KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, founded in 2009, is a college-preparatory high school, and our academic program is designed with the goal that our students will graduate from college and lead lives of choice and opportunity.
KIPP Denver Collegiate High School was named the best high school in Denver and second best in Colorado by US News & World Report. It is one of Washington Post’s “Most Challenging High Schools in America.” The graduating class of 2018 was awarded over $15 million in college scholarships.
Team and Family, Excellence, Integrity, Justice, and Purpose
Students at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School participate in our AP for All program. As part of this initiative, 100% of our 10th-12th grade students take at least 1 AP class. All classes from 9th through 12th grade are designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in Advanced Placement courses, which can be used for college credit at many colleges and universities. Students also take a variety of elective classes, including creative writing, social justice, drawing and ceramics, theater, choir, as well as 5 different PE classes.
KIPP Denver Collegiate High School offers a robust athletics program. As a member of the Colorado High School Athletics Association (CHSAA), students can participate on sports teams throughout the school year. Sports teams include:
- Girl’s and Boy’s JV and Varsity Soccer
- Cross Country
At KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, students have access to a wide variety of clubs and activities, which vary each year depending on student interest. Examples of clubs in prior years including:
- Film Club
- Latino Film Club
- American Sign Language
- Board games
- Chess Club
- Photography Club
- Frisbee Club
- Robotics Club
- Glee Club
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Video Games
Families meet monthly with the principal at Cafecito. During these meetings there is no set agenda. This is an organic, open forum where families can provide input on curriculum needs, staffing, after-school programming, etc. All families are invited to attend these meetings.
Collaborative School Committee (CSC)
Parent and staff committee members are elected by their school to participate in quarterly meetings to discuss the school’s priorities, progress, and practices in order to ensure they are inclusive of family, student, and staff voices. School leaders make decisions about their school with input from their CSC.
CSC Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes coming soon!
- Best High School in Denver – US News & World Report
- Second Best High School in Colorado – US News & World Report
- One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools – Washington Post