9th Grade Academy

9th Grade Academy 2017

August 7 – 10, 2017 | Exact times to be announced

We are excited to announce we will continue our partnership with the University of Denver to host this year’s Ninth Grade Academy (NGA) on the campus of DU. This will be the third year NGA will be located on a college campus and led by GW upperclassman- PIT Crew members (Patriots in Training) and Ninth Grade Advisory teachers, giving students a chance to create relationships before school starts.


Why Attend 9th Grade Academy?

Positive Connections

  • Make connections with other ninth-grade students
  • Build positive relationships with upper-classman, student leaders, college students, Advisory teachers, and other GWHS staff
  • Learn what it means to be a George Washington Patriot

Foundations for successfully navigating high school

  • Homework and academic supports
  • Getting ready for high school (what you need to know to start strong)
  • Who and where in the building to ask for anything
  • How to use Infinite Campus to monitor your grades
  • Sign up for clubs and sports

Students will earn 2.5 elective credits for completing the NGA, and receive incentives and a small backpack full of school materials as well as receive free RTD coupons for those who need transportation to and from GW.


If you have any questions, please send an email message to Marjorie_lane@dpsk12.org. We look forward to seeing you at George Washington High School’s Ninth Grade Academy!