News & Updates


DSST Network College Fair

On September 25th, our Class of 2021 students and Class of 2022 students will have the opportunity to join all juniors and seniors from the DSST network at our very own, DSST Virtual Post-Secondary and College Fair! Over 75 post-secondary institutions will be virtually “on-site” and our 11th and 12th grade students will opt-in to three different sessions of their choice throughout the fair. This is a wonderful chance for students to connect with program and admissions representatives, ask questions and express interest! Please reach out to with questions!

ALL grades, 9-12, will have an adjusted schedule that day, 9/25/2020, with 40 minute classes:

8:30-8:40 Advisory

8:45-9:25 Period 1

9:30-10:10Period 2

10:15-10:55 Period 3

10:55-11:00 screen break 

11:00-12:45 college fair (11th and 12th grade students should bring lunch “to” the fair)

**9th and 10th grade students will check-in with their Advisors!

1:50-1:30 Period 4

1:35-2:15 Period 5

2:20-3:00 Period 6


Dear DSST Families, 

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I’m reaching out today to clarify some conflicting communications that have recently been sent from DPS and that may have caused confusion. 

Many of you, especially those with students who also attend a district-run school, have likely received emails or texts asking that you select an in person or virtual option for your student by Sept 18th (for elementary) and September 23 (for middle and high school). We are NOT asking DSST families to make a selection just yet for your students who attend DSST schools, so please disregard this deadline.  As we have previously stated, we will be making a decision by October 1st on our post-fall break plans.  If an in-person option is available, we will communicate the details of that option and THEN we will ask you to indicate whether your students will return to in person or will remain enrolled in e-school. We will likely be asking for your decision on this important matter at the end of September or early October. 

Please know that you will receive the most pertinent and accurate updates for your DSST students directly from DSST. We are dedicated to providing you with the latest updates as they become available, and whatever DPS decides for post Fall Break may not necessarily be the same as DSST. 

We continue to monitor key health metrics in Denver and Adams counties regarding the transmission and community presence of COVID, and are updated daily on our Health Monitoring Metrics dashboard. We are also gathering input from staff, families, and students on what a safe and effective return to in-person school may look like. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts in last week’s survey. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your input is essential as we make this critical decision.

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility during these uncertain times. I hope you all have a great weekend, and I look forward to sharing more updates with you soon! 

Heather Lamm 

Chief Advocacy & Communications Officer




August 12 Cross Country Practice Stars
August 18 & 19 New Student Academy (8:30 am - 11:30 am
August 24 First Day of School (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)
August 27 Class of 2021: Senior Family College Info. Night (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
September 2 PSAT and SAT practice 9th - 12th grade
    October 13 Colorado Free College Application Day



We are so exited to welcome all NEW to DSST students!!! 


New Student Academy will take place August 18th and 19th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  Please be sure to be log in promptly at 8:30 am to ensure your technology is running correctly prior to the actual start at 9:00 am.   We will use this time to get students  acquainted with the school culture, meet other new students and be prepared to transition into high school.  Students will  be meeting their teachers, participate in fun activities and will get to ask questions you may have regarding the school year.  We look forward to seeing you there!



Thank you parents for joining us yesterday for our Town Hall Meeting.  If you were unable to attend click here for the meeting recording.