DSST Public Schools Overview:
DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates a network of tuition-free, open-enrollment public STEM charter schools. Most DSST Public schools are part of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) district and students are admitted through DPS’ School Choice program. The student population across the DSST network is 80 percent students of color and 64 percent low income. This year, DSST will serve approximately 7,000 students at fifteen schools on eight campuses: Byers, Cole, College View, Conservatory Green, Green Valley Ranch, Noel/Elevate, Montview, and Aurora Science and Tech. DSST has been approved to open an additional 3 new schools in Aurora in the coming years. 2021 marked the fourteenth consecutive year the senior class has earned 100% acceptance to a four-year college. The continued success of the DSST network has gained local and national attention, including winning the 2018 Broad Prize, which is given to the top public charter school network in the country.
DSST Public Schools employees support each other not only to have fulfilling careers, but more importantly, to lead fulfilling lives that combine deeply meaningful professional work with personal well-being. Our core values are central to our program and to our results. These values are embedded in everything that we do and how we do it, both for our students and our staff. The six DSST core values are:
Respect - We appreciate each person and their story through our words, actions, and attitudes. We value their unique perspective and treat others with dignity.
Responsibility - We acknowledge that our actions and choices impact ourselves and our community. We take ownership for what we do and how we choose to do it.
Integrity - We act and speak with honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. We consistently align our words and actions.
Courage - We possess the confidence and resolve to take risks, push ourselves, and persevere in the face of pressure, adversity or unfamiliar circumstances.
Curiosity - We are eager to learn, questions, and explore. We have a thirst for knowledge, a love of investigation, and a desire to learn about ourselves, our community, and our world.
Doing Your Best - We put our best effort into everything we do. We know that individual and collective effort are required for our community to thrive.