About Us

DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates open enrollment STEM charter schools and is part of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) system. At full enrollment in 2025, DSST will serve 10,500 Denver students at 11 campuses.

DSST Public Schools is widely considered to be one of the leading open enrollment STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) schools in the United States, and has become a destination for educators nationwide. DSST schools are home to the highest performing and highest growth secondary schools in Denver Public Schools, and to date, 100% of our graduates have earned acceptance into 4-year colleges and universities. 

DSST's Mission: DSST Public Schools transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century. 

DSST Public Schools is a values-driven organization and a deliberately integrated community, serving students from all walks of life. Our six Core Values are central to our program and to our results. These values are truly embedded in everything we do.

Respect: Appreciating the value of a person or an object through your words, actions and attitude - treating people appropriately with common courtesy.

Responsibility: Able to be trusted and or depended upon to complete tasks, follow directions and own up to your actions.

Integrity: Being truthful, fair and trustworthy in your words and actions - doing as you say and saying as you do.

Courage: Possessing confidence and resolve to take risks and make right decisions in the face of pressure and adverse or unfamiliar circumstances.

Curiosity: Eager to learn, explore and question things to gain a deeper understanding.

Doing Your Best: Putting your best effort into everything you do.