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DCP El Primero High School is a free, college prep, public charter school serving San Jose. 

Founded in 1999 as the first charter school in Santa Clara County we opened our 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.

DCP El Primero High School 

Address: 1402 Monterey Rd. San José 95110
Phone: 408-271-1730
School Operations Manager: Katya Silva
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am -12:40pm
In-Person School Hours 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 3:45pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 12:40pm 

In an effort to minimize exposure to COVID-19, our office staff is available by appointment. Please call to make an appointment. If you must come on campus, please follow the current school mask policy. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms we ask that you do not enter the office and instead call our staff. For arrival and dismissal we ask that parents/guardians wait in the designated waiting areas. 

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

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DCP College Success Results

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
MS, Western Governors University

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