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The Bulldog Experience

At DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School we are preparing students with the skills they will need for college, career and life. We are a proud part of the Montbello community and the DSST network.



Why DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School?

Close, caring relationships are at the heart of our approach and our school culture intentionally fosters strong relationships. We prepare students for college, with an emphasis on developing students through liberal arts learning (reading, writing, mathematics, and science). Students succeed through classroom environments that are structured for success with clear academic and behavioral expectations and flourish in our many extracurricular activities and athletic programs.

The Elevate team is proud to bring the DSST promise—to prepare ALL students for success in college and the 21st century—to our families. Click here to meet the Elevate team! Still serving the Montbello and far northeast Denver community, students will enjoy brand new facilities, state-of-the-art athletic fields and fully equipped science labs and classrooms. 

6th Grade
  • Math
  • English and Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Health
  • Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development
7th Grade
  • Math
  • English and Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Health
  • Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development
8th Grade
  • Math
  • English Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Health
  • Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development

The mission of the Athletic Department at DSST Elevate Northeast Middle School is to promote the academic, emotional, and physical development of our students through teamwork, sportsmanship, and athletic competition.


Goals of the Athletic Department:
  • To foster academic and athletic achievement in students by emphasizing the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice, and dedication to achieving goals.
  • To field competitive teams, but not at the cost of academic excellence or demonstration of DSST Core Values.
  • To provide students the opportunity to pursue athletics as a means of overall well-being.
  •  To develop in students both their sports skills and pride in their school. 


Sports Offered
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Co-Ed Flag Football
  • Boys Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Student Council
  • Tech Repair Club
  • GSA
  • Mind Matters
  • Homework Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Art Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Anime/Manga
  • Books to Movies
  • Robotics
  • Drama
  • Music Club
  • Trivia Club
  • Chess Club

In order to fulfill DSST’s mission to eliminate educational inequity and serve all students, we must serve students with disabilities with excellence, to ensure they are welcomed, known and challenged through rigorous academic instruction to achieve their most ambitious post-secondary path. This requires embracing DSST’s view of the human condition and executing on a common set of guiding principles, foundational practices, and key levers that will translate into transformational outcomes for our students with disabilities.


We aim to ensure that all students with disabilities are known, welcomed, and challenged to succeed within our schools and to achieve their most ambitious post-secondary path. In pursuit of equity and inclusion for all students, we measure our success through the following metrics:

  • Student and family sense of belonging
  • Re-enrollment
  • Academic growth
  • HS graduation rate
  • Success in college or post-secondary programming

The following guiding beliefs are central to our goals for our students and our approach to ensuring the individual needs of all students are met at DSST. These principles guide our thinking and our decisions at the student, school and network level.

  • All Means All - We believe all students, regardless of background, needs, or disability status, can thrive at DSST. In pursuit of our mission, we strive to serve all students’ diverse learning needs so that they may achieve rigorous outcomes while in our schools and succeed on their ideal post-secondary path.
  • Culture of Inclusion - We believe students learn best when they are included in their community and classrooms to the fullest extent possible. Meeting this ambitious goal requires the full engagement and collaboration of all community members. A truly inclusive environment requires that parents have input and staff members share ownership of all students.
  • Responsibility for Success - We believe that, ultimately, the success of all students is our responsibility. While we hold our students to high expectations and intentionally teach self-advocacy skills, we believe it is our job to provide the supports and instruction necessary to ensure students meet those expectations. We celebrate students’ successes and provide additional learning opportunities when students face obstacles.
  • Learning Organization - Serving the diverse needs of all students requires curiosity, openness to new ideas and a drive to be on the forefront of best practices. We must be open to examining what is and is not working for students, trying new things, and adjusting course when necessary.

We provide services to student in Special Education in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • Push-in Special Education teachers serve within the general education classroom
  • Pull-out services: Special Education teachers pull small groups from the general education classroom to provide Specially Designed Instruction
  • Co-teaching- Some of our classes are co-taught with a gen-ed teacher and a special education teacher.
  • Special Services, Students who have an identified need on their IEP may gain access to a variety of service providers including, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Vision and Motor therapists, and Mental health service providers, School Psychologists and/or Social Workers.
  • Intervention courses: Full courses to provide remedial support in reading or math
  • In-class accommodations and modifications as determined by the IEP
  • Testing accommodations and modifications as determined by the IEP

How to Enroll

DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School is a tuition-free public school and participates in the DPS SchoolChoice enrollment process. To attend a DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School you must submit a SchoolChoice form, which is available online on the SchoolChoice website, and select DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School. 

Should your student be interested in transferring mid-year, please contact our school.

VISIT DSST Elevate Northeast Middle School 

We know that seeing is believing. We are excited to offer in-person visits to our school this school year.

Families can explore our school building by joining us for an in-person event! 

More information to come!


To enroll at DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School, families must submit their SchoolChoice form during Round 1 or Round 2 of DPS SchoolChoice and select DSST: Elevate Northeast Middle School. Round 2 opens April 10th

To learn more about the DPS SchoolChoice process, call us at (303) 802-4141 or visit the Denver Public Schools website.

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