The CUBE’s learner-centered education model is designed to prepare students for a future economy that we cannot yet predict - a model that prepares them to take opportunity and possibility with them everywhere they go.  The CUBE builds the capacity of all students to catalyze change by developing social-emotional intelligence, computational thinking, and a critical understanding of the authentic self.  We simply cannot accept an archaic education model any longer - our students depend on it.

the future of learning is now.


Our Model


The centerpiece of our curriculum is the Mash-Up. It is a co-taught, six week class that focuses in on a single topic that spans multiple disciplines. Students will complete complex, teacher-directed projects that contribute to their learning, while working with professionals in and around Denver to enhance and deepen their learning. Our teachers create Mash-Ups with standards in mind and seek to teach needed skills in an integrated, project-based format. 

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ENGAGING School Culture

We understand that school isn't the only happening in our students' lives. That's why we've built a school culture where students feel known and valued. Each morning, we meet as a community for Table where we get a pulse on our mood and start the day with some fun and inspiration. We frequently meet in Tribes, our advisory program, where students get personalized help from their advisor in everything from coursework to their mental health. Ensuring that students are happy at school is one of our greatest indicators as to whether they will be able to effectively learn.



We believe 100% of students should be prepared to succeed in college, but not all students should go to college.  There are equally as critical pathways including coding school and master apprenticeship.  These three pathways - four-year college, coding school, and apprenticeship are all valid and all essential to contributing in the future economy.

We must shift out education is the only way to re-build our middle class, offer a future for all our kids, and begin to heal the divide in this nation...The only way to begin this work is with schools that are willing to completely re-think the approach; it is absolutely critical for the future of our state and our economy.
— Fiona A., former Executive Director of the CO Office of Economic Development
Education is Revolution & The CUBE is Revolutionary! So incredibly proud of Bret Poppleton in starting this new school. The vision is about learning by means of creativity, equity, and individuality. With this political climate & toll on public education, The CUBE is a reinforcement of the passion so many shared to revive the spirit of education model that seeks to guide students in their distinct pursuits! I am so excited!
— Karima O., former student, current student at CU-Denver in BA/BS-MD program
Colorado Succeeds believes that education is the key that unlocks success for everyone, and it is every child’s right to have access to high-quality education. There is a critical need to provide high-quality school in Denver so that ALL kids truly have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential.
Innovative, relevant new schools like the CUBE have the potential to help make this ambitious goal a reality for kids in Denver. The mission and goals of the CUBE are critical to fill the needs of our future economy.
— Scott Laband, CEO - Colorado Succeeds
Public edcuation in this country is in dire need of a dramatic shift in perspective, and the CUBE’s vision for the future of education is an absolutely vital part of that conversation. Traditional public education has not evolved since the middle of the 19th century, when calculator and computer were jobs, not tools; when rhetoric was still taught in Greek and Latin because the great English speeches were yet to be delivered; when the speed of light was still relative, and the electron yet to be discovered...America had grown. Its vision of education has not, and we suffer for it...The acceleration of the growth of human knowledge demands students who can solve problems that their teachers and parents, just one generation older, could not have conceived of.
— Amaan M., Columbia University
The CUBE is building just what business owners like me need...leaders prepared to tackle dynamic challenges and diverse problems
— Mac H., TruSource Consulting