Denver Center for 21st Century Learning (DC-21) is a Denver Public Schools Multiple Pathway Center serving students in grades 6 thru 12. DC-21 offers an accelerated, engaging and rigorous education for students who require a highly supportive, relationship oriented educational environment to successfully prepare for post-secondary opportunities.

DC-21 offers the following programs and supports; Diploma, GED PLUS, intense math and English support, small classroom and counseling ratios, teacher supported online and hands-on project-based curriculum, CTE Business certifications, mild to moderate SPED and ELA programming, integrated technology, AVID College Intensive Courses, Credit Recovery, Concurrent Enrollment, Enrichment classes, extended day and year, competency-based curriculum, Learning to Work internships and AP courses.

DC-21 accepts students by school/community referral or by self-referral. Students are accepted through interview only and must demonstrate a renewed commitment to their education.


Our vision is to provide an inspiring, engaging, intellectual and innovative culture for all DC-21 TRAILBLAZERS, including, but not limited to, students, educators, parents and community. Paramount and central to our vision is providing the academic, inter-personal, post-secondary and 21st century skills necessary to prepare and empower ALL DC-21 students with an authentic choice for their future, ensuring that each student finds success in the professional world of the 21st Century.


Our mission is to challenge students with multiple opportunities that will empower them to be leaders in the 21st Century.