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At DSST: Montview Middle School we are preparing students with the skills they will need for college, career and life.

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Why DSST: Montview 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 Montview 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 Montview team!

6th Grade

  • Math
  • Integrated Literacy
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Art
  • Drama
  • PE
  • Creative Engineering

 

7th Grade

  • Math
  • Integrated Literacy
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Art
  • Drama
  • PE

 

8th Grade

  • Math
  • Integrated Literacy
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Creative Engineering
  • PE

The athletic program is an integral part of DSST’s curriculum and emphasizes the school’s Core Values. Students will develop strategic thinking skills, teamwork and good sportsmanship, all while having fun! Through playing sports, students will develop their physical, social and mental skills that will directly transfer into the classroom and be with them throughout their lives and the goal of our middle school sports program is to develop positive student habits and well rounded student athletes that are prepared for the academic and athletic demands of high school.

DSST: Montview Middle School offers the following interscholastic competitive sports:

Fall Sports
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball
Winter Sports
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Basketball
Spring Sports
  • Girls Soccer
  • Coed Baseball
  • Cooking
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Coding
  • Weightlifting
  • Super Smash Brothers
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Gender + Sexuality Alliance
  • Dungeons and Dragons

We know how important and enjoyable extra-curricular clubs are to the growth and development of our Knights. All students are encouraged to propose their own clubs if they would like to be involved in a club not already offered!

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.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

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
GUIDING BELIEFS

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: Montview Middle School is a tuition-free public school and participates in the DPS SchoolChoice enrollment process. To attend a DSST Public School you must submit a SchoolChoice form, which is available online on the SchoolChoice website. Round 1 of the process will be open in January and Round 2 will begin in April. Round 2 is contingent on how many seats are available. 

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

VISIT DSST: Montview Middle School

We know that seeing is believing. We are excited to offer in-person and virtual opportunities to visit our school this school year.

Families can explore our school building by taking a virtual tour and learn more about us during a pre-recorded webinar, or attend an upcoming event! 

VIRTUAL TOUR

EVENTS

SCHOOLCHOICE

To enroll at DSST: Montview Middle School, families must submit their SchoolChoice form during Round 1 or Round 2 of DPS SchoolChoice.

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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