Your Place for Everything College & Career Success

Our college success team is beyond excited to support you in discovering the best pathway for your post-secondary journey! We look forward to leading College & Career Seminars for students in all grades, sharing individualized guidance, and supporting Seniors towards both 100% college acceptance AND smart enrollment choices.


Allie Serina

Director of College Success



Henry Whipple

Manager of College Success

Class of 2023 Primary Contact


Maty Ndiaye

Coordinator of College Success & HS Athletic Director


Cassidy Greif

Internship Coordinator &

MS Athletic Director

Class of 2024 Primary Contact

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Jason Tidwell

Support Specialist and College Caseload Manager

Class of 2025 Primary Contact

Junior Internship Program

Updated Internship Model - 5/27/22

  • Internship will be a year-long class on financial literacy, resume building, interview skills, career exploration, and college readiness.

    • The College Success Team will push into each Junior elective course one day per week to teach the Internship class.

  • Students will NOT be eligible to leave campus during Period 6 for off-campus internships. Instead, DSST: Byers will organize career exploration field trips throughout the Denver - Metro Area. 

    • Field trips will happen during the school day (transportation will be provided by DSST: Byers).

    • Students will be eligible to sign up for trips on a rolling basis throughout the school year. 

  • Students will have the opportunity to visit different organizations and companies to help them explore new and desired career pathways.

    • ALL students will gain access to job shadowing and career exploration opportunities. 

    • This model will minimize transportation barriers for students. 

    • Students won't have to sacrifice a strong internship experience for commitments such as athletics, work, or childcare duties.

That being said, DSST: Byers will continue to honor those students and families who've already secured an internship and would prefer to utilize the previous model. If this applies to you,  please note these requirements:

  • It must be a year-long internship.

  • The student won't have a Period 6 elective course; thus, they must be in good academic standing via graduation credit requirements.

  • The "Site Agreement Form" must be completed by the internship company or organization.

    • The College Success Team will  meet with the company or organization and parents to confirm that it is a good fit.

    • All students will initially be scheduled into electives to align with the new internship model. Once the aforementioned forms and meetings are complete, the student's schedule will update. 

  • The student must complete weekly reflections and time logs.

  • Internship class work such as resume, mock interview project, and career exploration project are still required. 

  • The student must leave campus everyday immediately after Period 5.

    • Failure to do so will result in losing this internship privilege. 

Helpful Resources:

If you have any questions concerns about this information, please reach out to Mr. Greif ( or Ms. Anderson (

College and Career Corner

Senior Academy

The following students were recently accepted to an incredible Environmental Science week-long experiential learning camp at Colorado Mountain College (Leadville campus) this summer. If you see them, take a moment to congratulate them!

  • Allison Horiuchi

  • Angelo Libertini

  • Diana Eshetu

  • Jack Nakashima

  • JJ Cole

  • Matthew Stophel

  • Julia Zwerling

  • Reed Mengel

  • Rodas Daniel

  • Sophie Rusconi

Please join our staff in giving a MASSIVE congratulations to our FOUR National Merit Finalists! 

Katerina Popke | Grace Spengler
Aviva Weiser | Lauren Woolsey

Incredible work ladies! We're immensely proud of you. 

Curious to know where our Seniors are enrolling next fall? Check out our Class of 2022 Enrollment Map!

Helpful Links & Resources

Congratulations on completing Trimester 3 finals and making to the end of this incredible school year! As you depart for summer break, the College Success Team wants to equip your family with some key resources to help you stay on track:

The College Success Team will be working through Friday, June 24, so please don't hesitate to contact your counselor with any questions or concerns. If you still have not scheduled your spring family meeting, please make that a top priority (click here for our team's contact information).


Have a wonderful summer if we don't hear from you before the fall!

Senior Academy Scholarships

If you're looking for scholarships, start here! You'll find links to national scholarship platforms, local scholarship programs, our own Byers scholarship comprising specific opportunities we've learned of, and much more. Be sure to thoroughly read all eligibility and application requirements, and reach out to the College Success Team with any questions or concerns. 

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