By Jason Cummings
The Denver School of Science and Technology has been drawing a lot of excitement for Families all over the Denver Metro. Some have even moved to Stapleton since the school opened in 2004 mainly because they want a great education for their children. Because DSST is a brand new STEM High School in Stapleton.
Stapleton Homeowner Sara Rowley, moved from Evergreen in 2011 to live in Stapleton . Their son had already started 9th grade in Evergreen. But, they wanted to get closer to the city. And, and they wanted their son to attend The Denver Science and Technology School. Sara had heard of the school’s reputation for setting the bar high. That helps them to prepare them for continuing education and a stronger sense of social expectations.
Sara said “My son has thrived within the schools program and atmosphere and we have been impressed with the schools focus to help the kids succeed.” To get accepted into the Charter school families are given the opportunity to apply for the Denver school of Science and Technology through a lottery system.
A Public S.T.E.M. School at Stapleton
From the exterior this school has been recognized by the American Architectural Foundation for its cutting edge architecture. Besides architecture the inside walls have been consistently getting all the attention. In 2008 The Denver School of Science and Technology graduated its first class of seniors and all 100% of them were accepted into a four-year college. The 2012 graduating seniors, 100% plan on continuing ahead for higher education. DSST Stapleton has been the highest performing secondary school in Denver Public Schools based on growth and absolute performance.
Denver Science and Technology School Accomplishments
Denver Science and Technology School also scored as one of three finalists in 2010’s national race to the Top Commencement Challenge. Over 1,000 schools participated in that Challenge. Over the past several years Stapleton new home builders have seen buyers relocating from as far north as Brighton and South as far as Colorado Springs. Partially, that’s because of the the draw for The Denver School of Science and Technology. Of course, Stapleton itself has won numerous awards for community planning.
Stapleton has long been known for above average Denver schools. Still, this is great improvement for Stapleton. In the past, The administration of Denver Public Schools applied the lion’s share of resources to schools with the lowest test scores. That was understandable to some degree. After all, Denver Public Schools is held accountable to the State for CSAP scores and funding can hinge on acceptable scoring.
Still this is a departure, along with the nearby Denver School for the Arts, as examples of how additional resources can attract homeowners back into Denver and help stem the tide of suburban immigration. These magnet schools can stack up well any of the magnet schools in the suburbs. And, Stapleton can offer newer resale homes and brand new homes in a Town Center community within Denver itself. It’s a good option to check out. If you are interest in more information, please contact me on the form below.