We know you'll love our school.
Our school year has started virtually and with that, all of our schools visits (both webinars and tours) will be accessible exclusively online. As a network, we are choosing to view this challenging moment as an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to live our values, to use technology in new ways and to foster innovation and creativity. Our commitment to our students remains unwavering, even during this difficult time.
So what exactly should you expect in the webinar and tour?
In the webinar, you will watch a pre-recorded presentation from a school leader. You will learn about academic programming, school culture and our Core Values, extracurricular opportunities, and how each school will support your student to achieve their dreams.
On a virtual tour, you will view our community spaces, classrooms, and other key points in our building. You will learn about each space as you virtually explore our school building.
We understand the desire to see our school in-person, and if that opportunity becomes available, we will notify everyone who has viewed our virtual visit materials. So, we encourage you to sign up below to receive digital school visit materials in your email inbox!
To view the tour or webinar, please fill out the form to the right.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Located between Peña Boulevard and Tower Road in far Northeast Denver, DSST: GVR MS serves grades 6-8.
Close, caring relationships are at the heart of our approach and our school culture intentionally fosters strong relationships. We prepare students for college, with an emphasis on developing students through liberal arts learning (reading, writing, mathematics, and science). Students succeed through classroom environments that are structured for success with clear academic and behavioral expectations, and flourish in our many extracurricular activities and athletic programs. Ultimately our goal is to ensure that our students are prepared for college, career and life.
Each year, students take a base of core classes which include a science, history, English, math, and Spanish (Native and Non-Native) course. Additionally, students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives each year.
We believe that by holding our students to a high standard, and through offering them high support, they will thrive academically. Our small school setting allows teachers and students to develop and nurture close relationships to create an inclusive, strong community and a culture where every student is valued for who they are and their successes.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
DSST is committed to educating our students holistically through a strong academic program, along with numerous opportunities to engage in after-school programming, including sports and clubs.
Our athletics program fosters participation and enjoyment of interscholastic team competition, as well as non-competitive fitness activities. The program emphasizes high level skill and strategies, teamwork, good sportsmanship, school spirit, character building and fun. The goal is to provide each student with a sense of affiliation, motivation, and accomplishment by balancing a challenging experience with support and encouragement. Students also have the opportunity to participate in after school clubs. After school clubs reflect student interests and provide the opportunity to foster passions outside of the classroom.
The athletic and extracurricular club programs are an integral part of DSST's curriculum and emphasizes living the school's Core Values.
DSST Public Schools participates in the DPS SchoolChoice enrollment process and all admissions to DSST Public Schools are coordinated through the lottery process. To be eligible to attend a DSST Public School you must submit a SchoolChoice form, which is available online on the SchoolChoice website. Round 1 of the process will be open in January 2021 and Round 2 will begin in April 2021. Round 2 is contingent on how many seats are available.
Round 2 applications will be submitted electronically through the DPS School of Choice website. Should your student be interested in transferring mid-year, please first contact our school.
For more information about the process for selecting DSST: Byers for your student, please refer to the DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment website.