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At DCP, we build on the Rocketship Model.

Together we are nurturing and supporting students all the way through college graduation. 

A Shared History and Mission 

DCP and Rocketship were both founded in the Washington-Guadalupe neighborhood of San José with the same mission: to provide a quality education to students in low-income communities. Together our schools are helping to equip students with the academic, socio-emotional and college readiness skills they need to build the lives their families have aspired to for generations. Over the year, Rocketeers have been highly successful at DCP. Next year the first group of founding Rocketeers will graduate from college. You can learn more about some of those students below. We are glad you are considering continuing your family's educational journey with DCP. As you can see from many of our shared values, DCP is a natural next step for Rocketship students. Contact Us >>>    

Our Students' Journey from Rocketship to DCP and Beyond

"We come from a community of workers who dreamt of better opportunities for their children and it’s up to us to continue this tradition and make them proud."

Chelsea's path to college began when her parents enrolled her at Rocketship Los Sueños Academy in the 3rd grade. After attending DCP for middle school and high school, she's finally headed to college this Fall at UC Berkeley! She shares her story on the Rocketship blog titled "Achieving My College Dreams".  

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Meet Maya

Maya was a founding student at Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, then a founding student at DCP Alum Rock Middle School and High School. As a sophomore at DCP, she was part of the engineering team that won the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Now she is entering her final year at UC Berkeley.  

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How does DCP build students' college-going identity?

Students develop CONFIDENCE in themselves and their future

Students build lasting RELATIONSHIPS with peers and teachers

Students LEARN TO LEAD on issues and topics they care about

How is DCP transforming and shaping our kids?

Academic Preparation 

  • Academic Support
  • Honor Roll Recognition
  • Advisory
  • MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement
  • Assembly 

Socio-emotional Support

  • Parent Engagement
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Clubs
  • Sports

College Success

  • College Camp
  • College Counseling 
  • Field Trips to Universities 

Learn more about DCP's unique programs

Our Alumni Success program is dedicated to helping DCP graduates complete college.

Check out our DCP Parent Hub and learn more about how families engage with our schools. 

The DCP College Scholarship Fund supports over 100 alumni every year. 

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

Class of 2021 College Enrollment Rates

Visit DCP! 

Want to see our schools? We have several ways for you to connect even during school closure!

 Our Schools

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 Alum Rock
High School

Grades 9 - 12
1776 Educational Pk. Dr.
San Jose 95133

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DCP El Primero
High School

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

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