Welcome to DCIS

Denver Center for International Studies prepares students for college and career by developing multilingual, interculturally competent citizens who are actively involved in our rapidly changing world.

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Class of 2024 Graduation!

We are thrilled to announce the culmination of another remarkable academic journey at the Denver Center for International Studies. As our graduates embark on new adventures, we pause to reflect on the profound impact of their time with us. At DCIS,… Continue Reading

9th Grade Academy

DCIS Academy will prepare your student for middle and high school before it begins! During the DCIS Academy, students will:  Learn ways to succeed in middle and high school, such as understanding graduation requirements and the  importance of a GPA and reading transcripts. Meet school staff and other DCIS students. Earn 2.5 elective credits for completing the NGA,… Continue Reading

The Cahn Fellowship

Marisa Vasquez speaks about her nomination and experience with the Cahn Fellowship in an interview about being a school Principal at DCIS. Watch this moving video here! Cahn Fellowship provides advanced leadership development and recognition in large metropolitan areas to strong,… Continue Reading


DCIS Facts

  • 475 students (Middle and High School)
  • 18:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 60+ countries visited




  • 95% of seniors accepted into college
  • 94.2% graduation rate
  • 100% graduation rate for Multi-lingual students
  • Average senior scholarship/financial aid awards: $6.5 million
  • 5280 Challenge winning teams
  • World Affairs Challenge Champion
  • Highest scholastic honors for college scholarships
    • Boettcher Scholars
    • Daniels Scholars
    • Gates Scholars
  • Colorado Teacher of the Year (Yay Gerardo!)
  • Colorado Thespians Teacher of the Year (Yay Caroline!)
  • US News and World Report – Outstanding school in several recent years
  • Succeeds Prize for transformational impact in a high school