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At DSST Public Schools, we believe that who you will become is just as important as what you will accomplish. That's why we focus on character development and rigorous academics in equal measure. So our graduates are ready to become the best versions of themselves — in college, careers and in life.

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acceptance
To date, 100% of our students
have received acceptance
to a 4-year college.
Our students' SAT scores
rank among the
top
of schools in Colorado.
Our students have the lowest
rate of college remediation in
Denver.
DSST operates
OF THE
TOP
5
middle schools and
OF THE
TOP
8
high schools in Denver.
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Strength of character is the true measure of success.

Year after year, our schools are rated as the top middle and high schools in Denver. And our students stand out because our culture and shared values. A strong, supportive community gives students the confidence to take the lead -- their studies, athletics and activities, and personal passions. And the strength of character they develop sets them up for lifelong happiness and success.

Our Core Values

We commit to create a welcoming, values-driven environment for anyone that enters our school in order to create a vibrant and inclusive DSST Community. Every individual has their own unique set of personal values. Living a values-driven life is an ongoing journey for staff, students and families at DSST and beyond. DSST was founded on six Core Values, which create common agreements to develop a strong, healthy community. Staff and students agree to live out these Core Values for the purpose of creating a stronger community and sense of belonging. Healthy communities support individuals to become the best version of themselves in order to contribute to the human story. We create shared commitments, aligned to the following Core Values to create strong DSST communities which help us achieve our mission:


respect

We appreciate each person and their story through our words, actions, and attitudes. We value their unique perspective and treat others with dignity.

responsibility

We acknowledge that our actions and choices impact ourselves and our community. We take ownership for what we do and how we choose to do it.

integrity

We act and speak with honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. We consistently align our words and actions.

courage

We possess the confidence and resolve to take risks, push ourselves, and persevere in the face of pressure, adversity or unfamiliar circumstances.

curiosity

We are eager to learn, question, and explore. We have a thirst for knowledge, a love of investigation, and a desire to learn about ourselves, our community, and our world.

doing your best

We put our best effort into everything we do. We know that individual and collective effort are required for our community to thrive.

enrollment

We are an open enrollment network of charter schools in the Denver metro region.

careers

DSST is a sought-after destination for educators worldwide.

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