Our Mission

Downtown College Prep prepares first-generation students for college success. We believe every student has the potential to succeed. DCP is a free charter school in San José serving over 1700 students through our college prep middle school and college prep high school programs.

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“Ever since I was a sophomore here I knew I wanted to come back to teach. Why? Because of the students, staff, culture, desire to succeed, and being part of an amazing and fulfilling mission.”

Heidi Contreras DCP ’08, UC Merced ’12, Stanford STEP ’14
Spanish Teacher, Leadership Teacher, Sign Language Club Advisor