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Announcements & Events


17-18 DSISD Calendar is HERE

17-18 DSISD Bell Schedule will be uploaded by end of June (school day is 8:05-3:37 Monday-Friday)


Welcome Back to School…Let’s Make 16-17 A Year to Remember!

We are excited to welcome our second class of 9th graders and a number of incoming 10th graders for the 16-17 school year. Please see below for key information that will help students and families get the year off with a great start:

Parent Beginning of Year Reading

Developing Minds Ready for the Innovation Economy: Great Article on Why Schools Need to Change


8/25 (6-8 PM) 2016-17 Back to School Innovator Launch Night 
DSISD staff is excited to spend the evening of 8/25 with students and families. DSISD’s Back to school Innovator Launch Night is designed to:
-Build relationships between students, families, and advisors
-Support parents with understanding the student daily experience at DSISD and the parent role
-Help students and families understand the flow of the school year and notable events that should be anticipated (Student Led Conferences, Service Learning, Demonstration of Learning Exhibition nights, and more
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Please be ready to come out and learn alongside your child.

School Supplies

The supply list below represents the general supplies that are required for a student to maximize her or his experience at DSISD. Students may have additional supplies, if they support the student’s learning style. Please consult your childs Advisor with questions related to additional supplies:
  • 7 college lined notebooks (200 page- one for each class) (All Classes)
  • 3 binders 2″ (DMF, Science, and Math)
  • 20 pens (All Classes)
  • 20 #2 pencils (All Classes)
  • Multicolor Highlighters  (All Classes)
  • 2 sets of dividers (Science and DMF)
  • 1-2 reams of loose leaf paper (100-200 pages) (DMF, Science, and Math)
  • 1-2 reams of graph paper (100-200 pages) (Math)
  • 3 Packages of Sticky Notes (3X3) (All Classes)
  • 1 box of Kleenex (School)
  • TI-84(PLUS) Graphing Calculator (Math)

DSISD in the National Education News!!!

DSISD as National Model for Innoavtive and Rigorous Education See blog article HERE by Tom Vander Ark and Getting Smart about DSISD as a proof point for innovative education

Vander Ark Blog

National Blog Posts About DSISD and by DSISD Staffers

CBS 4 Story on DSISD Computer Science Programming

DSISD Student Voices on their Plans After High School 

Teacher Perspective on Transforming Classrooms

School Leader Perspective on School Design & Opening

10 Lessons in New School Design

How DSISD Continuously Improves: Student Voice

DSISD as National Model for Innoavtive and Rigorous Education See blog article HERE by Tom Vander Ark and Getting Smart about DSISD as a proof point for innovative education Technology and Computer Science Partnership Meet Five Opportunity by Design High Schools National Partneraship in Innovative School Design Colorado Takes Another Step Forward with a New School

9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Enrollment at DSISD (16-17 SY and 17-18 SY)

3 Ways to Choice in:
  • In Person: You can complete Choice paperwork in person at DSISD’s front office (3rd floor/ 150 South Pearl St.)
  • Through Parent Portal: Current DPS parents can enage in the Choice process through parent portal accounts. Parent Portal Choice information can be found here.

CHOICE Related QUESTIONS and Support:  Please call 720-424-2000, or email with questions related to Choice. If no ones answers, please leave a message with your contact info and your desire to engage in the Choice process at DSISD, and one of our team members will get back to you promptly.


Maintaining Momentum by Celebrating Weekly WINS

Essential Resources for Students and Parents



DSISD Back to School Innovator Launch Night Parent 101 Presentation Personalized Learning Plan Parent (PLP) Tutorial (BASIC) Personalized Learning Plan Parent (PLP) Tutorial (Detailed) Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal Access & Information Naviance College and Career Planning DPS Counseling Wiki Page GT and High Potential Student Parent Support 

 Teacher Websites

 Honors Intro to Language & Composition (Mrs. Price)  Career Survey (Ms. Simms) Engineering-PLTW (Ms. Burton) Outdoor Leadership & Sustainability  (Ms. Goldstein)

Competency Education Resources

We have compiled a list of online resource to help you better understand DSISD’s competency education system.