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"We have to make sure the [DSST] model of emphasizing the community and the individual spreads through Colorado. DSST is having results better than we dared to imagine."
- Lt. Gov., Barbara O'Brien

DSST Overview

The Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) is a free, open-enrollment public school serving 728 students in grades 6, 7 and 9-12 founded in 2004.  DSST is a college preparatory liberal arts school with a science and technology focus. All students are required to complete a rigorous curriculum including passing pre-calculus, 5 years of high school science, complete an internship and senior project to graduate. DSST is expanding its model to a grades 6-12 program and will have full enrollment by 2010.

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Visitor Tours

DSST Public Schools manages and facilitates two types of visitor tours: Charter Management Organization (CMO) Tours and Third Thursday Tours. Click here for dates and overviews for both types of tours. For more information or to sign up for a tour, please contact Rachel San Luis at or call her at 303-524-6324. We are unable to accomodate special requests for visits other than these two types of tours.