DSST Public Schools receives $3 million grant to expand charter school network
November 22, 2010
Denver-based Denver School of Science and Technology, now DSST Public Schools, which operates open-enrollment charter schools, has announced a significant contribution to its nonprofit fundraising efforts.
Thanks to a $3 million grant from the Daniels Fund, the nonprofit organization will be able to expand its network of charter school to additional students. Currently, the nonprofit serves 1,000 students with three schools on two campuses.
Established by late cable pioneer Bill Daniels, the Daniels Fund has been a longtime supporter of DSST, with previous gifts helping to fund the nonprofit's first campus in Stapleton, Colorado.
"The Daniels Fund believes DSST offers a model for academic performance, innovation, leadership, and strong community support," Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, said. "DSST schools have achieved great results, demonstrating that all students can perform to high standards when given quality support to get there."
Stapleton is one of the nation's leading open-enrollment charter schools, with its first three graduating classes boasting 100 percent acceptance into four-year colleges. Half of DSST's 2010 graduating class is also first generation college-bound.