The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) is a college preparatory liberal arts charter school with a science and technology focus founded in 2004. The high school serves grades 9-12, while the middle school next door serves grades 6-8. All students are required to complete a rigorous curriculum, including five years of high school science and pre-calculus, as well as completing an internship and senior project. DSST strives to create a school culture that fosters academic and personal success for each student by emphasizing a set of six core values that students, faculty and staff are expected to live by every day—respect, responsibility, integrity, doing your best, courage and curiosity. An impressive 100% of DSST's first four graduating classes were accepted into four year colleges. In 2008, DSST was the only “distinguished” rated high school in Denver.
DSST has two additional campuses--one in Green Valley Ranch and one at Cole Arts & Sciences Academy. DSST plans to open two final campuses, one in summer 2012 at the Colorado University Heights campus and one at Byers the following summer. By 2020, DSST will have five campuses open, each with a middle and high school, and a total enrollment of 4500 students.
· Location: 2000 Valentia Street
· Hours of operation: 8:15 am – 3:30 pm (HS), 7:45 am – 3:45 pm (MS). Off campus lunch only for 12th graders.
· Size: HS = 466, MS = 405
· School Principal: Mark Heffron; Dean of Students: Yesta Ealy and Nikhil Kawlra
· Grades: 6-12
· Average number of students per class: 22
· Sports: competitive high school boy sports include soccer, tennis, football, basketball, baseball, and cross country. Competitive high school girl sports include volleyball, soccer, basketball and cross country. Sports electives include dance, kickboxing, Nike golf, softball, weight training, yoga, roller hockey, and ultimate frisbee.
· Extracurricular activities: Clubs include Robotics, Go Green, Yearbook, Student Council, Mock Trial, and Knitting.
· Additional information: The all-school "Morning Meeting" starts our day and is a reflection of the school's community emphasis and focus on building a school culture that fosters success for all students.
· School organizations: STP (Science and Tech Parents)
· Links: http://www.dsstpublicschools.org
· How to apply: Students are selected through a random lottery. There are no admissions criteria. Applications for all DSST campuses will be conducted through Denver Public Schools’ School Choice. Interested families are strongly encouraged to attend an Open House.