DSST BLOG

05/28/20

Ready to Shape the World: The MTV Class of 2020

By Natalie Smink, DSST: Montview Class of 2020

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Topics: Community Stories, College Success

05/20/20

Video Yearbook: GVR Students Celebrate the Class of 2020

When the pandemic hit and the realization came that the end of Senior year would look incredibly different than expected, two DSST: Green Valley Ranch students took celebrating the Class of 2020 into their own hands.

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Topics: Community Stories, College Success

05/13/20

Choosing College: The Cole Class of 2020

By Edrik Vachier, DSST: Cole Class of 2020

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Topics: Community Stories, Our Program, College Success, Inside the Classroom

05/07/20

Alpha Wolves: The College View Class of 2020

By Tiana Pham, DSST: College View Class of 2020

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Topics: Community Stories, College Success, Inside the Classroom

04/30/20

1260 Days to Take Flight: Byers' Founding Class

By Keala Gapin, DSST: Byers Class of 2020

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Topics: Community Stories, Our Program, College Success

01/29/20

How Your Taxes Affect College Financial Aid Opportunities

With January coming to an end, not only does it mean that the days are getting (ever-so-slightly) longer, but tax season has officially arrived. Whether you file early or for an extension, how you file this year’s taxes can have a lasting impact for years in the future, especially when it comes time to fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Completing the FAFSA helps you pay for college!

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Topics: College Success

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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Topics: College Success

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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Topics: College Success

12/21/18

College Success at CGHS

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.  

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Topics: College Success

11/02/18

The Road to College Success at DSST

Preparing students for success in college, career, and in life is written into our DNA at DSST. However, the colleges our graduates ultimately attend can either serve as a launchpad into a fulfilling career, or a frustrating roadblock to excellence. It’s why we take extra care to ensure that our students have the opportunity to choose a college that will support their academic, social, emotional, and financial needs. This spans from college fairs and college visits to using individual student and college data to help students craft their college list. Across the network, students have been participating in various activities to help find their perfect fit, because we understand that while college acceptance is a celebrated first step, it does not always mean college success. 

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Topics: College Success

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