Class of 2019

Colorado SAT
April 10, 2018 – tentative
7:40 am
Johnson and Wales
Meet outside the Concert Hall at 7:40 am

Junior SAT Independent Study Class

Downloadable Copy of the 17-18 SAT class

Denver School of the Arts is committed to helping our students succeed in college readiness. As part of this process, the DSA administration is committed to assisting our students in achieving admission to the college of their choice. We are determined to help DSA juniors be prepared for success on their college entrance exams. These exams are designed to help colleges judge students’ potential to perform academically at the college level. Lack of preparation, or introduction to the style and types of questions these exams ask of student, often sets students at a disadvantage.

Part of this preparation is taking the SAT. As part of this help, all juniors are required to be part of an SAT course. This course will be worth 5 credits on the 2nd semester of their junior transcript. This is a pass/fail class. If the course is passed, a “P” will appear on the transcript. It will not impact a student’s GPA. If the course is failed, an “F” will appear on the transcript. This will compute on the transcript as a 5 credit F on a 4.0 scale – negatively impacting the student’s GPA. The class will be in 2nd semester IC under an “ALT” section. It will not be part of the daily 8 period schedule.

The Course Requirements

  • It is the student’s responsibility to check online at the “Counseling Department” website for class details. The class is listed on the top bar under “juniors”. The site will be updated as the assignments are added.
  • three assignments first semester
  • three assignments second semester
  • all assignments will be given a due date
  • Late assignments will not be accepted and cannot be excused by parents. No exceptions.
  • If a student is absent on the due date, for personal or school reasons, the assignment is due BEFORE the absence. Plan ahead. Don’t wait until the final day to turn in an assignment. Students may turn them in at anytime on or before the due date.
  • Students must complete 5 of 6 assignments to “pass” the class
  • One of the assignments can be waived with proof of payment and attendance of an SAT/ACT prep class. This must be complete before the Colorado SAT in April 2018. Kaplan classes – for example. A copy of the paid invoice given to Miss Odom is the proof of this assignment.
  • One of the assignments can be waived by taking a national ACT or SAT test before the April Colorado SAT test. The student is responsible for making sure that DSA receives scores for this test. This waiver may only be used once for this DSA class. Make sure DSA’s code is added to any ACT/SAT test you take throughout the year: 060443
  • Assignment #6 will be to attend 2 out of 10 ACT/SAT classes offered here at DSA from 3:05 pm – 4:05 pm. Class dates will be announced in the 2017 fall. These classes are taught by DSA teachers.
  • All assignments will be given to Assistant Principal Miranda Odom – who will log the completion into Infinite Campus.
  • Assignments will not be given out all at once. They will be given throughout the school year.
  • All communication about the class will be done through IC messenger. If the parent/student’s email address does not appear in Infinite Campus, he/she will not receive the assignment information. Both student and parent will see all communications. It is the junior’s responsibility to make sure his/her email is in IC in order to receive class communications. Juniors may also sign up for “Remind”.   When signed up, they will receive text message reminders of upcoming due dates.
  • All class information, due dates, etc is listed on the DSA website:
    1. DSA Homepage
    2. Students
    3. Counseling Center
    4. Juniors

Miss Odom’s room number is 106G

Possibilities for outside classes

DSA does not endorse of any these outside vendors.  This is simply a list of outside study agencies which former juniors have used over the years for an outside tutor or class.  You may select from one here or select one of your own liking.  In order to use an outside tutor/class as one of the required 5 assignments, the student must give Miss Odom a copy of the paid receipt before April 10, 2018.

1)  College Direction
College Direction has two courses beginning in September. They will meet for six weeks. For the schedule and registration, please go to the College Direction website at http://www.collegedirection.org.  Call Susie Watts at 303-692-1918 with any questions.

application for College Direction

2)  Mindfish
1320 Pearl St #108
Boulder, Colorado  80302

3)  Full Passage
6021 South Syracuse Way, Suite 109
Greenwood Village, Colo  80111

4)  Princeton Review
Apply online at princetonreview.com

5)  exllearning

If you have any other ideas for official outside agencies providing ACT/SAT prep, please email miranda_odom@dpsk12.org


Assignment #1
Dates TBD


Assignment #2
Date TBD


You will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. You will take the test at Johnson and Wales University.

  • Please meet outside the Schomp Theatre at DSA at 7:40 am
  • Please bring 3 #2 pencils with an eraser. Pencils will not be provided. Mechanical pencils are not allowed.
  • Bring a manual pencil sharpener as there is none at Johnson and Wales
  • Bring a watch (no beeping sounds) as there is not a clock in the testing room.
  • Calculators are not provided. Students must bring their own.
  • Social security number (optional).
    • Juniors who want to be considered for scholarship opportunities, please bring your social security number with you.
  • You may not have food or drink during testing.
  • You may not have a cell phone, ipad, ipod or any other electronic devise in testing. Please do not bring it with you.
  • Will we be done before noon.

We will see you Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:40 am outside the Schomp Theatre.

Assignment #3
Dates TBD


Assignment #4
Dates TBD


Assignment #5
Dates TBD


Assignment #6
Dates TBD