In 2005 DSS opened its East Campus in Aurora. DSS is a fully accredited 9th-12th-grade high school. Because we seek to remove as many hurdles from our students’ paths as possible, we offer in-school childcare for teen parents, tuition assistance, transportation assistance, and to the opportunity to seek dual-enrollment with local community colleges to enrolled students.
For more information on any of the programs listed above or to:
- schedule your tour
- schedule an interview
- gather more information
To contact our East Campus Principal: Ms. Kacy Leyba email at
720-935-2154 – Office
303-362-6009 – Fax
1585 Kingston St
Aurora, CO 80010
Denver Street School
P.O. Box 140069
Denver, CO 80214
To contact Ms. Leyba please fill out and submit this form:
Kacy Leyba - Principal
Courtney Bell - Math - Vice Principal
Melissa Fink - English - Computers
Melissa is in her second year teaching English and Computer at the Denver Street School’s East campus. She graduated from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in Marketing/Management and worked in management consulting before she and her husband Michael decided to start their family. They have three boys, Will, Grant, and Matthew. While they are native Texans, they moved to Colorado 11 years ago and love it here! They love the outdoors and all the fun that comes with it.
Melissa returned to school to become a teacher; she received her Master of Education from Regis University and previously taught in both the Douglas County and Cherry Creek school districts. When she first learned of the Denver Street School, Melissa volunteered, bringing lunches and birthday boxes. It turned out “The blessing was all mine”, as she says, and now she has the privilege of teaching at DSS.
Julie MacCready - Bible - Social Studies
Tom Dechert - Science
Tom was weaned and raised in the great plains of the Midwest. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Illinois State University, he spent two years serving in the Peace Corps as an English teacher in central Asia. He spent the next eight years back in western Chicago area working with at-risk youth at Mooseheart Child City and School as a live-in family teacher, support staff, and an administrator. After all that time at Mooseheart, he couldn’t shake the vision of actual moose in his head, so he moved to southwest bush Alaska to serve as a missionary and a mentor for young adult native Alaskans. Now, after dusting off the twigs of tundra and exchanging Carharts for polos, he moved to Denver excited to join the DSS team as the east campus science teacher. His passions include music, writing and helping others understand the truth and beauty of Christ. He looks forward to serving the students of DSS and making an impact for the Kingdom.