denver gt steam academy

Launched in summer 2014, the Denver GT STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Academy is a free five-week academic acceleration summer program for Denver Public School students who are enrolled at DPS district-run schools and entering grades 6, 7, or 8. Attendance is mandatory; families are responsible for transportation. 

The Denver GT STEAM Academy runs June 18 - July 20, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The program is closed on July 4. 

"I liked speech and debate class most in the GT STEAM Academy because I had an opportunity to argue without getting into trouble." - GT STEAM Academy Student


Career Education Center Early College

2650 Eliot St,

Denver, CO 80211

Grant Ranch K-8 School

5400 S Jay Cir, 

Littleton, CO 80123

Greenwood K-8 School

5130 Durham Ct, 

Denver, CO 80239

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Ismael Ramos directs the Denver GT STEAM Academy. Mr. Ismael joined Generation Teach in 2018 to give back to his community. He grew up in Southwest Denver and is a proud graduate of Denver Public Schools (DPS). Mr. Ismael supported middle and high-school students as a Youth Treatment Counselor at Tennyson Center for Children and as an Educational Counselor for Denver Kids, Inc. He managed community partnerships and connected students with post-secondary opportunities and families with wrap-around services as a Regional Coordinator with DPS’s Office of Family and Community Engagement. A recipient of a Daniels Fund Scholarship, Mr. Ismael holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Colorado Denver.  

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The GT STEAM Academy is offered in partnership with DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (DPS) and is tuition-free to students enrolled at DPS district-run schools. If students remain at DPS district-run schools, they are eligible to return to the program for multiple summers; if they transfer to a charter school, they are not eligible.