The February chill hasn’t stopped students and staff across the DSST network from celebrating Black History Month. Staff members, student leaders, as well as school-based Black Student Alliances (BSA), an organization that promotes achievement from awareness to activism, organized a range of activities for their school communities. This included Black History-themed Morning Meetings, guest speakers, parties, and more.
DSST's newest school - and first in Aurora, CO - will open this summer and welcome their founding class of 6th graders! The Aurora Science & Tech team has been working hard behind-the-scenes getting ready for the school year ahead... check out some highlights below about what they have been busy doing:
You have likely heard already that Governor Polis has decided against intervening in the DPS-DCTA contract negotiations. As we understand it, DPS and DCTA are tentatively scheduled to continue bargaining today, but under state law DCTA is now free to proceed with a strike and has stated its intention to begin striking Monday, February 11th. As we have mentioned in earlier communications, DSST is not involved in these negotiations and accordingly, all DSST Schools will remain open, operating with normal schedules and staff. We have no way of knowing how long the strike will last, but regardless of length we expect to operate our schools as usual.
You have probably been hearing about the teacher strike in the news. While we definitely do not have all of the information, we wanted to put together some Frequently Asked Questions and try to answer them for you as best we can. If you have any further questions or worries, please talk to your School Director.
DSST’s classrooms and hallways are full of vibrant and diligent students with impressive work ethics and big dreams. This week, we met with five very special DSST seniors, who have the distinguished honor of being named a Questbridge Scholar - Ayanle, Daniel, Yoseph, Diaraye, and Ahmed.
As we charge forward into 2019, we wanted to take some time and reflect on DSST's 2018 top highlights. From new school openings to winning the prestigious Broad Prize, there was always something exciting happening across the network. Read on for pictures, videos, and stories that capture just a few of 2018's greatest moments!
SchoolChoice season is nearly here, and many of you may be feeling overwhelmed about it - or maybe you simply have never completed DPS choice before. Whether you’re a new or seasoned parent, a few things have recently changed about the Denver Public Schools SchoolChoice process. Here are the big things you need to know:
This past fall DSST sat down with four 10th grade students at Conservatory Green (CG) High School (Joyce Caballos, Jeremiah Warren, Nicole Huerta, and Bryan Mendoza-Gonzalez) to get a sense of their college aspirations, excitement or fears around the application process and how they want to change the world. CG High School provides resources to help prepare each of its students for the next step in their academic journey. DSST is thankful for all of the parents and DSST staff that allow students to dream big through College Success programs.