DSST: College View Middle School Opens, Marking DSST’s Sixth School in Denver!
DSST Public Schools is proud to announce that our fourth campus, DSST: College View, is now open in the southwest corner of Denver. On Monday, June 25, College View opened its doors to 150 sixth grade students for a three week summer school orientation that will prepare them to hit the ground running this fall. College View's summer school is being held in temporary space as final touches are being added to their next home on the College Heights University campus.
College View's summer school kicked off with a powerful community morning meeting, run by School Director Heather Newton, that introduced students to the concept of expectations: we expect big things from our students not just in terms of academic achievement but also when it comes to living the DSST Core Values, a hugely important aspect of DSST's program, and we set those expectations early. Over the next few weeks, College View sixth graders will be further introduced to aspects of the DSST culture, the academic rigor that they will experience throughout their careers at DSST, and the technology that we utilize in our classrooms, including our one-to-one laptop program.
Like all DSST schools, College View's campus offers a college preparatory focus, with an emphasis on developing core liberal arts skills in reading, writing, mathematics and science. Following the DSST Public Schools model, students succeed through a highly structured classroom environment with clear academic and behavioral expectations. This program and environment prepares students for the rigorous high school program at DSST: College View High School (to be opened in a few years) and ultimately for the challenges of college.
As with all DSST Public Schools, enrollment to DSST: College View Middle School will be granted through a lottery process. Please see our Enrollment pages for further details.