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DCP El Primero High School was founded in 1999 as the first charter school in Santa Clara County. The school opened its doors in Fall 2000 with a single mission: to prepare first-generation students for college success. In its early years, DCP was located in various buildings throughout downtown San José. Now, 20 years later, through the vision, dedication and sacrifice of students and families, we have secured a permanent home in the Alma neighborhood where our story first began. 

1402 Monterey Rd San José 95110
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DCP El Primero COVID-19 Operations Report

DCP El Primero High School is a free, public charter school authorized by the San José Unified School District.  

DCP College Success Results

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Jordan Apgar, Principal

Year joined DCP: 2012

"DCP is where students begin to see themselves as college-bound, as serious scholars, as young people who can have a positive impact on their communities. Witnessing these transformations year after year is why I love being a part of this work".  

BA, Western Governors University