Article Examines Growth of New Preparatory Academies in Colorado
Hey Yetis! We’re proud to announce that Denver Prep Academy was part of a major story in the Sunday edition of The Denver Post. Kyle Fredrickson, the author of the article, took a deep look at both our academy and the launch of several other basketball academies in Colorado. He discussed a variety of important topics, including both the changing landscape of academics and athletics in Colorado and the importance of academic and athletic integrity in these new schools.
Over the course of the piece, titled “Blue-chip Education: Schools help top basketball players get noticed, boost their careers,” DPA staff and students demonstrated our focus on results and commitment to both education and athleticism.
“Whenever something new comes onto the field, folks are naturally going to have questions and concerns,” said Domonic Martinez, “and I can’t help but be proud of how we represented ourselves. DPA is here to make a positive impact in the lives of our students, our staff, and the community—I feel like the article really showed that.”
The full article by Mr. Fredrickson can be found here. We encourage all of you to give it a read!
Some Highlights from the Article
There were tons of great quotes from our both students and staff in the article, so we wanted to share some of our favorites here:
Justin Daniels: “I’m ready. I can’t wait to play. We’re going to see a lot of great teams and great players. I can see this team going pretty far.”
Coach Valdez: “We truly believe that our staff has the best interests of kids at heart. Right now, there is so much exploitation of kids through sports and the industry being very lucrative . . . . We really do want to bring some change to the culture of sports and education. We have a very distinct goal with this. That’s to leave our fingerprints on the future of the student athlete and to make Colorado a better place with our education model.”
Kaleb Mitchell: “It’s more like a college. You have to get the work done right and in a certain amount of time. People should know that if you want to come here or be a part of this, you’ve got to be ready to work. There’s an expectation.”