As a college preparatory school, DCIS offers middle and high school students a rigorous curriculum in international studies, including honors classes for students in high school, along with Advanced Placement (AP) courses and concurrent enrollment courses for which high school students may earn both high school and college credit.
Like other district schools, DCIS has four core content areas: language arts, math, social studies and science. DCIS students also are required to take a world language and some additional coursework in international studies. All students take Advisement, and high school students take Passages, which are courses designed to enrich their learning experience and develop their leadership skills. Students round out their schedules with one or more electives, depending on grade level.