PEP at James Denman Middle School started in 2008. Prior to PEP being at Denman, PEP only existed at the elementary, high school, and collegiate levels, and there was a need for PEP to also exist at the middle school level. The addition of Denman Middle School created an educational pipeline at all educational grade levels. The partnership between PEP and Denman is in its 15th year of existence and is continuing its legacy of teaching Ethnic Studies and leadership with their students and teachers. The PEP class at Denman is available only for 8th grade students.