Learn about DCIS at an Open House

Are you a parent or student interested in DCIS for the 2017-18 school year? Come join us for an Open House. We have a few coming up from 7:30-9:00am on 9/28, 10/6, 10/17, and 11/1. Here’s the agenda.

  • 7:45 – 8:00   Observe hallway culture and students’ arrival
  • 8:05  – 8:35  Brief overview of DCIS with administrators and Student Ambassadors.
  • 8:35 -8:45   Question and answer session
  • 8:45 – 9:30   Student-led tours of DCIS classes in session

Check out this page for more information.

Middle School Cross Country

Congratulations to the middle school cross country for their performance in the past two cross country meets. These runners have been doing AWESOME!

Howard and Emily Holzman for finishing in 8th place and 35th place out of a total of 102 runners in the Southwest Smackdown cross country meet 11th place and 28th place out of 120 runners at the McCauliffe Invitational.


Time to put all that selfie practice to good use! School pictures will be taken this Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27. Students should have received order packets, or parents can order pictures online. Click here to find out how. NOTE: If you copy the access code from the linked flyer and paste it into the box on Lifetouch’s website, the code gets scrambled (the letters and numbers appear in a different order). Try typing the code instead. Or under Find Your Picture Day, look for our school under “Denver Ctr for Intl Studies Secondary.” Say cheeeeese …

Senior College Planning Events at DCIS

We will be hosting 2 different evening events at DCIS for Seniors and their Parents about the college application process and FAFSA.


What: College Application and Planning Workshop

When: September 29, 2016

Time: 6-7:30 Pm

Where: DCIS Community Room


What: FAFSA Workshop (Facilitated by CCD Financial Aid Advisors)

When: October 5, 2016

Time: 5pm-7pm

Where: DCIS Community Room

Travel Stipends for Out of State College Travel

We are once again offering Out of State College Travel Stipends of $150 for juniors and seniors to visit universities outside of Colorado. Students MUST complete a two part application to be considered before traveling – Part 1 includes   a meeting and approval  with students counselor; ;Part 2 includes reflection on the visit and must include an airlines receipt or boarding pass to be reimbursed. THIS IS A REIMBURSEMENT AFTER TRAVEL. A double travel stipend will be considered for student in need AND pre approved by the counselor. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and Travel Center. Stipends will be offered on a first come, first served basis and must be completed and turned in by April 14, 2017.
Stipends are part of a generous grant from Western Union Foundation.
For more information, please contact the counseling office or Geri Badler in the Travel Center.

Classroom Spotlight: AP Chemistry

Students in Mr. Saller’s AP Chemistry class are investigating the safety of Colorado drinking water. To determine how hard our tap water is, students measured how much calcium carbonate was left after putting calcium chloride and sodium carbonate in tap water. 0 to 120 mg/liter is safe, while 120 or more mg/liter is considered “hard” water.

After making their calculations, the students wrote letters to potential Colorado residents to explain their results.

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High School Students: Join our 5280 team!

Challenge 5280 has begun again!

Challenge 5280 is a problem-solving program that offers students a chance to practice their critical thinking, tap into their creativity, and offer their fresh perspective on issues within our DCIS community.The students would meet daily to develop innovative solutions to the biggest social challenges in school community. 

We are looking for 5 members from any grades in 9th through 12th. We want students who are leaders & change makers; people who have the passion to make a difference. If you have any ideas for students to recommend please tell them to our informational meeting on Challenge 5280 on Sept 13th during lunch in FD’S Room! Or contact Anpa’o at lockeanpao@gmail.com.