It is the perfect blend of arts and academics, with an awesome student body and great teachers.
Great combination of arts and academics. My student has never been more enthusiastic about school!
This school allows students to study in a supportive and creative environment. Although the arts curriculum is the schools 'banner', the school also has a challenging academic curriculum.
I love that DSA has such a supportive, creative vibe. It lets my student pursue her passion along with traditional academics.
DSA provides an open, inclusive and inviting edulational atmosphere where everyone is welcome and encouraged to be exactly who they are. In that environment, every student can stretch and reach for their highest potential in their art form as well as in the rigerous academic program. It is the perfect place for my daughter, a creative writer. She has expanded and grown in so many ways it is hard to capture it all here.
Denver School of the Arts is an awesome school! It is a 6th-12th grade arts magnet program. The most incredible thing about the school is its' school culture. They have managed to create such a community of learners that is immediately experienced when you enter the school. Students help one another, the upper classmen take the younger students under their wing and help them transition into the school. The diverse student body is amazing. Equity and respect are the norm.
DSA has opened doors not only for performances, but has exposed my children to rigorous academics, other art forms and social situations with people of similar intelligence, goals and interests. It's truly an amazing place!
My son was always in trouble for being distracted drawing in class and hated school until he started at DSA in 6th grade. Now he is a Sophmore, gets up at 5am to make sure to get to school on time and loves school. His grades are now mostly A's with a couple of B's I have seen him grown personally as well as academically all thanks to DSA.
They offer so much for a public school. My son is a violin player and it offers him so much opportunity.
Its so diverse and all the kids are so accepting and non-discriminatory, and everyone just loves each other. also, the academics are really good the teachers are able to teach witthout boring the students or stressing them out too much.
I feel safe to be myself and express myself thru art. The teachers are amazing!!!
I love DSA because every day, in every class, I know my son's teachers want him to be the best student he can and succeed. My son loves it because they let him wear his hat in class.
DSA is a fantastic school...allowing for students to persue and express themselves through the arts combined with academic excellence.
Because you get to spend a bunch of time doing what you love. The academics are just at the right level.
My child loves this school! This is my student's 2nd year at DSA and has wonderful friends! My one and only complaint is the homework. At least with my child's major there is little time for anything else. Outside of that it is an awesome school!!! When you expect the best, you get the best! One more thing. I wish they would say the pledge at lease a couple of time a week.
My child goes to DSA and I feel that it is a horrible school because the kids have no discipline or structure and do whatever they want when they want. Then the staff calls it 'expressing themselves' but its just kids running wild.
Denver School of the Arts is a place where all students are valued for their gifts and individuality.
This the only school I've ever worked for that puts the arts first rather than sublimating it to 'elective' status. As a visual arts teacher, I work with students in a 7-year program to develop artistic skill and personal voice. We teach everything from math to professional business skills through the arts here. Our students are motivated through their art form to become responsible citizens of the planet and the creative thinkers of tomorrow.
My son is in his second year (10th) of going to DSA. This school has changed his life for the better. He loves the school so much that he is willing to wake up at 4:55 am to attend. The experience and exposure DSA has offered my son makes it the place to be when you want to become an experienced professional in your major. To be honest, going in, I had doubts about the school, but the change it has made in my son, makes it all so worth it!
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