DSST Public Schools will prepare all graduates to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Students, parents and DSST staff are involved in the process of preparing to meet that goal from freshman through senior year. DSST graduation requirements exceed the Colorado Minimum Academic Preparation standards for entrance to four-year schools.
In addition to four years of rigorous academic curriculum, the schools engage students in the exploration of college options through the advisory College Success curriculum and College Planning Seminar classes at all grade levels, culminating in a required Senior College Seminar class in senior year to support students as they apply for college admission and financial aid. Students participate in required college field trips to Colorado college campuses at all grade levels. All college planning curriculum, activities, and support of students applying to colleges and universities and for financial aid is aligned with the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) Best Practices.
In the 11th grade year, all students will participate in a 10-week long internship, giving them an opportunity to apply some of the learning they’ve done in classes to a real-world job. Click HERE for more information on the 11th grade intership program.
Click HERE for the guide to accelerating through a course sequence.
Complete THIS form by May 20 to request acceleration in a Math or Spanish course sequence.
Please click HERE to request student transcript and records information from our registrar.
Jessica Michaels, Director of College Success: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Sonnenblick, Manager of Internships: email@example.com
Juliann Lacey-Lang, Senior Projects: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maty Ndiaye, Coordinator of College Success: email@example.com