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What is the Denver Academy Parent Association (DAPA)?

When your child enrolls at Denver Academy, you become a member of the Denver Academy Parent Association (DAPA). Every parent is a member and there are no fees associated. DAPA helps enrich the DA community and experience. 
  • DAPA supports DA student, teacher, and parent events.  
  • DAPA support for teachers includes the facilitation of division parties and activities, as well as teacher appreciation events.  
  • DAPA provides extended support for Denver Academy faculty and staff. DAPA offers a parent support group and events geared toward learning more about our unique learners.
  • DAPA participates and volunteers at DA sporting events and other extracurricular events including theater.  
  • DAPA sponsors parent events that allow for networking and community building.

As a Member of DAPA You:

  • Share a vested interest in bringing our community together
  • Connect with other parents; support one another
  • Help make a difference for our children 
  • Partner with DA staff and faculty 
  • Stay informed
  • Make your voice heard by sharing ideas
  • Volunteer

How Can I Get Involved?

There are many opportunities to be involved with DAPA both during and outside of school hours. 
  • Attend the monthly DAPA Meetings - DAPA meets the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the DA Administration Building Conference Room and all parents are invited to attend! 
  • Attend DAPA Social Events - These events are intended for parents to meet other parents and to build the DA community.  
  • Volunteer - There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Choose an option that works with your schedule. 
  • Contact DAPA -For more Information about meetings, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 3 items.

  • Do I have to commit to volunteering if I attend a DAPA meeting or event?

    There is no obligation to volunteer if you attend a DAPA meeting or event. DAPA meetings and events that bring our community together are an opportunity to connect with other parents and support one another. Please consider attending a parent event and help build our community.
  • Does DAPA fundraise for DA?

    DA’s Development Department handles school fundraising. DAPA activities are funded as part of the school budget. This is so parents can concentrate on being partners with the faculty and staff and building connections with other parents rather than fundraising.
  • If I work during school hours, can I still participate in DAPA?

    Typically, DAPA parent meetings and events take place first thing in the morning after drop off, or after school hours and evenings. Not all volunteer activities require attendance at school-hour events. If you are interested in at-home volunteering, let your DAPA division head know as they can then direct those opportunities to you. Contact for more information.

DAPA Goals

List of 4 items.

  • Promoting Parent Community

    DAPA aims to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment at Denver Academy. We sponsor activities, both social and educational, for parents to meet, exchange information, and build a sense of community. Please check the website calendar for upcoming events.
  • Enriching Student Life

    We provide social and academic experiences for students in partnership with DA faculty and staff. This also includes our After Prom event that provides high school students with a safe and fun place to celebrate when Prom is over. We provide support for our teachers, facilitate division parties and activities, and host teacher appreciation events through our Mustang Connection (High School), Colts (6th Grade), 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 school-wide social events for them throughout the year.
  • Enhancing 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 participating in our grocery rewards program. It costs you nothing extra and DAPA will earn money to enhance programs and activities for our kids!
    Download more information here

Contact Us

Contact DAPA. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!