Advanced Academics

At DPS, we provide a variety of high-quality supports and services for our students and their families, not just on their path to graduation, but to ensure their success in a globally-connected, knowledge-based economy. This means providing access to advanced curriculum programs — such as Concurrent Enrollment, Advanced Placement, Advanced Via Individual Determination, and International Baccalaureate — to challenge students academically while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Offering advanced courses is one of many strategies DPS is taking to ensure students are ready for college and career. Several course offerings allow for students to earn college credits while in high school, saving on costly college tuition fees. In addition, students who have advanced courses on their transcripts stand out to college admissions offices, as it is indicates an ability to handle the rigors of a postsecondary curriculum with experience learning time management habits, study skills and how to handle challenging issues.

DPS Student Wins Congressional High School Art “Best in Show”

A High Tech Early College student won the nationwide award by competing against public, private and charter high school students within Colorado’s 1st District.


DPS’ Newest High School Named International Baccalaureate World School

Learning goes well beyond the classroom in the IB program. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programs and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network.


DPS Achieves Advanced Placement Honor Roll Recognition

District Noted For Gains in Access and Performance Levels