The Succeeds Prize

The Denver Center for International Studies is an Honorable Mention school for The Succeeds Prize Award – High School category. The Succeeds Prize, a partnership between 9NEWS and Colorado Succeeds, recognizes and rewards the transformational impact of Colorado’s public schools and educators. Congratulations to our wonderful staff and students! Our Dean of Culture, Mr. Washington, and Assistant Principal, Mr. Giardiello, represented us at the gala.



Join your fellow DCIS families for the first Family Night of the school year.  Mr. Washington & Mr. Giardiello will be speaking on the topic of our new DCIS culture: “The DCIS Way” as well providing ideas on how to support your child’s education. PTSA will also be providing info & updates.  Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:00 pm, Cafeteria. Dinner, childcare & interpretation provided. RSVP here:


TODAY is the kickoff of the PTSA fall bulb sale! They have a great website set up for online orders and hard copy order forms are available at the school office.

Parents, friends and family can buy bulbs for beautifying their own gardens, but they can also buy bulbs for beautifying the school. For orders placed for the school, the shipping address is Dayana Quintana, DCIS PTSA, 574 W. Sixth Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 and your order will also be eligible for a tax-deduction.

50% of the proceeds from all bulb sales will go to the PTSA. The campaign goal is to raise $1500, but the more that is raised, the more the PTSA can do for our DCIS kids! The campaign will run through October 9th.

So please visit the website, order some bulbs for your garden and the school, and post the campaign to your social media accounts! Thank you DCIS Community!


Back to School Night, Thursday, September 14, 6:00-7:30 pm has a new format!

  • Auditorium Presentation
  • Advisement: Learn about how your child’s adviser can support your child this year. In addition, you’ll learn about grade checks in Infinite Campus (IC); DCIS requirements for school service, community service and special events; and much more!
  • Open House: Walk around and meet/greet all your child’s teachers

Hope to see you at Back to School Night!




Deadline approaching! Sophomores and juniors can register to take the PSAT/NMSQT test, happening on October 11, 2017. The test is optional and measures college readiness, provides practice for the SAT, and most importantly can unlock college scholarships for juniors with qualifying scores. The cost is $16, payable to the main office before school, at lunch, and after school. The deadline to pay for this test is Friday, September 15th. We are unable to accommodate any late payments!