DSST Schools Win 20 Awards at CDE Ceremony

This week, during a Colorado Department of Education event ​celebrating a host of awards given to schools, DSST schools appeared 20 times – almost a third of the total awards given to DPS schools—with at least one DSST school in each award category. A huge congratulations to DSST staff, students and families on these impressive accomplishments!

 

Colorado Centers of Excellence Award – Established by the Colorado State Legislature, the Centers of Excellence award recognizes schools that demonstrate the highest sustained rates of student longitudinal growth as measured by the Colorado Growth Model among those that have at least 75% at-risk students.

  • DSST: Cole High School
  • DSST: College View High School
  • DSST: College View Middle School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School

 

Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards –  The Governor's Distinguished Improvement awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. On the School Performance Framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth over three years.

  • DSST: Byers Middle School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School
  • DSST: Stapleton High School

 

Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards – The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the School Performance Framework, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator for academic achievement over three years. The Excellence Awards are named for a true friend and visionary of education, former Colorado State Representative John J. Irwin.

  • DSST: Byers Middle School
  • DSST: College View High School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School
  • DSST: Stapleton High School
  • DSST: Stapleton Middle School

 

High School Academic Growth Awards – The High School Academic Growth Awards recognize high schools that demonstrate the highest levels of student academic growth in reading, writing and math, within each classification used by the statewide association for high school activities for the sport of football.

  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School

 

National Blue Ribbon Schools – The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School

 

ELPA Excellence Award – The ELPA Excellence Awards honors 10 districts and 10 schools that achieved the highest growth among English learners in an English Language Proficiency Program and that achieve the highest ​academic achievement for English learners who transition out of an English Language Proficiency Program.

  • DSST: Cole Middle School
  • DSST: College View Middle School
  • DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School
  • DSST: Stapleton High School
  • DSST: Stapleton Middle School​​