Educators Take Flight

Educators Take Flight helps Team DPS educators access high quality professional development and learning opportunities outside of Colorado.


Denver Public Schools Foundation invests in learners of all ages. 

About Our Program

DPS Foundation’s Educators Take Flight program seeks to remove flight cost as a barrier to accessing top quality professional development opportunities for Team DPS members. Whether an educator seeks to attend an out of state conference or bring an expert in their field to Denver for group learning experiences, DPS Foundation can help.

Thanks to the generous support from DPS Foundation’s official airline, United Airlines, Educators Take Flight provides the opportunity for Denver Public Schools educators to travel by air to enhance their perspectives and learn from experts in their field so they can improve outcomes for students.

  • Applicant must be a current DPS educator*
  • Professional Development Opportunity identified aligns with DPS educational priorities with preference given to applicants whose professional learning is focused on DPS priority initatives
  • Travel is within the continental United States
  • Travel dates are within 1 year of an application’s submission date
  • Applicant is willing to participate in a brief follow up interview to share learning and impact

*At both booking and travel

Important Details and Considerations
  • The use of United Airlines vouchers are subject to fare class and flight availability. 
  • A standard voucher is economy class. Awarded vouchers will typically be K class or H class. DPS Foundation will consider alternative fare class requests on a limited basis.
  • DPS Foundation may be unable to fulfill every request.
  • Once travel is booked, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • All applications must be reviewed, approved and signed by the school principal or department head.
  • Educators Take Flight vouchers are for the cost of airfare only.
    • Applicant’s school principal or department head can confirm allocation of resources for accommodations and any program/conference costs.
    • All other expenses, including but not limited to seating upgrades, baggage fees or other misc. travel expenses are the responsibility of the traveler.

The use of vouchers outside the express purpose defined within each application is prohibited. Once awarded, applicant, school or department head and travelers must agree to the terms and conditions of Educators Take Flight, or relinquish their travel voucher. 

To ensure your time is well spent, please review the above eligibility and important details and considerations before submitting an application.

Please submit your request by 11:59 pm on September 8, 2024. Applicants will be notified if their request has been approved or declined by 11:59 pm on September 13, 2024.

To help ensure your eligible flights are available, the process to accept your travel voucher and book travel occurs quickly.


  • Select “Submit an Application”.
  • All applicants must create an account.
  • Select the button in the top right hand corner to create a new account, or to log on if you are a returning Educators Take Flight or A to Z Fund applicant.

Applications are accepted year-round and are currently reviewed bimonthly. For the 2024-2025 school year, application reviews will begin September 9, November 11, January 13, March 10, and May 12.

If you have any questions, please reach out to