenton always pushed me to work hard. They believe in me so much that eventually I also believed in myself.

Lupe, Class of 2016

Populations Served: Girls ages 14 – 21 who are pregnant or parenting
Capacity: 250 students

Geographic Boundaries: We accept young mothers from across Metro Denver area, including Highlands Ranch to Greeley.
Location: 55 South Zuni Street, Denver, CO 80223

Registration Procedures and Dates

Florence Crittenton High School operates on the quarter system. Enrollment is open year-round, meaning young mothers can join us at any time.

Quarter Dates:

  • Quarter 1: August 23, 2021-October 14, 2021

Quarter 2: October 19, 2021-December 17, 2021

  • Quarter 3: January 4, 2022-March 11, 2022

  • Quarter 4: March 14, 2022-May 27, 2022

Documents Required for Registration

  • Original Birth Certificate

Immunization Records

  • Recent Proof of Address (Lease, Mortgage Statement, Utilities Bill, Cable Bill, or Cell Phone Bill)

  • Photo ID

  • Medicaid Card if applicable

  • Transcripts from all high schools attended

  • Behavior Reports from all high schools attended

Courses Offered: Florence Crittenton High School offers all the courses required for high school graduation and a diploma. In addition, electives offered include cooking and nutrition, and parenting.

Grading Procedures: Ours are similar to other DPS schools. Attendance is very important at Florence Crittenton High School. Students who miss more that 10 class periods/quarter cannot receive higher than a “C” in that class.

Earning Credit Potential: If students are enrolled full-time and receive passing grades in all their classes, they are able to earn 20 credits per quarter or 80 per school year.

Hours of Operation: The Florence Crittenton High School is open from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the regular school year, with classes in session from 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Summer School: The Florence Crittenton High School offers a Summer School session in June. School is in attendance from 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Early Childhood Education Center is open for the children of teen mothers enrolled at FCHS during this time.


Are you a young mother?

Call Gina Larquier at 720.423.8903 for more information about registration.