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


We are committed to ensuring all students will develop critical-thinking skills, cultural and self-awareness, and global-citizenship through:

  • An individualized whole person approach
  • High-Expectations and mastery learning
  • A compassionate, responsive, and collaborative environment

…to guarantee that 100% of our graduates will be post-secondary ready!


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.