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Community Engagement: A DSST Priority

At DSST we believe our role as educators is to prepare our students for what they need in the future - to have the courage to design and implement an excellent program that best equips our students for success in college and the 21st century and to reach their full potential. We want our students to get an education that provides them with the skills necessary to become the next generation of creators, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, inventors and leaders.

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Topics: Community Stories


Words Beyond Walls: a New Initiative at Cole

This post was written by Megan Casimir, a social worker at DSST: Cole and founder of Words Beyond Walls.

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DSST: Conservatory Green Students Bring Core Values to Life

Nyjah Munn, an 8th grader at DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School, noticed another student during their first week of school. Ivory Corona-Sanchez is a 6th grader, so she is new to the school, and she is also blind and working on mobility. Nyjah noticed her struggling to with cane and saw an opportunity to help.

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Topics: Inside the Classroom


DSST: Montview Grad Heads to the Paralympics

Robert Tanaka, DSST: Montview High School '18, is competing in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo! He will represent the United States in the judo competition. Robert is currently a senior at University of Southern California (USC), and has been competing in judo almost his entire life.

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Topics: Alumni Stories


2021-22 Is off to a great start!

Yesterday we were thrilled to welcome nearly 7,000 students in person at our 15 schools in Denver and Aurora. Masks could not hide the joy and excitement radiating from students and staff throughout our school communities. Check out a few highlights from the day below!

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Topics: News, Updates, & Events


DSST Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at DSST: Elevate Northeast High School

Today we celebrated the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for DSST: Elevate Northeast High School! Read all about the event below, plus an introduction to Founding School Director Travonda Favorite.

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Topics: Community Stories


Welcome new school directors!

We are excited to welcome all our new staff members, including some new school leaders! Today we're featuring two new School Directors (neither of whom are new to the DSST family!), Meghan Janci from DSST: Conservatory Green High School and Misha Hudak from DSST: Cole Middle School!

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DSST: Cole Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic August 5

DSST: Cole is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, August 5, which will be open to all community members.

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AST 7th Graders Built a Model B-17!

After wrapping up iReady testing, the entire 7th grade class at Aurora Science & Tech Middle School participated in a special community day afternoon led by 7th grade social studies teacher, Allie Crites. Together, students built a model B-17, a bomber plane that was used by the US Army Air Force during World War II. 

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Senior Signing Day 2021 Highlights

On Wednesday, May 19, the Class of 2021 celebrated both their hard work and the bright futures. While our seniors weren’t able to announce their post-high school plans at the Denver Coliseum, they still found unique and meaningful ways to celebrate. At each school, there was a viewing party to watch a livestream that included student performances, a keynote speech from LGBTQ activist Brandon Wolf, and of course, the announcements of each senior on campus. Every school added their own flair to the festivities, from a dunk tank at Green Valley Ranch High School to a senior sunset at Cole High School. Below you’ll find just a few snapshots of this unforgettable day! 

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Topics: College Success

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