Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Denver School of Science and Technology

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

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Grant purpose:  To support construction of a new building to house 325 students in grades 6-8.

How this organization is helping make lives better:  The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) is a charter school formed in 2002 and serving northeast Denver.  It serves a diverse student population, with no one race comprising more than 34 percent of enrolled students.  It is a top performing high school in the state serving a substantial population of low-income students. 100% of its 2008 graduating class of seniors was accepted to four year colleges.  With construction of the middle school, DSST expanded its successful program to reach students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.  DSST will open its next campus in the Green Valley Ranch area in the fall of 2010.

Story of a life made better:  Emily, a 9th grader at DSST, explains why she loves going to school there:  “I really want a good education and I'm getting that at DSST. The number of people that get into college from DSST is what I like best about this school. I believe they are teaching me well here. One of the things that makes DSST different is that they believe in technology and use it well. The other things that help me to do well here are the commitment I've made and also the commitment my teachers have made to me. I also know they are preparing me for college because the classes are taught at the same level as what I expect in college and the amount of homework.”

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Denver School of Science and Technology
2000 Valencia Street
Denver, CO   80212
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