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KIPP Denver Collegiate High School


451 S Tejon St
Denver, CO 80223


Founded in 2009, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (KDCHS) serves nearly 500 Southwest Denver students from 9th to 12th grade and beyond through our innovative and unique KIPP Forward post-secondary program. Our commitment to developing strong leaders and lifelong learners creates an environment where our students challenge themselves in Advanced Placement classes, myriad electives, and competitive athletics.

We commit to preparing students for life beyond high school through the KIPP Forward program. KIPP Forward offers academic support, college placement, and career readiness programming, ensuring that our students are well-equipped for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

We are part of the KIPP National Network – the largest national charter school network in the United States. KIPP Denver Collegiate High School is also proud to be a part of KIPP Colorado’s educational pathway from ECE-3 to 12th grade. We are one of Colorado’s only intentionally designed schools to offer an ECE to 12th-grade and beyond pathway with direct post-secondary support with our KIPP Forward program.

Our mission is to develop strong leaders and lifelong learners who possess the knowledge, character, habits, and determination to fulfill their dreams and build a brighter tomorrow. Our commitment to fostering critical thinking, self-discipline, and leadership skills prepares students for college through our AP for All program, where 100% of 10th-12th grade students participate in at least one Advanced Placement class. This initiative not only prepares students for college but also positions them to earn valuable college credits which can help lower the cost of college attendance.

School features
● Founded in 2009
● KDCHS proudly ranks as the 6th best high school in Denver and an impressive 101st in the nation by US News & World Reports!
● 100% of our students take at least one AP course
● Competitive athletics