Passages Days – 9/17 and 9/18

Passages is a unique part of the DCIS curriculum that provides students the opportunity to push themselves to new levels, both academically and personally.  Passages challenge students to practice and develop the skills and practices that are necessary to meet our mission statement, while developing a deep passion about a subject of their choosing.

The academic rigor of Passages I focuses on the research and writing process that will enable students to succeed both in college and in life. The end product of Passages I is a fifteen page college-ready research paper that connects to the ISSN GPS learning domains. On September 17 and 18, students in Passages I will be presenting proposals to their Passages committees to receive verbal and written feedback to help guide them to refining their ideas and moving forward in their work.  Click here to see a full list of student proposals.

NSLI-Y  Information Session 9/16

On Wednesday, 9/16, from 8:00 – 8:30, the Travel Center will host a special information on session on NSLI-Y, full ride State Department Scholarships to study language abroad. The session will be presented by Freya Quist and Mackenzie Hale, both NSLI-Y recipients. Applications for the program are due October 29, 2015.

Admission to DCIS for the 2016-17 School Year

 We are excited that you are considering DCIS as a school choice for your student for the upcoming school year.  Details about admissions and school choice processes are available here.

Open Houses:

  • 10/6, 10/14, 11/11, and 1/13 from 8:00 – 9:30 am.
  • 11/19 and 1/21 from 6 – 7:30 pm.

School of Choice Process:

  • Completing school of choice process:
    • Current DPS families: Complete the online form through Parent Portal between 12/15/15 and 1/29/16.
    • Out-of-district families: Pick up a hard copy of the school of choice form from any school and return it to any school by 4 pm on 1/29/16.
  • Notification occurs through a written letter from the DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment Services in March 2016.

If you have any questions about the new School Choice student matching system, please visit or call the DPS Office of Choice and Enrollment Services at 720-423-3493. Please do not call DCIS with questions about School Choice, as we are unable to monitor or run the school choice process. 

Help us upgrade the Auditorium!

Thank you to all the support we received last night at Back to School Night. The parents and community of DCIS was able to raise over $150 towards upgrading our auditorium technology! If you were unable to join us at Back to School Night, or you want to learn more about our fundraising endeavors, please visit:

This link will bring you directly to our grant. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please make a check out to DCIS and put “Auditorium Upgrade” in the memo line! Thank you so much!


Louis and Ann