DSST BLOG

02/21/19

What's up with AST?

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:

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

01/22/19

From DSST Student to Questbridge Scholar

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.

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Topics: Community Stories, Inside the Classroom

12/11/18

How DSST Staff Support Student Success

Our teachers and staff members are deeply committed to their work and if you walk through the halls of our schools, this commitment is palpable. However, this commitment doesn’t end when our students leave their schools. From hosting Saturday study sessions at Starbucks before assessments, to driving students to and from school, staff members across our campuses truly do it all.

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

11/19/18

Why middle school students don't slip through the cracks at DSST

At DSST, we believe that students thrive best in small-school environments, so that each and every student is known and supported. Beyond just having smaller grades, we have a number of programs in place to make sure that students “don’t slip through the cracks.” One of those programs is Advisory.

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

09/27/18

A Conversation with Peter Sherman, Founding School Director of new Aurora middle school

This month, we sat down with Peter Sherman, the Founding School Director of the new DSST school in Aurora. While busy ramping up for the big 2019 kick-off, Peter shared some great stories about his career as an educator, what excites him about Aurora, and the recent 6 month long adventure he and his family took across the USA in a camper van!

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Topics: Inside the Classroom

03/12/18

Video: Creative Engineering at DSST: Stapleton

DSST's STEM culture is so rich, in part, due to our variety of electives. Each freshman at DSST: Stapleton High School can take Theater Arts or Creative Engineering.

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Topics: Our Program, Inside the Classroom

01/29/18

Two DSST Teachers' Favorite High School Labs

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!

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Topics: Our Program, Inside the Classroom

11/21/17

My Choice, My Future: School Electives and Self-Discovery

Now, more than ever, students need to harness self-esteem, character, and vision to beat tremendous obstacles that stand before them. Education plays a critical role in facilitating that growth and putting it at the forefront of the school experience. In order to do this, many schools are modernizing their approach to help students answer the question that so many of us, young and old, ask ourselves throughout our lives: “Who am I, and who do I want to be?”

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Topics: Our Program, Inside the Classroom

09/27/17

Cole HS Teacher Finalist for Colorado Succeeds Innovation Prize

This past March, DSST: Cole High School’s Maggie Dering created a platform, Involve Board, to more easily share and connect students with opportunities. Maggie was awarded DPS’ Imaginarium Award last spring and this year, DSST: Cole, DSST: College View, and DSST: GVR will be using Involve Board to share and connect DSST students with summer programs.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events, Inside the Classroom

09/25/17

Vol. 2 - Our Staff

"We prepare our students for the future by putting character first. They will be students for a few short years, but their character will last a lifetime."

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Topics: Our Program, Inside the Classroom

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