DSST BLOG

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

04/24/19

Celebrating COURAGEOUS Student Activists

Last month, College View High School celebrated 100% of their founding class being admitted into college. Almost 90% of these graduates will be the first generation of their families to attend college next year. This class is full of dedicated and resilient students- and two of them are deeply involved in immigrant rights activism, both locally and nationwide. Fabi and Jasmine, activists and good friends, shared some highlights of their work, and their hopes and dreams for the years to come.

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Topics: Our Program

04/18/19

Behind the Essay: A Senior Breaks Beauty Norms

Every one of our graduating seniors has a fascinating story to tell - and there are some we have been fortunate enough to learn about through a short but powerful 500 word college essay. One of those is DSST: Cole senior Reem , who opened up about shattering beauty norms that were unconsciously enforced by both family members and society at large.

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Topics: Our Program

03/20/19

Stapleton Juniors Visit the Reptile Expo

On March 2nd DSST: Stapleton Juniors traveled to the Denver Reptile Expo to learn about different species of reptiles and how to care for these animals. Science teacher Lara Thomas and English teacher Rhett Seeloff chaperoned this exciting trip!

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Topics: Our Program

03/15/19

Celebrating the Founding Class at DSST: College View

As college admittance letters continue to come in and Senior Signing Day looms around the corner,  you can feel the excitement building across the network as we celebrate our incredible seniors. If it wasn’t for the epic bomb cyclone this week, Cole’s Class of 2019 would have celebrated their 100% college acceptance success on Thursday as well. But on Monday afternoon, middle schoolers, high schoolers, friends and family of the College View Founding Class packed into the gym, decorated with posters created by 9th & 10th graders, to celebrate their founding class.

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Topics: Our Program

11/05/18

Small school community, big school sports

DSST middle and high schools have a wide range of extracurricular activities, including robust athletic departments with sports like soccer, volleyball, and basketball. But, sometimes students are looking for that “big school” competitive sports environment. It usually surprises them that even so, DSST can still be the right school for them.

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Topics: Our Program

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

05/11/18

Explore Your Dream Job: DSST's Professional Internship Program

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.

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Topics: Our Program, College Success

04/17/18

#SeniorSpotlight

My name is Eve Guess, and I am a senior at DSST: Stapleton High School. After graduating high school, I intend to pursue higher education at an accredited university. Of the eight schools I applied to, I am most interested in continuing my education at a Historically Black College or University. I am very excited to have been accepted to Hampton University and will be incredibly involved in clubs and organizations at my school. My plans after earning my degree include becoming a biotechnician and working in a research lab that focuses its efforts on genetic and heritable diseases. I will then return to school to begin graduate work toward my master's in science. Moving forward, I would like to work in the area of research and medicinal development.

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Topics: Community Stories, Our Program

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

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