DSST BLOG

12/13/19

A Look Inside a Middle School Science Classroom

Are you missing the days of middle school science? Take a peek into one of our 21st century science classrooms and see what has changed, and what has stayed the same.

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12/04/19

4 Things to Consider Before DPS SchoolChoice

In Denver, any student who wants to attend a school other than their neighborhood school can take part in School Choice; and round 1 of the School Choice window opens on January 15! Denver families will have from January 15 until February 18 to submit their School Choice form on the DPS School Choice website. However, if your family isn’t quite ready to fill out the online school choice form, do not fret. The window is not first-come, first-serve, so you still have plenty of time to investigate your options.

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11/21/19

Physical Fitness Gets a Leg Up At DSST: Henry

The middle schoolers at DSST: Henry have new ways to get active thanks to a big grant from DPS! 8th Grade Dean of Students Marcus Pumphrey won $20,000 that will be put towards expanding after-school physical fitness beyond their current athletics offerings. Every day beginning November 18, around 50 students in the pilot program will participate in new pursuits that will get them moving. This will include a variety of activities including martial arts, rock climbing, or hiking. This grant is giving students, staff and the community an opportunity to connect on a level that would not be otherwise possible, as partnerships with community members, local colleges and universities, sporting retailers, and more are already in the works! 

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11/07/19

How the Advisory system helps students feel known and supported

At DSST, we believe that students thrive best in small-school environments so that each and every student is known and supported. Beyond simply having a small-school model, DSST has a few programs in place to make sure that students “don’t slip through the cracks.” One of those programs is Advisory.

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10/18/19

College & Career Success Month

October is not just spooky season- it’s College & Career Success Month! And while a track record of 100% of seniors solidifying post secondary plans doesn’t happen in just one month’s time, there has certainly been a flurry of October initiatives to get students ready for their next step. We are excited to share the innovative strategies that DSST's College Success teams across the network have been implementing this year!

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10/14/19

Celebrating Growth & Success in Our Schools

Denver Public Schools recently released the 2019 School Performance Framework results, an annual evaluation of school performance.

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09/20/19

College View HS Goes Camping

This past weekend, 14 College View High School students went camping in the San Isabel National Forest, near Buena Vista. The overnight trip, led by four teachers, allowed students to build community across grade levels and social groups.

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08/29/19

DSST and Other Charters Lead on Colorado State Test Results

Colorado state test results have recently been released for the 2018-19 school year and a few celebrations are in order!

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07/26/19

3 things your high schooler can do today to begin their college application process

The college process is daunting, and it can be difficult to know where (and when!) to begin. The DSST College Success team encourages families and students to start thinking about the college applications early in their high school career to ensure that you are set up to succeed when Junior and Senior years roll around.

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07/25/19

DSST: College View Student Earns Summer internship with Gov. Polis' Office

This summer, DSST: College View student Tiana Pham is participating in Governor Polis’ Executive Internship Program at the State Capitol. This selective internship is reserved for graduate, undergraduate and high-achieving high school students who demonstrate strong academics and a commitment to serving the State of Colorado.

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