Bright Rides

Catch a free ride to your new school

Did you know your Adams 14 student may be eligible to receive free transportation to a Denver school that best fits their needs? The new Bright Rides program can get them there starting this school year!

Girl smiling after catching a free ride to school.

What is Bright Rides?

A new opportunity

The Bright Rides program launched in 2022 as an opportunity to provide most Adams 14 students in elementary and high school with free transportation to a high-quality school that best fits their needs.

A trusted resource

This opportunity is made possible by a State grant as a way to make sure all Adams 14 students have access to a good education. The grant is facilitated through community partnerships, including with Transform Education Now and RootED Denver, and is supported by the Colorado Department of Education. It’s designed to make sure students receive the education that best fits their unique needs and provides transportation to and from school. 

A ride to school

Transportation is provided for free through HopSkipDrive, a school transportation service that’s trusted by parents throughout the country for their extensive accountability standards and stellar safety record. All drivers from HopSkipDrive are fully approved and experienced, so you can rest assured that your child is in good hands. 

Who can participate?

Students who live within the boundaries of the following Adams 14 schools are able to participate in this program:

  • Alsup Elementary
  • Central Elementary
  • Dupont Elementary
  • Adams City Middle School
  • Adams City High School

Where can participating students go?

Through Bright Rides, eligible students can receive free transportation to Denver schools that are found to be higher performing.

How does it work?

Find a school

Enroll there

Work with the Bright Rides team to complete the DPS enrollment process to enroll in your selected school.

Catch a ride

Students in the Bright Rides program receive free transportation to their new Denver school.

How do I sign up?

The first step in enrolling your student in Bright Rides is to reach out to our team:

Email info@brightrides.org
Call or text 720-334-7092

After confirming your student is eligible, we’ll work with you to complete the DPS enrollment process and begin enrolling into the Denver school that best fits your family’s needs.

Students running after catching a free ride to school.

About Us

Bright Rides is made possible thanks to a grant by the State of Colorado and the Colorado State Board of Education, which aims to provide transportation to remove a barrier for students in Adams 14 who want to enroll at a higher-performing school.




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