About Hallett Hawks

What is Hallett’s history?

Hallett Fundamental Academy began as Knight Fundamental Academy in the Fall of 1982 as Denver Public Schools’ first magnet school. At Hallett, the emphasis is on tradition, American values of patriotism, good citizenship, work ethic, honesty, pride and respect for self and others. Hallett families commit to high academic achievement and agree to support the school’s goals and philosophies. The school wide academic program is rigorous, traditional, and “back-to-basics.”

Students thrive in this structured environment which includes student uniforms and a Positive Behavior Intervention Support program which promotes positive school culture. Additionally, this small school community ensures that every student is provided with individualized attention that he or she needs to succeed.

Rigorous Math, Literacy, Science and Social Studies Programming!
Rocket Club
Step Team
Gifted and Talented Programming
Service Learning Projects
Advanced Band
Fit Fun (before and after school care)
Lights On After School
Newspaper Club
Positive Behavior Intervention Program

Community Partnerships:
Alliance with organizations such as Denver Chapter of the Links, Colorado Uplift, Hallett Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Colorado State University Extension, Alpha Fraternity Tutoring, Shorter AME Church, GREAT – Anti-Bulling Partnership, Society of Black Engineers


  • School Performance Frameworks Rating: GREEN*
  • Multiple growth awards
  • With Continuously Enrolled Students*:
    • 90% proficient in reading
    • 80% proficient in math
    • 70% proficient in writing
  • Recipient of multiple grants

*School performance reported from 2010-2014 scores and data. Scores from 2015 are not yet released.

Hallett Vision:
Our vision is that the Hallett community works together to exceed statewide expectations by meeting the needs of every child, every day through:
High Expectations for academic rigor and success
Strong Relationships with students and families
Culturally Responsive practices