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DPS High

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High School

Each high school offers comprehensive programs emphasizing achievement in English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language, physical fitness, art, music, dance, fine arts and vocational education. In addition, over 800 elective class offerings give students an opportunity to explore areas of interest or work in private industry.

DPS high schools offer 17 college level courses throughout the city. Each high school has accelerated and college level Advance Placement (AP) programs. Any student wishing to take a course not offered in his/her home school is transported to a school that offers the class.

Students passing the AP exam with high grades are given college level credit saving time and money in college. Over half the Denver students taking AP exams score high enough to receive college credit.

High School Options

The Computer Magnet Center specializes in advanced computer studies or microcomputer repair.

The International Baccalaureate Program offers a rigorous two-year course with examinations for eligibility at most prestigious U.S. and international universities.

The Center for International Studies is an interdisciplinary program with an international focus.

The nationally acclaimed Fred N Thomas Career Education Center offers courses in such fields as ballet, restaurant management, radio broadcasting, sports medicine, law, music composition, graphic arts, motion picture and TV production, computer applications in business management, electronic engineering, retail, fashion design, theater apprenticeship, and technical trade apprenticeship programs.

High School Extracurricular Programs

  • Shakespeare Festival
  • Science Olympiad
  • Denver Educational Excellence Program
  • Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Summer Theatre
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • National Honor Society
  • Executive Intern and Mentor Programs
  • Eco-Internship (Outdoor Education)
  • Student Board of Education
  • Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers
  • Secondary Military Science Education
  • International Exchange Program
  • Job Start
  • Physical education activities include baseball, basketball, football, swimming, modern dance, wrestling, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, la crosse, and track.

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