The College Success Initiative's District Sponsored Events

College Application Days

  • For the 2021-22 school year, the College Success Initiatives team will be supporting high schools with hosting their own, in school, College Application Days events.  We hope to resume this event in the 22-23 school year.

    Colorado will host 3 Free Application Day$ this school year!

    Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 2021

    Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 2021

    Thursday, Oct. 21st, 2021

    The College Success Initiatives Team will be supporting schools in designing and implementing their own College Application Days.  These supports include, providing volunteers to support with the college application process (TBD as we wait to hear if outside volunteers will be allowed in buildings), swag for students and decore to help build the hype! We will also provide all schools with resources and guides to support students with filling out applications to our local colleges and universities. 

    Prior to the 3 Free Application Day$, the College Success Initiatives Team will be organizing workshops for students to help them to prepare for these events.  Workshops will be held on Fridays, starting mid-September and lead up to Oct. 19th.  Student space will be limited but all workshops will be recorded and shared out to all counselors so that they might find a time that works best for their students.

    The Student Workshop Series will include:

    • How to Write a Personal Statement (hosted by the College Essay Guy organization)
    • The Common Application Crash Course: How to Create an Outstanding Activities List (hosted by the College Essay Guy organization)
    • Workshop Schedule and Links all workshops will be hosted on Zoom and are intended for 12th grade students.  They will be recorded and recordings will be shared out.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Gianatasio, Katie_Gianatasio@dpsk12.org 

8th Grade Career Fair

  • This event will be held in late fall, 2021.

    More information to come!

9th Grade College EXPO

  • This event will be held in March, 2022.

    More info to come!

DPS Red Carpet Events

  • In partnership with our local colleges and univesities, DPS will host Red Carpet Events for students matriculating to these institutions.  The goal is for students to complete orientation and to be fully registered for classes before they even graduate from high school.

    These events will be held in April and May, 2022.

     More information to come!