FILL THE GAP! The actual cost of educating a DSA student with a comprehensive arts/academic education is more than the DPS allocation for a DSA student. Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required. The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month. Denver School of the Arts is tuition free, but donation dependent. Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole.
Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology. Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget and Fill the Gap donations are 100% tax deductible.
A school-wide culture of philanthropy is essential to the success of our students, and fulfilling our mission…and together we will be stronger!
Your support of the Fill the Gap Campaign is greatly appreciated!
Visual Arts Department Philosophy our primary goal is to create lifelong advocates for the arts with a sophisticated sense of visual literacy. DSA students develop skills to create, decipher, comprehend, and evaluate meaning in our contemporary world. Our department nurtures individual vision, personal voice, and creative spirit while promoting a strong work ethic. We believe that success requires hard work, regular practice, and a commitment to evolve and grow.
Help us raise money at no cost to you by shopping at King Soopers! Using a VA King Soopers Gift Card card to buy your groceries or gas at any King Soopers (or City Market) provides 5% of your purchase ($400 – $700 per month average!) to the VA Department for free! Simply reload the card with your credit or debit card (or cash or check) whenever it runs out. You can still get miles on your credit cards! Contact an instructor to obtain a card and start helping the VA Department today! We have used these funds to purchase butcher block worktables, new sinks, computer software and our new art gallery.