The DSST was originally granted a charter for a school in Stapleton by the Denver Public School board. At that time, in 2009, it was decided that it would be allowed for two more DSST schools to open in Denver. In July of 2011, the DPS board voted to make Byers one of those locations. The schools mission is: to provide an environment that would allow all students to excel at the state standards in math, science, and English skills. Since their induction, DSST has repeatedly produced some of the highest scores in statewide testing. DSST’s curriculum and environment also work s to install a sense of civic pride in their students – something that should benefit the community in the long run.
The good news is that DSST is open for any student of Denver Public Schools to enroll. DSST works with Denver Public Schools School Choice Program to allow students to pick where they would like to get their education and then they can enter in to a lottery that will decide who is enrolled in which school.