Denver School of Science & Technology has received a $1 million grant from Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network to help the charter school expand.
Winfrey on her show handed Bill Kurtz, chief executive officer of DSST, a $1 million check. Five other charter school networks got money, too.
“These school leaders are doing whatever it takes,” she said on the program that was aired on Monday. “We want to give you something to go back to your schools to make life better.”
The other schools that received Angel Network grants include Aspire Public Schools in California, LEARN Charter Schools in Chicago, YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia, and New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy.
DSST now has two school campuses and plans to grow to five campuses throughout Denver to serve at least 4,300 students by 2020.
The high school now has a waiting list of about