Discover Canyon Campus High School
- COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Discover Canyon Campus High School Reviews
Rating 3.72 out of 5 283 reviews
Discovery Canyon Campus High Schools is a very welcoming school that has an amazing culture around it. The teachers do a great job at preparing you for college and still remembering that you are in high school. The administration is very understanding and fair.
This school is wonderful. they really try to push you to get you academically prepared for collage. The teachers are helpful and supportive. Keeping the spirits of the students lifted is a challenging task, but the way the school gets the students involved pulls it off.
I like the people at DCC and the fact that there are multiple niches to fit into here instead of just the stereotypical jocks, nerds, and cool kids. You can be a part of a club like FBLA and still be a very good football player! I like most of the teachers here, although the math department specifically could be improved. The teachers who teach AP classes are very knowledgeable and many of them hold graduate degrees in their subject. Unfortunately, AP classes are being phased out but I think with more schools accepting the IB curriculum, it isn't necessarily a bad thing. More sports could be added, as ice hockey, lacrosse, and field hockey are three main ones that aren't represented. Despite this, I am an athlete and love our strength and conditioning program. Our volleyball, basketball, and football teams are very competitive, however, attendance at these games is very low and school spirit could be higher. The drug/alcohol use is minimal compared to other Colorado Springs schools.
Discovery Canyon Campus's goal is to make the students feel comfortable and welcomed at the school. Counselors are always reaching out and supportive towards the students, and the teachers make sure the students are thriving academically and mentally. There is also so much to do at my high school. There are multiple clubs, sports, and activities students can participate in. For example I have been apart of the cross country team, track team, choir program, and student government. All the program's that I have been in at the school are exciting and welcoming. I have learned and grown so much from every program I have been apart of at Discovery Canyon. I will never forget the impact my school has made on me!
My experience at Discovery Canyon Campus has been great! The teachers are very well trained and I'm able to get the best out of learning. The food is good, and the campus is very large enough so it's not cramped. The only reason I'm giving this 5 stars is because the students there are questionable. Some are not very kind, and the whole school is just very clique-ish. Although, I was able to connect with certain people. No matter what your personality is, there's a variety of people who you can connect with.
As a student, I felt privileged to be there for so long, 6th-12th. I learned and grew as any child. I felt nurtured to explore my interests in every way. I made friends of a diverse range, though I had to look hard. Every academic and discovery class (art, PE, music, etc.) lead me to discover what made me feel connected to others. Nothing was perfect. Teachers make mistakes and so do the admin, they sometimes seem silly in their choices, but I wouldn't change that. I would only make sure they taught more about empathy and how it will help you become a better you. That who you are now isn't who you'll always be. They are close to being excellent, community is how they can get there.
Have been attending DCC since kindergarten, and really appreciate the fact that it is a K-12 campus. School is fairly good and does allow some specialization in high school. While there are limits to how much specialization there is at the campus, there are many programs for off-school specialization.
I love DCC because of its love for the students. Everyday, each student is cared for, taught, and guided on their journey through school, which makes the experience much more personal. DCC is a K-12 campus that provides everything you may want or need. If you are looking for a challenge, DCC offers many AP, DP, and honor classes. There are also a variety of elective classes that you can try as you figure out what you are interested in and may want to pursue after high school. All of these classes can help develop your character, teach new skills, and grow and challenge you. Another thing that is great at our school are our teachers. They are very helpful, kind, and understanding. In addition, DCC has many different extracurricular activities such as sports, honor societies, and various clubs. You can even create your own club if it's not already offered. I have enjoyed the friends and the memories I have created at DCC. DCC truly provides everything you could possibly want or need!
Overall, DCC has very good academics and opportunities for its students. Music and the arts are not valued quite as highly as athletics, but come closer than many other public schools. Honors, AP, and IB classes are offered, along with a diverse selection of core curriculum classes. Most teachers are skilled and passionate about their jobs. Overall, DCC is a great school.
Overall my experience at Discovery Canyon Campus was very successful. I found that for all four years attending, I was able to take a large variety of classes to find my interest. As an IB school, academics are taken very seriously by the teachers and students on campus. I was a part of about six clubs and it is guaranteed that there are clubs and activities for people of all interest. Once a year we have Thor Wars where each grade competes against each other during a week-long competition. The programs at DCC are very extensive including Art, Music, Sports, and Business.
The faculty and teachers have always been accommodating in all situations that I have come across. The students, although the school cannot directly change them, are a handful. We are a close knit community through it all, though.
I started at DCC after my sophomore year. It was good. My fellow students were not super welcoming though. Most already had their friends and just stuck with them.
It is an awesome school with great teachers and coaches. The athletic funding department is lacking, but the school is decent in most sports. Lack of diversity, but is a result of the surrounding neighborhoods.
I think DCC is a fantastic school. It excels in teaching academics (the school is part of the IB program), the arts (the teachers and students alike are very passionate about the band, choir, photography, theater, etc.), and sports (our sports teams are dedicated, and the coaches do their absolute best for the kids on and off the court and field). Our students are our school's biggest fans, and we might very well have one of the best student sections in Colorado Springs, maybe even the state. The only downsides I can think of are the financial and ethnic differences. A good majority of the school is made up of upper-middle-class to upper-class students, and even though its good for the school itself, you can definitely see the privilege. The majority of the school is also white/caucasian and depending on your perception, that might not seem great.
I feel that there was an extremely positive atmosphere at the school and the teachers were willing to create relationships with the students. Students were generally successful in classes. The DP program has an amazing set of supportive, educated teachers.
DCC is a good school overall. The academic program is good, and mostly prepared students for tests and eventually college. The arts program could improve, and there could be more encouragement for students to be in art classes. The science classes are very good, especially the biomedical sciences program. The IB program is good overall, and prepares students. However, the diploma program seems to add unnecessary stress to the students, and puts a lot of pressure on students.
We have 4 children in DCC from Elementary-High School. It is an EXCELLENT school where I children THRIVE, not just attend. The staff is excellent from the amazing custodians who keep this school fresh and clean (no small task) to the lunch ladies who giggle and play while serving my children (they LOVE their lunch ladies) to the teachers who are tirelessly committed