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.