DSST BLOG

02/24/20

Super Staff Spotlight: Cole Hensley from Cole HS

Our network is full of committed educators. However, not all of them have driven 1.5 hours each way, every day, from Colorado Springs (until his recent move to Castle Rock) to teach at DSST: Cole HS like Cole Hensley.

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Topics: Community Stories

02/05/20

Women of Worth: Research-Based Art Projects at CG MS

8th graders from DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School will showcase their original art creations that celebrate women who catalyzed positive change.

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Topics: Community Stories

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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Topics: Community Stories, Our Program

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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Topics: News, Updates, & Events, Community Stories

06/20/19

Celebrating 15 Years: DSST's Year in Review

This May, DSST Public Schools completed our 15th school year. Our first school, DSST: Montview High School (formerly DSST: Stapleton) opened in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver in the fall of 2004. In the 15 years since, we have opened 14 schools on 8 campuses and will expand into Aurora, Colorado this fall with the opening of Aurora Science & Tech Middle School.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events, Community Stories, Our Program

05/21/19

A New Chapter for DSST's Founding School

For almost two years now, engaged students at both the middle and high schools have dedicated countless hours and tons of energy to both the idea of changing the name of DSST’s founding school. At the middle school, students were led by Writing teacher PJ Shields, who dedicated extensive class time over two years to work through these changes - both in conversation and through research and writing projects. At the high school, this was done in partnership with Colorado Youth Congress (CYC).

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Topics: Community Stories

05/13/19

Hornet & Falcon help turn bill into law

Olivia, a 9th grader at DSST: Conservatory Green High School, testified at the State Capitol back in January to advocate for a bill that would automatically enroll high performing high school students into advanced classes. 

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events, Community Stories, Our Program

04/15/19

Alumni Stories: Flor

Flor is an alumni of DSST: Cole High School and currently a Freshman at Claremont McKenna College in California. Even though she's busy wrapping up her first year of school, we we're lucky enough to be able to talk to her about the challenges and successes that she has encountered so far!

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Topics: Community Stories

04/09/19

Behind the Essay: A 500 Word Glimpse into a Student's Life

With Senior Signing Day less than one month away, hearing the diverse and compelling stories of our graduating Seniors makes us even more excited for this unforgettable day. We heard these stories during speeches at College Acceptance Celebrations, interviews with Questbridge Scholars, and of course, the all-important college essay. DSST: Stapleton Senior Iftu expanded on the unique experiences that led her to write an especially memorable essay.  

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Topics: Community Stories

04/04/19

Alumni Stories: Aldo

Aldo is a graduate of the founding class of DSST: Cole High School and attends the University of Colorado - Denver. He's just about to finish his first year of college, so we sat down with him to learn about what he has learned over this last year! 

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Topics: Community Stories

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