DSST One of Six Schools Highlighted in National Brief on High Performing, Integrated Charters
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) has just released a brief naming Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) as one of six high performing public charter schools nationwide with missions intentionally designed to serve racially and economically integrated student populations. The report examines pairings of high performing school models in Denver, Washington, D.C., and San Diego. Each of the schools profiled employs different recruitment models to fulfill their respective missions, but all are posting extraordinary academic results for their students. DSST Public Schools, along with West Denver Prep (WDP), were chosen as the Denver success stories. The report explains that “[t]hrough rigorous curricula, a commitment to strong school culture, and an absolute focus on academic achievement, both school models have yielded incredible academic growth for their students. In fact, when Denver Public Schools (DPS) published the list of schools that showed the greatest amount of student growth in 2010-2011, seven of the top eight schools were either WDP or DSST schools.”
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