Our Visitors from World Denver

International visitors from 25 countries stopped by DCIS on July 26 to learn about our programming and our vision for global education. The group was coordinated through World Denver, a local non-profit organization, that seeks to exercise citizen diplomacy by bringing people from around the world to Denver. The group of visitors were engaged in the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program and part of their objective was to examine ways to cultivate leadership in young people and encourage them to engage in actions to improve their communities. DCIS was their last stop on a three week tour of the United States.

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Representing DCIS were Dr. Dan Lutz, Darlene Rivera, past board member Chet Sisk and alumni Daniel McCorquodale. We shared with the group our foundation of program requirements including school and community service and engaging in cultural events. The group was very interested in our vision of global education through the four domains that drive many of our class curriculums: Investigate the World, Recognize Perspectives, Communicate Ideas and Take Action. It was a pleasure exchanging ideas and visiting with this group. We look forward to meeting with more global citizens in the future and are very thankful to World Denver for making DCIS part of their programming for visiting international groups.  

Fall Sports dates

Fall Sports
a. Boys Soccer – Coach is Gerardo Munoz Kick around starts the week of July 30th player placement will happen the week of August 20
b. Volleyball – Coach Kim Rodriquez Tryouts and practice start October 2nd Tryouts Tuesday and Thursday season starts October 16
c. Flag Football – Coach Brian Powell and Michael Beins- dates tbd
d. Cross Country Coed – Kristen Miller and Conner Saller- dates tbd

School Supply List & Registration Dates

DCIS Families: Please use this list when shopping for school supplies.  The grade levels are on different tabs on the Google sheet along with separate tabs for middle school and high school electives & world languages.


Registration for next school year will begin in August. Parents are encouraged to start the registration process online through the Parent Portal to fill out forms in advance of coming to the school on either Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30 am–1:00 pm, or Friday, Aug. 10, 12:30–6:00 pm.

In-person registration is required. If you are out of town and unable to make it on either of those dates, please check in with the front office as soon as you are back in town. You’ll receive an email later this summer with more information and letting you know when online registration will open.


Parent Satisfaction Survey-DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

DCIS values inputs from our families and we want to hear from you!  In order to meet our minimum requirement from DPS, we need more families to complete the survey.

DPS has extended the survey deadline to Wednesday, May 30th.

Your feedback will provide critical information to help us improve as a school as we work to serve your child each day. By responding to the survey, you are also helping DCIS’s efforts to receive a positive rating on the School Performance Framework, which is a like a report card for schools. This information will help us make improvements to the school to create an environment in which all students can succeed.

To participate, please complete the survey at the link below using the student number (aka lunch number) for your eldest child at DCIS.


2018 Online Parent Satisfaction Survey

These surveys are anonymous and confidential. All the responses will be summarized into a report and can be found here: https://dpsare.com/parents-and-community/  The Parent and Student Satisfaction reports will be posted online in late August. You will also find the prior year’s report posted as well.

Each household should only fill out one survey for this school. If you have more than one student at the school, we ask that you think about your overall experience and answer the questions based on all of your students. If the survey does not default to your preferred language, use the dropdown menu on the first page of the survey to change it.  If you cannot find your preferred language, please contact the school office and they can ensure that you receive a survey in the correct language. We ask that you complete this survey by Wednesday, May 30th.

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to learning from your input and sharing our results with our school community!

Important Notice about DCIS Celebration

With apologies for the inconvenience, in light of DPS scheduling an early release on April 27, we will be postponing the Celebration to Friday, August 24th where we will start out the school year with a carnival & our 2nd Annual Taco Night!

The Reunion/Auditorium Dedication will still take place on Saturday, April 28, 5:30–8 pm.

April 10th is College Readiness testing day!

April 10th is college readiness testing day: No School for middle school students or seniors.


Spring Break is just two weeks away. Please note that the week of March 19 is a full week of school, Monday-Friday. Every day counts, so please try to avoid taking your students out of school early on that week. Students’ spring break lasts through Monday, April 2. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 3rd.


Spring testing season begins the week after we return from spring break. This year we will have a college-readiness testing day dedicated exclusively to our    9th-11th graders taking the PSAT/SAT exams. On this day, April 10, there will be no classes for middle school students or for seniors. The only students who come to school on April 10th are 9th-11th grade students. (Note: sophomores who will be on the Canyonlands trip on April 10th will take their PSAT the following week.) We will send out a full testing schedule before spring break, but I wanted to highlight April 10 in particular, so that parents of middle school students and seniors can plan accordingly. Testing for middle school students will begin on April 11th.


Attention Sophmores and Juniors!

Attention sophomore & junior parents/guardians, please join the Counseling Office and DCIS staff on March 1, 2018 from 6-7pm in the Auditorium. We will be discussing the following:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • College Readiness
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Beyond high school
  • And more
  • Plus local college, university, and technical college reps will be present

Please join us!