More than 60 percent of the students in our community qualify for free or reduced lunch, and many families are unable to afford experiences that would help broaden their children’s global perspective.
Our goal is to give our students as many globally focused opportunities as possible beyond the walls of their classrooms. Those opportunities include exposure to leaders and professionals working in the international sphere, travel and study-abroad experiences, advanced language study beyond the levels offered at our school, internships in globally focused workplaces, and more.
We are a Denver Public Schools magnet middle and high school in the Baker neighborhood of Denver, and in 2018 we won the Colorado Succeeds prize as Colorado’s top Transformational High School. All our students have the opportunity to become proficient in one of six languages and develop global perspectives through experiencing different cultures while abroad. We are proud to graduate global citizens who are multilingual, enabling them to become interculturally competent through our unique curriculum. We are proud of our students’ community-building skills and their drive to serve others and act for positive change in the world.
DCIS Baker offers French, Italian, Japanese, Lakota, Mandarin and Spanish. We are not a language-immersion school, but we expect proficiency, so our students complete five consecutive years’ study of a language if they join us in middle school or four consecutive years if they join us in high school.
To become a Community Partner, please complete the online form via the link in the blue box. The form includes a link to make your donation online via a credit card or PayPal. You can also send a check made out to “PTSA at DCIS Baker” to PTSA, 574 W. Sixth Ave., Denver, CO 80204.
Because the DCIS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 68-0664898), your donations are tax-deductible. We also gratefully accept donations of goods and services (in-kind donations), internships for our students and event sponsorships.
Feel free to contact Miguel Urdiales, Family Liaison at DCIS, for more information or any questions.