DSST BLOG

10/02/18

4 Questions to Consider as You Create Your College List

With so many facets to the college application process, it can be daunting for students and their families to know where to begin. A good starting point, and a crucial piece of the application process, is creating a college list. DSST High School students begin their lists Junior year, leaving time to do research, visit campuses, and narrow down the list to the 5-7 schools that will receive an application come November or January.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events, Our Program, College Success

05/11/18

Explore Your Dream Job: DSST's Professional Internship Program

Being a high school student is stressful, and the pressure to study to go to your top college and reach your dream job can make it even more so. On top of all of that, thinking about choosing a career path can be incredibly daunting, especially as a 16-year-old. However, DSST strives to ensure that all students have an opportunity to explore a career path that they are interested in. We do this by incorporating a class into the high school curriculum where students attend professional internships during their junior year. In these internships, “students are able to figure out what they want to do in the future… see if they see themselves in that career,” says Maggie Dering, the Internship Coordinator at DSST: Cole High School.

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Topics: Our Program, College Success

04/27/18

#SeniorSpotlight

Zia Ahmadi is a senior at DSST: Green Valley Ranch and has applied to USC, the University of Denver and Colorado School of Mines. Here are a few thoughts and reflections as he prepares for graduating from DSST and going to college.

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Topics: College Success

04/24/18

#Seniorspotlight

In this week's #Seniorspotlight DSST: Cole Senior Iesha Essien talks about DSST staff who have helped and influenced her, lends some words of advice to younger students and talks about what she feels proud about as she has been accepted to college and is on the verge of graduation.

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Topics: College Success

03/16/18

DSST's College Success Program Helps Students Find Their Path

Caroline’s parents were feeling stressed, and so was she. This wasn’t usual, since she was a high-performing junior at DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School, and she never had an issue getting her homework done. This week, though, her advisor Nicole Rawson had told her about Questbridge, a program for college-bound high school students that matched them to elite colleges and universities.

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Topics: College Success

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