2018-19 School Year

Student and Family Handbook

For this year's Student and Family Handbook, please click here.

 

Welcome to DSST: Stapleton High School!

 

I am thrilled to be welcoming you and your students into DSST: Stapleton High School. I have just completed my first year as the School Director at the middle school and am very excited to once again be working directly with a high school! My favorite years of my entire career have all been when I was working in schools as a teacher of 9th, 11th, and 12th graders; as a principal of a 6-12 school outside Phoenix; and the last three plus years in middle and high schools with DSST.

Stapleton High school has a great history of academic success and I hope we have an even greater future. A school is so much more than a building where students come to learn. It is a collection of students, teachers, and families that share a common bond and, at our best, a common goal – to give the best possible education to our students, educating the whole child academically and socially. While we have a track record of success, we know we can always get better. And so we welcome you not just as parents and students. We also welcome and invite you as partners. I hope to have the chance to get to know all of our students and as many families as I can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to ask questions, to share ideas, or just to say hello!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dan Sullivan

School Director

 

 

 

 

 

Student Fees

Fees are due at the start of the school year on registration day. They may be paid in cash (exact change), check or credit card. If you are unable to pay for fees on registration day or have further questions, please contact the office manager, Monica Burkin, at 303-524-6340 or monica.burkin@scienceandtech.org.  

We ask for your support in paying your child's registration fees in order to provide your child with all the benefits of a strong learning environment. 

Total Fee

This fee covers a general fee, a technology fee, and an activities fee (for clubs, field trips, and advisories) for your student. $275.00
Reduced Fee However, we never want fees to limit your child's opportunity for an exceptional education. If your family qualifies for, or may qualify for free or reduced price lunch, DSST will partner with you to find the amount that you are confortable paying.   This is only a suggested amount. $110.00

 

When your student arrives to register in August, if they are playing a fall sport, a $60 charge will be added to their exit ticket/school bill. If your student is playing a sport later in the year, the bill will be sent to you to be paid before the season. Each trimester’s sports bill must be paid before the student athlete is allowed to play. If your family qualifies for free or reduced price lunch, this fee will be adjusted. This new specific sports fee will allow us to continue to produce the successful programs we have in the past and make them even better. Thank you for your support of DSST, our students and our Athletics Program


School Supply List 2018-2019

9th and 10th Grade (for 11th and 12th, see below)

These supplies need to be turned in to the front office  the 1st day of school:

  • 2 reams of white printer paper
  • 1 ream of color paper (blue, yellow, pink or green)
  • 3 boxes of Kleenex

1 Backpack to carry books and laptop - if necessary, two separate bags can be purchased in order to meet the computer case standards discussed below. The dimensions should accommodate at an 8” x 11” computer.

Note: Before computers will be issued to students, all students will be required to have a backpack or other case that is designed to carry and protect their laptops. Cases will be inspected and approved by a member of the DSST IT department. Keep in mind that spending $100 for a case that will last you several years may save you several $100s over those years in charges for a damaged laptop due to poor protection. 

Items Students Should Take to Every Class Every Day (Bring these supplies the 2nd week of school):

  1. Multiple Pencils
  2. Multiple Whiteboard Markers (they will dry out over time!)
  3. Pens
  4. Erasers
  5. Highlighters
  6. Headphones
  7. Packs of Looseleaf Paper
  8. Scientific Calculator (graphing calculator preferred as this is a tool students can use all the way through college)
  9. One Pair of Scissors
  10. 2 Glue Sticks
  11. Ruler

Additional Items That Are Specific to One Class:

9th Grade Humanities

  1. Folder with Two Pockets
  2. Pack of post its

Spanish (all 9th and 10th graders)

  1. Composition Notebook
  2. 1 inch three ring binder

Math (all 9th and 10th graders)

      1.Graph Paper

10th Grade World Literature

     1. Binder (1 inch) or Folder

     2. Folder

10th Grade Chemistry

    1.Binder (1 inch or 1.5 inches)

10th Grade World History

    1. Binder (1 inch)

 

11th and 12th Grade

These supplies need to be turned in to the Front Office the 1st day of school:

  • 2 reams of white printer paper
  • 1 ream of color paper (blue, yellow, pink or green)
  • 3 boxes of Kleenex

Items Students Should Take to Every Class Every Day:

  1. Multiple Pencils
  2. Multiple Whiteboard Markers (they will dry out over time!)
  3. Pens
  4. Erasers
  5. Highlighters
  6. Sticky Notes - multiple packs for the whole year
  7. Headphones
  8. Loose leaf paper - plain and graphed
  9. Scientific Calculator (graphing calculator preferred as this is a tool students can use all the way through college)
  10. Scissors
  11. Colored Pencils

Additional Items That Are Specific to One Class:

11th Grade Biology / Bio X

  • Binder (1 inch) with Two Pockets
  • Colored 2-pocket folders (3)

11th Grade History / History X

  • Folder with Two Pockets
  • Binder (1 inch) with Two Pockets

11th and 12th Grade Calculus

  • TI 83-84 or 89 Graphing Calculator
  • Graph paper or green engineering paper
  • Binder (1 inch) with Two Pockets

11th Grade Earth Science 

  • Composition Book

1 Backpack to carry books and laptop - if necessary, two separate bags can be purchased in order to meet the computer case standards discussed below. The dimensions should accommodate at an 8” x 11” computer.

Note: Before computers will be issued to students, all students will be required to have a backpack or other case that is designed to carry and protect their laptops. Cases will be inspected and approved by a member of the DSST IT department. Keep in mind that spending $100 for a case that will last you several years may save you several $100s over those years in charges for a damaged laptop due to poor protection. 


Registration

Our 2018-2019  mandatory Registration  for all grades will be held on Thursday, August 2nd and Monday, August 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.