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Volunteer

Get Involved!

Volunteers are an integral part of our school. They can be found all over campus participating in myriad activities. Volunteers are instrumental in many areas of school life from the library to the Development Office. More than 180 volunteers give their time serving on task forces, boards, and committees. They plan, assist, raise funds, and are ambassadors for our school. Our volunteers are an essential part of the Denver Academy community.

Denver Academy Parent Association (DAPA)

When your child enrolls at DA, you become a member of the Denver Academy Parents Association (DAPA). DAPA helps create a vibrant campus for all of our students, enriching the DA community and experience for students and parents. Please read below to learn about our goals and our role at DA.

DAPA Goals

List of 5 items.

  • Promoting Community

    Our aim is to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment at Denver Academy. Activities we sponsor to reach this goal include the All-School Picnic, First Day Coffee, Grandparents’ Day, and Parent Support Groups. For other parent events, please check out the Counseling Department’s parent events here.
  • Enriching Student Life

    We provide social and academic experiences for students in partnership with DA faculty. This also includes our After Prom event that provides high school students with a safe and fun place to celebrate when Prom is over. Booster Club supports DA athletes and athletic programs. In addition, we enhance school spirit through our Mustang Connection (high school), Herd (middle school) and Ponies (elementary school) programs.
  • Supporting Faculty and Staff

    DAPA works to show our amazing faculty and staff how much we appreciate their dedication to our kids by hosting several social events for them throughout the year.
  • Enhance DAPA Funding

    DAPA activities are funded as part of the school budget. This is so parents can concentrate on being partners with the faculty and staff. You can enhance the DAPA budget by signing up for our grocery gift card program. It costs you nothing extra and DAPA will earn 5 percent of every dollar spent to enhance programs and activities for our kids! We will provide you with FREE reloadable cards for King Soopers and Safeway. Vitamin Cottage cards are also available. To sign up, or to receive additional cards, please call DA alumni parent, Anne Davis Pluss at 303-322-8587.
  • DAPA House

    Our home base on campus is the DAPA House located at the corner of Iliff Avenue and Birch Street. Drop in for coffee the first Tuesday of the month after your morning drop-off. This is a great venue to meet other DA parents, exchange information, and build a sense of community. Denver Academy Parent Association meetings are also held here (the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m.).