About Us

DMLK students

Located in far northeast Denver, the nationally-acclaimed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College serves college-bound students in grades six through twelve. Benefiting from a rigorous, college prep curriculum, a strong school culture, zealous support from staff, a variety of learning opportunities, including Project-Based Learning, student portfolios, and internships, DMLK students are well-prepared for their post-secondary plans and beyond.

Our school is proud to offer students the opportunity to graduate high school with an Associate’s Degree or certification TUITION FREE while earning their high school diploma through concurrent enrollment. DMLK also offers the CareerConnect program which accelerates students toward creating early career experience through community connections. It introduces students to career-specific opportunities through field trips, mentor programs, internships, career training classes and even job placements.

The Early College has been granted Innovation Status, which means that it is more closely governed by the school leadership team, which is called the School Governance Board. Additionally, the school has more control over its internal budget than typical District schools.

Our Mission

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our early college community offers rigorous and meaningful education while empowering our students to become agents of change in our community and global society.

Our Core Values

Our culture and values are what make our students successful. We are a community of students, teachers, parents, and faculty that deeply believe that in order to succeed in college, students need to be held to high expectations.



Travel east on I-70. Exit on Pena Boulevard (to DIA). Take the first exit off Pena Boulevard, onto Green Valley Ranch Blvd. Turn right (east) and travel through the Tower Road intersection. Pass through another stoplight at Argonne. Look for Flanders near the end of a long white picket fence and turn right (south). As soon as you turn onto Flanders, you will see the Early College! What you see is the back of our building. Front entrance is located on 46th Avenue on the south entrance of the building. Parking is available in the first lot for visitors.

**Visitors need to enter through the front door using the intercom.

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The MLK Way
Dr. Martin Luter King, Jr.

“Actions match the words, especially when no one is watching.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Be on time, ready to work when your teacher starts class
Be where you are supposed to be
During class use your listening and studying skills
Maintain your focus in class


Recognize what others need
Don’t disturb others while working
Be cordial and positive
Show respect to all school personnel


Follow adult instructions when given as intended the first time asked
Use school appropriate language
Take pride in your school
Learn purposely
Own your success and learn from your failures


Mean what you say
Conduct yourself in a polite manner at all times
Keep in mind that other people are around you
Take care of your property and school property


Push yourself to the next level
Strive for the highest expectations
Education is the first priority
If you don’t like something, change it
Complete all assignments to the best of your ability and turn them in on time
Help yourself and others to the privilege of education
Demonstrate truthful and good behavior

Why Choose DMLK?

The Early College offers a comprehensive programming for 6th through 12th grade students including:

  • Largest comprehensive mental health support team in district.
  • Smaller class sizes improving the student’s one-on-one time with their instructor
  • On-site GT programming, support and resources
  • Accelerated curricula from middle school through high school preparing students for post-secondary education
  • School-wide AVID strategies ensuring the relevance of their coursework and aspiration toward a two-year, four-year or technical college
  • College classes available creating opportunities for students to receive their Associate’s Degree tuition-free
  • Intervention classes to supporting students in their academic proficiency
  • After school tutoring and programming
  • Uniforms required to maintain a solid academic environment and help students feel motivated and focused
  • After-school clubs, activities, athletics and classes building confidence, skill sets, and making friends
  • State-of-the-art technology throughout the building to instruct students in 21st-century learning
  • In-state and school trips to college fairs
  • Supportive and informative counseling to assist families with everything from college and scholarship applications to specific family needs
  • Students who choose the Early College’s high school should have the ability and motivation to successfully complete college-prep curriculum.

The Early College is part of the DPS Choice process. Enroll your student at DMLK by filling out the online registration,if you have questions please email to: Miriam_Arneros@dpsk12.org or call 720-424-0472.