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Downtown College Prep charter schools in San Jose, nurturing and supporting your child from middle school through college and beyond. 

Our Schools

With four college prep charter school campuses in San Jose, DCP serves 1600 students in grades 5-12. We are now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. We are so glad that you are considering DCP for your student. Whether you have a middle school or high school student, or both, we believe there is a place for them in our community. We are a free college-prep charter school committed to the personal, academic and college success of every student. 

DCP Alum Rock
Middle School

Grades 6 - 8
2888 Ocala Ave.,
San Jose 95148

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DCP El Camino
Middle School

Grades 5 - 8
1402 Monterey Hwy.,
San Jose 95110

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DCP El Primero
High School

Grades 9 - 12
1402 Monterey Hwy.,
San Jose 95110

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Our History:
DCP was founded in 2000 in San José

Our Students:
DCP serves 1600 students in grades 5-12

Our Mission: 
DCP prepares first-generation students for college success

Important Enrollment Dates

Enrollment for the 24-25 school year opens on November 1, 2022. Below are the dates for our enrollment process. If you any questions please contact us

  • Priority Application Period: November 1, 2023- January 26, 2024
  • Priority Application Deadline: Friday, January  26, 2024
  • Lottery/Enrollment Celebration: Friday, February 2, 2024
  • Registration Packet Submission: February 5, 2024 - August 2024
*Family completes registration packet within 3 weeks of being accepted

Rocketship and DCP 

Learn more about our shared history and how DCP builds on the Rocketship model. Visit Rocketship + DCP page
Check out our DCP Parent Hub and learn more about how families engage with our schools. 

DCP's Class of 2021 is going to college! Read more>>

Class of 2021 College Enrollment Rates

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