New Student Information

The lottery selection is only the first step in the admissions process. There are the additional steps that your family must complete in order to have your student attend DSST in the upcoming school year. Students and parents must attend orientation, your student must attend summer school (below), and you must attend registration.


Orientation is for new families to DSST: Byers. Only students who have been officially accepted by DSST: Byers and who have received notification by phone or mail should attend their assigned dates. Students need to attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s).  Dates for Orientation are typically in April after lottery results have been shared.

Orientation will be at DSST: Byers, located at 150 S. Pearl St., and please use the Cedar St. entrance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the orientation. You will receive more detailed information and forms that you will be required to complete. There will also be an opportunity to ask additional questions about the upcoming school year, try on sample uniforms, and sign up for home visits with one of our staff.


Summer School

Who must attend: Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at DSST: Byers Middle School! As a reminder, attendance during Summer School is mandatory for all new incoming students. We are excited to have your child begin their path to college at DSST: Byers. Summer School is one of the most important program requirements that we have to facilitate our students’ transition to our middle school. Program success in middle school is a critical first step to ensure that 100% of students will be accepted into a 4-year college or university. Failure to attend the entire summer school program may result in removal of the student from the fall enrollment roster.

Dates: Monday, June 19th – July 7th (No School on July 4th).  

Times: 8:00 am to 11:45am

Location: DSST: Byers Middle School, 150 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80209

Dress Code: Students must be in full DSST: Byers uniform during Summer School