At DSST, we know our families and parents are vital partners in student success. We also know that kids, no matter their age, do not come with instruction manuals and that there are often many questions parents and caregivers have around their adolescent students. We asked DSST teachers, staff, and parents for their favorite resources to help answer some of the frequently asked questions about raising adolescents; check out this collection of their book recommendations and additional resources for families of middle and high school aged kids:
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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.
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.
We talked to two DSST: Stapleton High School teachers - Mr. Chan and Mr. McCall to give us their lists of their favorite high school science labs. Check them out!
STEM—Science Technology Engineering and Math—is at the heart of DSST Public Schools—it’s even in our name!
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There are less than 6 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: