Our Story

There was a time when only 1 in 100 low-income students in San Jose graduated from college. That time is no longer.

Over 600 DCP alumni have made the dream of college a reality. They have made college success a newfound tradition in San Jose. It is a tradition born in the hearts of working mothers and fathers, a tradition nested in the dreams of immigrants.

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1999

DCP approved as first charter high school in Silicon Valley with the mission to prepare first-generation students for college success.

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2000

DCP opens its doors with over 100 eager freshmen.

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DCP graduates its first high school class with 95% enrolling in college.

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2004

DCP College Scholarship program launches.

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2005

DCP flagship campus moves to new permanent home on The Alameda.

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2008

DCP expands to serve middle school students (DCP Alviso).

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2011

DCP opens a new 6-12 school in East San José (DCP Alum Rock).

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2012

DCP reaches the 500 alumni mark.

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2013

DCP launches the Alumni Advisory Board.

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2014

DCP graduates first class of DCP Alviso students.

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2014

DCP Celebrates 10-Year Reunion of First Graduating Class.

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2014

DCP once again ranked #36 out of 2000 schools in CA by US News and World Report.

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2014

DCP opens its first middle school in San Jose Unified School District: DCP El Camino.

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2015

DCP Alum Rock High School selected as National Winner in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition

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2015

DCP Alum Rock Middle School inaugurates its new long-term facility in East San Jose.

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2015

DCP El Primero High School partners with SJUSD to secure a new home for the next 50 years. Scheduled to open its doors Fall 2016.