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Are you interested in Career and Technical Opportunities within our district? DCSD offers a variety of training in everything from cosmetology to automotive to culinary! Click on the link to see all the amazing options students have!


Are you interested in taking classes that count for both college and high school credit? DCSD has an incredible offering of classes. Click on the link to see some of the great courses available to you!

PSAT/SAT help!

Students taking PSAT can sign up for SAT study plan

Colorado 10th-graders who take the PSAT for the first time this year on April 19 or 20 can sign up for  the Khan Academy's resources to help them study for next year's SAT.

After receiving their PSAT results, students may upload their tests to their Khan Academy account to get customized SAT practice recommendations that are designed to help them where they need it the most. SATpractice.org

For more information about the Colorado PSAT 10, please go to collegeboard.org/colorado. To register for Khan Academy, students may go to this link: KhanAcademy.org.

Many are unaware of the major overhaul the SAT underwent in the 2015-16. Our resource:


  • Takes an in-depth look at updates made to the SAT test
  • Breaks down the test, test sections, & test questions
  • Covers test preparation from registration to test day

SAT Guide: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/sat-prep/

Click Here for Additional Information



If you would like to see some free practice tests and questions for both tests and some free resources in regards to each, click HERE


Click the ACT link above to see testing dates and locations, costs, etc. 


Click the SAT link above to see testing dates and locations, costs, etc. 



Career Connect Engages High School Students - Registration Now Open 
Registration for the “Career Connect” career exploration program is available! What is Career Connect? Career Connect gives high school students the chance to interact with professionals, learn about an industry, and discover the educational preparation required with an experiential or hands-on component.   
Over 40 employers from a wide variety of industries (Aviation, STEM, Health Services, Arts & Communications, Business to Automotive, Public Service and Military) have signed up to host an informative, hands-on 2-hour session at their place of business for one night between April 3 - 27. For more information on Career Connect and register for sessions, Click Here for Career Connect Details.


September 26th at the PACE center


Wondering if you should take the SAT or the ACT? Here is a compare/contrast that might help you decide:

 ACT/SAT Comparison 




Applications are open! Programs for Students in Grades 7-12.
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Dear Janda Bliek,

As a high school college counselor, you are one of the greatest resources your students have as they look to the future. Please discuss the benefits of attending a Stanford Pre-Collegiate program with your top students as they make plans for Summer 2017 and next academic year. Limited financial aid is available.

We are mailing you a letter that describes our program and a poster that we hope you display prominently in your office.  In the meantime, please forward this email to your students so that they can learn more about our programs.

Find Yourself at Stanford.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.

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Stanford Sports Business Academy – Grades 10-11
Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
Summer Humanities Institute – Grades 10-11
A three-week residential program where students explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
Summer Arts Institute – Grades 9-11
Students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, and music.
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program – Grade 9
The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has opened its lab doors with a summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in science.
High School Summer College – Ages 16-19
High-achieving students to enroll in Stanford’s Summer Quarter and take the same courses as fully matriculated Stanford students and other visiting undergraduates.
Summer Institutes – Grades 8-11
A three-week summer residential program where students engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) – Grades 10-11
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current students from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.
University-Level Online Math and Physics – Grades 9-12
13 courses are offered throughout the year to give students the opportunity to take an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools. 

Stanford Online High School – Grades 7-12
Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically.  Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking a single course.

Learn More
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
220 Panama Street, Stanford, California 94305 

Rock Canyon Fire Science Academy

Are you interested in the field of fire science? They are now taking applications for the 2017-18 school year. Click HERE for more info about the program and application process!

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Click HERE for more info!



The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program at Mines, for rising high school juniors and seniors, who are from underrepresented populations to STEM including ethnic minority, rural areas and women, is a science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and challenges of college. Students from Colorado and Oklahoma stay in Mines' residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry & calculus, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

We provide room & board - including all meals, course materials and access to all off campus events. Don't miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!

Please let your rising juniors and seniors, who excel and show interest in math and science, know about this amazing opportunity. 

A link to the application, and directions to apply are below.

Four Step Application Process

1. Click the application button below and submit an application by March 31.


Events for Sophomores and Juniors
We're sure you have highly-motivated students already starting their college search. There are several ways for them to have a meaningful CSU experience.
Discover CSU
Discover CSU
Discover CSU is designed to answer the questions students and their families are asking as they start their college search process. This event includes academics, financial aid and scholarships, lunch in the halls, and a walking tour of campus. Monday, February 20 and Friday, April 28
Honors Visit Day
Honors Visit Day, formerly known as Pathways To Excellence, is a full-day event for high-achieving sophomores and juniors interested in competitive programs, enrichment opportunities such as the honors program, and undergraduate researchMonday, April 17
Program Specific Visits
Program Specific Visits
While all of our admissions events include academic sessions and tours, some students appreciate the chance to dive deeper in a campus visit focused on a particular discipline. These programs are coordinated through academic departments. Dates and costs vary.
Summer Leadership Programs
Summer Leadership Programs
CSU is home to three leadership development programs each summer. Students experience life in the residence halls with peers from across the country and the support of current students, faculty and staff. Dates and costs vary.




Announcing CU Scholars Credit Academies  
Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Summer Discovery @ the University of Colorado Boulder is home to our STEM Research Experience and STEM Academies. We're excited to expand our course offerings and bring you even more hands-on learning opportunities with CU Scholars Credit Academies

All Academies are 3 week programs and taught in partnership with the Leeds School of Business; Colorado Law School; College of Media, Communication, and Information; College of Music; and the Program of Environmental Design. Students earn 3 credits upon successful completion of their Academy. 

Want more details? Contact us at info[at]summerdiscovery[dot]com or apply today.


Have you ever dreamed of becoming a scientist?  Make that dream a reality this summer at Duke Summer College!  Whether you want to study black holes or the human genome, we have a course for you.  See the list below for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer:

  • Love and Hate Between Humans and Micro-Organisms
  • The 3-D Genome and Human Disease
  • Mathematics of the Universe
  • Sensory Biology: Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Beyond
  • Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology
  • The Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Introductory Seminar on Big Questions in Physics
  • The Hard Truth of Evolution
  • Microbes and Our World

For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.