DSST Public Schools

A nonprofit organization

$26,970 raised by 94 donors

54% complete

$50,000 Goal

You can be a part of transforming urban public education by supporting DSST Public Schools! Our world-class schools are proving that ALL students can achieve academic success and be well prepared for college and the 21st century workforce.


"I would describe the DSST community as a family. Everyone’s there for each other whenever they need help. It makes me feel like I’m at home. DSST has also prepared me for college by helping me understand the real world, and how I can solve problems. I feel like I’m prepared for the future." -Gael Olivas-Quiroz, DSST: College View student


DSST Public Schools transforms urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century.

Background Statement

DSST Public Schools operates 8 middle and 8 high schools in Denver and Aurora, serving over 7,000 students.

DSST’s 16 schools are widely considered to be among the leading open enrollment STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) schools in the United States and have become a destination for educators nationwide. DSST schools are home to the highest performing and highest growth secondary schools in Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools. To date, 100% of our graduates have been admitted into college, university or a post-secondary program.

DSST was founded in 2004 with a dream that one public charter high school could redefine the American high school experience. From our first day, we have been striving to ensure that every student and staff member is affirmed for their unique gifts and talents, and has the opportunity to meaningfully and positively contribute to our collective human story. It’s what we refer to as the human condition, and it continues to be core to the work that we do.

Additional information about DSST Public Schools is available at www.dsstpublicschools.org.

Organization Data


Organization name

DSST Public Schools

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Organization Size

Large Organization


3401 Quebec Street, Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80207

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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