West Campus


In 1998 DSS opened its West Campus in Lakewood. 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 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
Contact our West Campus Principal Mr. Jonas Dorsett

303.847.7582 – Office
303.942.6055 – Fax

Physical Address:

1380 Ammons St
Lakewood, CO 80214

Mailing address:
Denver Street School
P.O. Box 140069
Denver, CO 80214

To contact Mr. Dorsett complete and submit this form:

Staff Bio’s

Jonas Dorsett - Principal - Athletic Director
Jonas Dorsett is a Math Teacher & Basketball Coach at Denver Street School. Jonas started teaching at DSS at the start of the 2016 school year. Jonas grew up in the small town of Barre, Vermont. Jonas graduated from Eastern University with a Bachelors degree in Economic Development. He hopes to one day go back to school for his Masters. Jonas is also an avid Houston Rockets fan #GoRockets.
If you would like to know more about Jonas or support him in any way, feel free to contact him at jonas.dorsett@denverstreetschool.org
Adam Dorn - Science
Adam has worked at the Denver Street School for 8 years. Since graduating from North Dakota State University, he has been in schools and programs alongside his wife, Amanda, that work with at-risk youth. He and his wife enjoy serving in ministry together whether it’s with youth or at their church leading worship.
Christina Schmitzler - English
Christina graduated from the College of Wooster in 2005, got a job teaching English at the Denver Street School, packed up her car, and drove to Colorado all the way from her home in New Jersey.  She has been here ever since.  Christina loves grammar, pugs, and is mildly obsessed with the writing of C.S. Lewis.  In addition to English, she is also currently teaching computers, and in the past has taught other creative electives such as theater, cooking, art, and film.
Vicki Tanin - PROPEL - Electives
Vicki has worked at the Denver Street School for many years in various roles.  She is currently teaching PROPEL, Life Skills, Computers, and Photography.
Patrick Fisher - Social Studies - Rhetoric
Patrick Fisher was born and raised in Southern California where he mastered the art of English at Cal State University, Fullerton. In California, he worked as a Classical Education Teacher and a Spiritual Resource Leader. Now in Colorado, he trains padawans in the ways of World Studies, Bible, and Rhetoric. He loves Denver Street School and enjoys challenging his students to think deeply about God, life, and the world around them. His love languages are food and quality time. He is a spoken word artist and a board game maker. His lifelong partner in crime is his beloved wife, Katie Fisher. In the future, they plan to go overseas to share the good news of Christ to an unreached people group.

1380 Ammons St Lakewood, CO 80214

West Campus of the Denver Street School

1380 Ammons St, Lakewood, CO 80214, USA