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ERIC Number: ED538947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Denver School of Science and Technology: A High School that Works
Colorado Children's Campaign
When one sees the new Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST), the first thing one will likely to notice is the building's impressive design. The school looks more like a Silicon Valley biotech firm than a typical new Colorado high school. Indeed, the innovative structure, modeled on a similar facility in San Diego, has already garnered numerous architectural awards. While the outside structure is indeed amazing, it's what one sees inside the building that makes the school truly remarkable. As a public charter school in the Denver Public School district, DSST serves a broad spectrum of students from the greater Denver area. About 60 percent of DSST's students are black or Hispanic and about 44 % percent come from low-income families. Within a single year, DSST's CSAP scores have already demonstrated that the school is preparing its diverse student body to meet state standards at a much more consistent rate than almost any other school in the state. DSST leaves nothing to chance when it comes to student learning. The school does everything in its power to guarantee that all students will realize the mission of the school: every student will meet state standards and graduate with the skills necessary to attend and complete college.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Colorado