High School Gifted/Talented Programming
DSA High School Gifted/Talented Programming
Denver School of the Arts is a magnet school designed to prepare students via a conservatory arts model within one of eleven art forms. In conjunction with our arts, DSA provides rigorous and engaging academic programming in grades 6 through 12.
In high school, students have over 95 minutes of in-depth instruction and practice in their self-selected art form each day. Academic classes are offered on a block schedule. Cross-grade grouping currently occurs within the arts classes.
Students receive at least 10 minutes of social/emotional learning a day through the Upstream program, which is intended to help reduce stress and strengthen resilience. DSA has two full-time social workers, a half-time school psychologist and a full-time school psychologist, along with three counselors.
DSA is committed to providing students with high-quality instruction that meets the individual needs of each student. In high school, students have the ability to take AP classes beginning their 9th grade year, with Concurrent and Dual Enrollment options available in 11th and 12th grades. All H/GT students plan academic and personal goals to pursue during the year and meet with a self-selected mentor multiple times to check in, connect, problem-solve, and celebrate successes. Students are also offered lunch & learn opportunities to learn more about topics related to giftedness.