About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Denver School of Science and Technology's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Denver School of Science and Technology had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Colorado average is 17 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Denver School of Science and Technology Reviews
Schools around the United States should carbon copy DSST. I have a nephew that graduated from this school in 2009 and I was most impressed by the whole process of teacher - student relationships. The graduating class of 79 students were ALL accepted to a 4 year college. These students are some of the most well rounded kids I have had the pleasure of meeting.
The teachers care, the parents are involved in the educational direction of there children, and the school is not someplace you drop off your child and expect the school system to do your parenting for you. The school expects the parents to play a roll in the childs education andit shows. The diverse group of students and the way all students respected each other and the staff was impressive.
Denver Colorado is on the cutting edge of education and the rest of the states should open their eyes and copy this school system.