2018-19 School Year

New Attendance Policy.

2018-19 Attendance policy 

2018-19 Dress code Policy.

2018-19 dress code

2018-19 Supplies 

2018-19 Supply list.

2018-19 Handbook

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Student Fees

Fees are due at the start of the school year on registration day. They may be paid in cash , check or credit card (at school or over the phone).  If your student participates in more than one sport, additional payments are required at the beginning of each trimester.

The 2018-19 GVR Student Fee is $275. Below is a breakdown of where the student fee money is utilized. This fee does not include any additional sports fees.

However, we never want fees to limit your child’s opportunity for an exceptional education.  If your family qualifies for free or reduced price lunch, you are eligible to pay discounted fees of $110. When you receive your letter in the mail regarding Free and Reduce Lunch, bring it to the office and your fee will be changed in our system. 

If you have any questions please contact Jaylynn Thomas at 303-524-6300. 

Fee Name Description Amount F&R Lunch Amount 
General Fee

General Fees are collected from all students to help support programs that are not fully funded by the per-pupil-revenue we receive from the state through Denver Public Schools such as field trips, resources for advisory and planners.

$60.00 $24.00
General Technology Fee

The General Technology Fee is a fee collected from all students to maintain an up-to-date inventory of laptops and related software. The fee also covers ongoing technology support and maintenance throughout the year.

$155.00 $62.00
Activities Fee

Activities Fees cover some of the costs associated with participating in physical education and student enrichment activities.

$60.00 $24.00
Total $275.00 $110.00

School Supply List

Please make sure your student brings all supplies on the first day of school. Supply list can be found below:

 


Registration

Make up Registration will be on Monday, August 13th from 8:00am - 4:00pm in buliding 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the daily schedule?

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

School Begins

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

8:00 am

First Dismissal

3:20 pm

3:20 pm

1:50 pm

3:20 pm

3:20 pm

College Prep/Refocus/Club Activities/Tutoring

3:30- 4:30 pm

3:30- 4:30 pm

N/A

3:30- 4:30 pm

3:30- 4:30 pm

Second Dismissal

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

N/A

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

 

2. Will there be homework every night?
Yes.  On average, students will receive 1 ½ - 2 hours of homework per day in their core classes.  Each homework assignment from their core classes will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. 

3. How will DSST meet the needs of special education students?
Special Education students who are on an IEP or 504-plan will be served in an inclusion model; they will be in the same classes as other students.  DSST: GVR Campus will have a special education teacher who will make sure the goals on the IEP are met.  Teacher, peer (high school students), and mandatory tutoring may be assigned to provide more support. Please indicate in your registration information that your student has an IEP or 504-plan so we can set up services as soon as possible.

4. How will DSST meet the needs of students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented?
The high school program at DSST: GVR Campus will work hard to create and implement differentiated instructional practices so that we can have non-tracked heterogeneous classes that level instruction to meet student learning needs.  Teachers will create Level 1 and Level 2 (and in some cases Level 3) approaches to challenge students at all levels in heterogeneous classes, and use flexible grouping strategies that allow for constantly changing instructional groups, based on student mastery levels and learning needs.  In math, students will be placed in a regular or honors course depending on incoming student data.  Levels of mastery and identification of learning needs will be based on student performance on our Benchmark Assessments. 

5How are students assessed?

ALL GRADE LEVELS

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

Grade

Performance Descriptor

Points

Non-AP Classes

Non-X Classes

Honors Classes

AP Classes

X Classes

A+

Outstanding

99-100

4.25

4.75

5.25

A

Excellent

90-98

4.00

4.5

5

B+

Very Good

88-89

3.25

3.75

4.25

B

Good

80-87

3.00

3.5

4.0

C+

Average

78-79

2.25

2.75

3.25

C

Satisfactory

70-77

2.00

2.5

3.0

F

Unsatisfactory

Below 69

0.00

0.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Students are not given D's

Academic Effort Grades: Teachers assess students on effort throughout the trimester.  On the report card, these grades are noted using a 1-5 scale (1 Unsatisfactory, 5 Outstanding).

Core Value Grades:  Students are also graded on how well they have lived our core values each trimester.  Core values are also used in determining awards and honors.  On the report card, these grades are noted using a 1-5 scale (1 Unsatisfactory, 5 Outstanding).

6. What are the requirements for promotion to the next grade?  Will DSST retain students?
Students must receive a passing grade (70% or higher) in each of their core classes to be promoted to the next grade.  Students must also earn a passing grade (70% or higher) on their Reading, Writing, and Math year end final assessments. Students who receive 3 or more failing grades in their core classes will repeat the grade, and students with 1 or 2 failing grades will be assigned summer school and will have an opportunity to retake the year end final assessment.

7. Can students bring electronics, like a cell phone, to school? 
We understand that many students have cell phones for safety and communication reasons. Cell phone use by students is NOT permitted during school time and NOT permitted in the school building. If a parent/guardian needs to get in touch with their student they need to contact the front office at 303-524-6300 x 2104 and relay a message. We provide a student message board where we will notify your student that they have a message. It is the student’s responsibility to collect their messages. Staff will NOT take messages to students (unless it is a family emergency).

All cell phones and other electronics must be turned OFF and stowed in a backpack or locker. If a student is seen using or holding a cell phone or other electronic devices (including IPods, mp3 players, headphones), or if a cell phone rings or vibrates during the school day, the device will be confiscated until a parent can come and pick it up.