I can't believe how ingnorant this school is, and how the adminstrative staff acts around kids. The old adage about if you can't make it in the real world then you should teach.applies to this school. And I would suggest to any parent that doesn't see that then they really don't care about there kids enough to be involved. this school is horrible, the iep plans are a joke and rarely acted apon.The parking lot is horrible and the teachers are so inept at controlling the traffic how can they possibly teach. what makes our society great is the abilitiy to identify problem areas with in an institution. Running away from a problem doesnt solve anything. So i encourage feedback from parents so things get fixed. People who say take your kids away from it if you don't like it are foolish. These are our kids and deal with the criticism
I am always amazed to read the posts of people in regards to how a school performs. Parents will often moan and groan about the happenings in the classroom or administration. I've got a great idea! Let's have the complaining parents enter the classroom and teach or be the principal and deal with all the crap dealt to them. Our society is very good about complaining when they are not satisfied. Not everyone can be pleased all the time. This is a stellar school. If you don't like it, then leave. Those that complain are never satisfied. The complainers should take their kids to the failing schools and then compare. I bet then you won't complain!
Parents watch out for your childen here. I have had several issues with the teachers and counslers here from not reporting incendents and inappropriate comments to my 9 years old daughter. I have several emails where I have asked them to send action plans for my children and haven't recieved them. to leaving messages on my phone that for a meeting which I was on time but they 'messed up' and marked the wrong time down. My daughter has a syndrome and since going to this school she has gone down in performance. When you are critical of the staff they become very defensive and counslers harass your children. Don't take your kids here you will be sorry.
Our son attends the high school. With the exception of two great teachers, the rest of the school bites. The administration is very removed and non-responsive to parental concerns. The principal regularly fails to show up for IEP meetings. The school has some ideas that on the surface appear to be innovative, but the execution is inept and misguided and ultimately take away from the nuts and bolts of education. The online school portal is difficult to interact with, and they rely heavily on it for wide range of day-to-day stuff. The general culture of the teachers and the parent organization is very pretentious. Access to the school is a nightmare, which somebody decided to 'improve' by further limiting access by blocking of parking lot entrances and setting up an obstacle course of traffic cones.
I am a 10th grader here at DCC, and I love it. The teachers are extremely nice, and help you when you need it. The theatre program is amazing and so is Mrs. Keating. She is a great teacher for both theatre classes and tech classes. All the productions are amazing because of her. I love being involved and we theatre folk are one big family. The foreign languages are also very good. I am in french 3 and I have learned so much. Mme Kurbegov has taught me so much about the language and the culture. She is a native speaker, and explains and answers every question I have relating to the language. I would not trade this school for any other!
This school is a huge disappointment. The middle school is wonderful but the high school is a disaster. The administrators have no clue how to appropriately deal with student issues and clearly do not have the breadth and depth of adolescent developmental knowledge to be effective with this population. The teachers are very good but without the proper administrative support this school is nothing more than a show piece. This is by far the worst high school in the district in terms of administration and commitment to student success. Thankfully, it only took us a few months to realize this and we promptly moved our daughter to Pine Creek High School. Thankfully, schools in this district are schools of choice!
Our 3 kids are starting their 4th year at DCC, and we have been thrilled. For a new school that started several in depth programs, all at opening, it is amazing that everything has gone so well. We love that the school is one of the first K-12 IB Schools in America, and that they have a great system to improve their teaching methods with the TAP program. There are comments about the academics at the school, I would just say look at the state tests, and DCC was one of the best!
We just moved from arizona and are thrilled with the schooling our first grader and preschooler are getting. The teachers are all great and the curriculum is fantastic. Hoping to stay in the district for 12 years! :)
Our Twins have had a great experience at Discovery Canyon, looking forward to another great school year. The teachers are some of the best in the area. They keep you informed at all times on how your kids are progressing. We couldn't ask for anything more.
DCC is outstanding. Excellent teachers and staff. The sports programs and coaches are great, well trained and experienced. Every individual that I have had discussion with is truly concerned with the students academic and social welfare.
I had 2 children at DCC for three years. Academics and teachers were good but the executive pricipal does not support many groups such as scouts, serteens or service to mankind, and Youth Symphony. We cannot figure out why!! We left and are thrilled with our new middle school which is Creekside. Discipline is much better too!!
This school far surpassed my expectations for the education of our daughter. The teachers and staff are not only helpful and caring, but know what they are doing. The campus is amazing and promotes an atmosphere of learning in everything they do. Even PE and recess become a learning experience at this school. I could not imagine having my child at a better place than DCC.
I think this school is beyond what I could have imagined for our kids. We came from a different state where we did not have this. Would not leave the school for anything! They are fabulous!
I just spent one year as an 8th grader here at DCC and I have to say that it is just amazing. It is very understandable with allergies, the teachers and administrative staff is very nice, and the students here are also great. My family is military so we have moved around a lot. I have attended 5 schools and so far DCC has been the best regarding allergies. They are extremely understanding and will do whatever it takes to make you feel safe here. The teachers and administrative staff at DCC are the best. They make sure that everyone is safe, happy, learning, following the rules , and doing their best. And on top of all of that they communicate very well with parents. School is not only about learning, you make friends as well and at DCC there isn't one single person who isn't friendly.
As a parent volunteer and substitute teacher at DCC, I have to say I am delighted with their MS and HS programs (I have no Elementary students). The teachers are organized, knowledgeable and caring. The HS is new this year and though there are fewer electives than at other high schools, they are doing a wonderful job at addressing all the creative needs of most students. It is hard to compare a brand new school to some of the ones that have been open for decades, but they have made a fabulous start, and their future plans are extraordinary! Their math and science emphasis will certainly be a great resource for an area that is geared toward aeronautics and other scsciences. I agree that the administration could do a better job and quit micromanaging each other and the staff, but these things take time to sort themselves out.
I am a student at DCC and to be truly honest the school is wonderfull. The teeachers really do care about you and in the high school their are really no clicks at all. Everyone is friendly and the school staff really emphasize the need to be responsible. One of the best things about the school is the I.B. Curriculm. Colleges really look at I.B. and it gives us the chance to help others with community service. You would be amazed with how much we learn. If your thinking about putting your child in this scool you would make a great Choice.
This is one of the worst middle schools in Colorado. The teachers here are pretty good, but the principals are terrible. They do not know how to diciplin students, and takeeverything to extreme. They give special atention to the students they like more than others. The students get sick of relating every single thing to IB. Even though it is not required they make it seem like it is. They make the kids feel like they know everything about them by telling them they need to do more service for others or they will be hobo's, even though most of the students already help out with a lot of things and do plenty of service. For at least the middle school i would not recomentd it to anyone. The only plus is a couple of the teachers.
this is the worst school in D20 with an executive prinicipal that should have retired years ago. He micro manages his staff causing staff and administrators in 2006 to seek better jobs. Students are at risk academically at this school. If the executive prinicipal retires, this would be a much better school.
I am a student at DCC (Discovery Canyon Campus). I have to say that it is a truly phenominal school. The education is wonderful and it seems to really draw us in. Our relationships with our teachers and other authorities stand strong and I have great regards for all the staff. At DCC you are constantly surounded with great people. It is an awesome place to be. I am so happy to be going there!! I highly suggest it.
Wow there really isn't any other words to describe this school. I am currently a new hire at DCC (Discovery Canyon Campus) and having worked in other district 20 schools were the teachers are more concerned about gossiping about terrible parenting and/or complaining about personnel it was a nice change to go to a very safe-gossip free environment. I was ready to recommend this school without working here, but now that I have I can confidently recommend this not-so-public-school educational and moral development to any concerned parent.
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