DCC High students challenge assumptions, ask questions and even create their own learning through the IB Diploma and IB Career-Related Programmes. Coursework in languages, science, the arts and others urges critical thinking. Students also complete community service and a capstone project.
AP courses allow students to pursue college-level studies. DCC High offers eight AP subjects: English language and composition, English literature and composition, computer science, U.S. history, biology, calculus AB, calculus BC, and statistics.
Exceeding the needs of all students is a DCC priority. Special education and 504 placement support the needs of DCC High’s exceptional students. Our special services team includes teachers, special education and resource paraprofessionals, and a special education certified nursing assistant.
The library at DCC High is a 21st century resource, empowering students to explore more through information, ideas and technology. The Ink Spot and the Cloud are two discovery centers within the library that include a variety of print, electronic, hands-on and human resources.
DCC High’s programs are exceptional as our students. Problem solving, decision making and communication skills are formed through opportunities like Junior ROTC, Career & Technical Education, and the Peer Program, which partners students and students with disabilities for academic support.
Career & Technical Education
Career & Technical Education prepares students for successful technical careers. Students get real-world, hands-on experience through classes and resources at the Center for Modern Learning. Cybersecurity, automotive, EMT and construction are some of the areas of study.
Career Start offers learning opportunities with Pikes Peak Community College, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and the International Spa and Salon Academy. Students register for up to 12 credit hours per semester and grades are reflected in students’ cumulative GPA’s.
DCC High’s Peer Program teams students with peers with disabilities to support Significant Support Needs teachers with academic and physical education. Students build respect, collaboration and communication skills through problem solving and decision making.
Dedication and a call to serve are core values for students who participate in DCC High’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. AFJROTC cadets are assessed primarily on academics, though the program also include drill marching and leadership education, a valuable lesson with lifelong benefit.