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4 Years In a Row - 100% of DSST grads accepted to 4-year colleges

Monday, January 17, 2011   (0 Comments)
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By Kim Posey,Reporter, FOX31 TV

The Denver School of Science and Technology in Stapleton has a lot to celebrate.

For the fourth year in a row, 100-percent of the graduating class was accepted to four-year colleges. The school held a celebration assembly on Thursday morning.

DSST workers say this is unprecedented for a public high school in Metro Denver.
"This is huge!” said school director Mark Heffron "This is why we do what we do -- to provide every kid that comes through these doors access to higher education.”

60% of students are minority. 35% are low income and 32% are the first in their family to go to college.
Jacqueline Godina is one of them. She is heading off to CU Boulder in the fall to major in aerospace engineering.

"I’m the first in my family to go to college, and actually the first to graduate from high school as well,” she said.

Students say classes at DSST are tough, but the staff is dedicated and, if any students fall behind, they are forced to get help.

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