DSST BLOG

08/29/19

DSST and Other Charters Lead on Colorado State Test Results

Colorado state test results have recently been released for the 2018-19 school year and a few celebrations are in order!

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

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

05/13/19

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

04/10/19

DSST: Henry's Very Own American Ninja Warrior!

DSST: Henry Math Teacher Phil Hilaire received an especially exciting phone call last week- he was chosen to be a contestant on the hit show American Ninja Warrior. A colleague caught the special moment on tape- check it out!

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events

04/05/19

DSST: Byers HS Goes to Chicago!

Over Spring Break, the DSST: Byers High School Choir had the amazing opportunity to travel to Chicago. 26 Byers 9th -11th graders made the 15 hour trek to Chicago via bus for a week full of exploring the city and sharing their music.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events

02/22/19

Black History Month at DSST

The February chill hasn’t stopped students and staff across the DSST network from celebrating Black History Month. Staff members, student leaders, as well as school-based Black Student Alliances (BSA), an organization that promotes achievement from awareness to activism, organized a range of activities for their school communities. This included Black History-themed Morning Meetings, guest speakers, parties, and more.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events

02/08/19

2/8 DPS Strike Updates

You have likely heard already that Governor Polis has decided against intervening in the DPS-DCTA contract negotiations.  As we understand it, DPS and DCTA are tentatively scheduled to continue bargaining today, but under state law DCTA is now free to proceed with a strike and has stated its intention to begin striking Monday, February 11th.  As we have mentioned in earlier communications, DSST is not involved in these negotiations and accordingly, all DSST Schools will remain open, operating with normal schedules and staff. We have no way of knowing how long the strike will last, but regardless of length we expect to operate our schools as usual.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events

01/23/19

Updates about DCTA vote

1/24 Update:

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events

11/26/18

Announcing... Aurora Science & Tech!

Last week, we officially announced our new DSST Aurora middle school, named Aurora Science & Tech, to the Aurora community, the school will open mid June 2019. Our kick off event was attended by community members, APS staff and DSST staff and included remarks by Bill Kurtz, APS Superintendent Rico Munn and Peter Sherman, Founding School Director.  But the highlight was definitely remarks made by Mohamadou Maguiraga, who lives in Aurora and travels an hour and a half to College View High School every day. Mohamadou, showing incredible courage and responsibility, spoke about the urgent need for a school in his hometown, as well as the plans that he and the other members of the Aurora Community Design team currently have underway to engage the Aurora community and power student recruitment.

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events

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

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