What is a magnet program?
Magnet schools may emphasize a particular style of learning or serve students with a common area of interest such as Dual Language, Montessori, and International Baccalaureate. Some Magnets are located within a school. Others are the school. Transportation generally is provided to designated sites; eligibility for transportation is subject to general district guidelines. The Polaris Program at Ebert is the first and only independent site in Denver Public Schools dedicated to meeting the needs of Highly Gifted and High Achieving students.
Each Magnet school manages its own application process. Ask for application information from the Magnet school that interests you. The deadlines for the Magnet schools is usually earlier than for regular Choice so be sure to check with the school you are interested in and know that deadlines are closely adhered to.
The district provides the Highly Gifted Magnet Program for first-through eighth-grade students with extraordinary academic needs, abilities and potential and an Advanced Kindergarten Program. Note that the deadlines for kindergarten, elementary and middle gifted and talented magnet applications is earlier than for regular choice. Check with the school you are interested in to confirm the deadline date. Applications are available in schools, online at the Gifted and Talented Education Department (720-423-8272).
What kind of testing is required?/How do I get my child tested for the program?
Testing is a required part of the admission process. Please refer to the district Gifted and Talented Education Department for all current admissions information
If my child is accepted in the Advanced Kindergarten program, does he/she need to retest/reapply for first grade?
All kindergarten students must retest for 1st grade. Historically, all kindergarteners are accepted into 1st grade at Polaris regardless of their test results.
Is Kindergarten full day/half day?
What are your school hours?
School begins at 8:45 and ends at 3:30.
What is the current enrollment?/What is the average class size?
Current enrollment: 335
Average class size: 26
Where is the main entrance to the school?
The main entrance is through the playground from Tremont.
Where should I park?
Please refer to our Transportation Page for a parking map.