Determined to Succeed welcomed 2020 family-style, with our annual new year's picnic at Kenneth Hahn park. Students and their families spent a sunny (yet chilly!) winter morning catching up with DTS staff, DTS Board members, and one another. Always a treat, many of our college students were home ... Read More about Welcoming 2020 Together!
Chris and Alex are both 11th graders. Chris sought out Alex several months ago to help him with his Algebra 2 class. They've been working together nearly every day since. Q: How did you come to work together? Chris: We met in DTS in ninth grade, and Alex has always been a ... Read More about Peer Tutoring: Alex and Chris
Brittany is a senior, and Melissa is a freshman, at College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Through their DTS connection, they've become friends for life. Q: How and when did you originally connect with one another? Brittany: The connection between Melissa and I ... Read More about College Connection: Melissa and Brittany
Hyewon, a 12th grader in the midst of applying to colleges, is with College Access and Success Counselor Stephanie. Stephanie begins meeting with students regularly when they first join DTS in ninth grade, and she continues to check in with them weekly throughout college via FaceTime. Q: ... Read More about Staff Mentor: Stephanie and Hyewon
Last week, DTS, in conjunction with Hamilton High School's parent booster club, hosted a college application personal statement workshop open to Hamilton's entire senior class. DTS staff and volunteers, along with 20 parent volunteers, worked one-on-one with students to help with ... Read More about School-wide Personal Statement workshop