KUSA - Denver's DSST Stapleton High School is celebrating a unique milestone. One-hundred percent of the senior class has been accepted to a four-year college for the sixth straight year.
All 92 students in the class of 2013 have been admitted to at least one institution of higher learning, duplicating the achievement of the students enrolled in DSST's first five graduating classes beginning in 2008.
DSST Stapleton administrators say thisaccomplishment is unprecedented for a public high school in Metro Denver.
"Our seniors continue to demonstrate that regardless of their economic, ethnic or educational background, all students can be prepared and attend a four- year college," Bill Kurtz, CEO of DSST Public Schools, said."We are extremely proud of the hard work of our students, teachers, staff, and parents for achieving the goal of 100 percent college acceptance for the sixth year in a row."
In addition to celebrating 100 percent acceptance to a four-year college, three students of this year's graduating class have received prestigious honors. Senior Temesgen Adumer is one of only 40 Colorado high school seniors to receive the 2013 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Additionally, Karl Todd and Nicholas Bollen are two of 50 Colorado high school students to be named to the 2013 University of Colorado's President's Leadership Class.
"We are so proud of this graduating class. All of our students have worked so hard and achieved so much for almost four years and are pushing to the end with very creative senior projects," Mark Heffron, DSST: Stapleton High School director, said."We greatly appreciate an incredibly talented teaching staff and the support of our in-state college partners that have helped place these college ready students. The collaboration at every level is a great example of how higher education and K-12 public schools can work together for the benefit of Colorado students."