As Colorado Gives Day 2017 approaches, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported DSST and our students throughout our 14 years. Furthermore, we hope you consider DSST when choosing which organization(s) you support this year.
There are less than 7 school weeks left until the Denver Public Schools (DPS) School Choice process opens and families can begin selecting their schools for next year. At this point in the year, many parents are thinking “What should I be doing now to prepare to help my child choose a new school next year?” Here a 5 tips we hope will help answer that question:
Recently, integrated schools have been a focus of a number of publications. And for good reason. Integrated schools have the power to close all-too-wide achievement gaps all while improving average test scores for all students and reducing all students biases.
Now, more than ever, students need to harness self-esteem, character, and vision to beat tremendous obstacles that stand before them. Education plays a critical role in facilitating that growth and putting it at the forefront of the school experience. In order to do this, many schools are modernizing their approach to help students answer the question that so many of us, young and old, ask ourselves throughout our lives: “Who am I, and who do I want to be?”
As the first half of the school year winds down, it's easy to shift focus to holiday plans and transition into “family mode”. However, winter break is actually the perfect time to take a moment to connect with your child’s teachers about the first half of the year and reset before January rolls around.
Falling behind in middle or high school can feel like falling into a hole that deepens as time passes. One misunderstood lesson can easily lead to a failed quiz or exam, a failing grade and missing credits. With delayed or even lost hopes for graduation, low academic performance can lead to frustration and unhappiness that negatively redefines the entire school experience.
When looking for the right school, size makes significant difference for students and their future prospects. Both social and academic factors impact students’ ability to learn, grow and be happy. Below are the five reasons why we find that students and parents choose smaller schools.
DPS Board of Education elections are in November, and there are 10 candidates are vying for four seats. A+ Colorado has released a "Candidate Survey," in which several candidates provided their thoughts on various issues surrounding public education in Denver. The winning candidates will be making decisions that will directly impact our schools across the city.
This past March, DSST: Cole High School’s Maggie Dering created a platform, Involve Board, to more easily share and connect students with opportunities. Maggie was awarded DPS’ Imaginarium Award last spring and this year, DSST: Cole, DSST: College View, and DSST: GVR will be using Involve Board to share and connect DSST students with summer programs.