This week, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced that DSST Public Schools is one of three 2017 Broad Prize finalists - recognizing DSST as one of the three top performing charter networks in the country. This is the most distinguished prize that can be given to a charter school network. The award recognizes the charter school networks that have the best overall academic performance on a variety of measures. Networks which are chosen to be finalists, are widely viewed as beacons for the nation's public schools. We are honored to be finalists alongside two other amazing charter networks, Success Academy and Harmony Public Schools.
More than anything else, this nomination celebrates the hard work of our team, our families and our students. It speaks to our deep focus on learning, a sustained track record of excellence, and commitment to living our core values - respect, responsibility, integrity, courage, curiosity, and doing your best every day. This commitment - by our students, families and all of you - is why we are recognized as running Denver's top public schools, and why 100% of our seniors have been accepted into 4-year colleges for 10 years in a row. While we are incredibly honored by this recognition, we know that we still have the opportunity to better serve the students and families of Denver - and this recognition can propel us to do so.