D.C. Oakes is designated an Alternative Education Campus (AEC) by the Colorado Department of Education. This designation means 95% or more of our students fall into at least one of the at-risk categories identified by Colorado Statute (SB 09-163). Questions in this application help determine if a student qualifies in one or more of these categories and if they are a good fit to join the Oakes community.
About Daniel C. Oakes High School:
At Daniel C. Oakes High School, we continue to meet the needs of over 150 students each quarter who are looking for an alternative path toward achieving a high school diploma. Founded in 1987, Daniel C. Oakes High School is a school dedicated to providing an instructional, community atmosphere with a focus on personalized instruction. We take pride knowing that we can rekindle a student's desire and passion to learn, and we are proud to serve the Douglas County School District with a comprehensive, alternative high school program.
To be considered for admission to Daniel C. Oakes High School, students must be between the ages of 16 and 20 years old and have attempted at least one year of high school. Additionally, please understand that one of our missions is dropout retrieval, and this sometimes requires us to give a higher priority to older students.
Students at Daniel C. Oakes High School must fulfill the graduation requirements set forth by the Douglas County School District Board of Education to receive their diploma.
In order to be placed on our waiting list, students must do the following:
1. Submit a completed application form (below) and send all previous transcripts and up-to-date immunizations to the school registrar, Vicki O'Neill, at email@example.com
2. Show 7th grade proficiency in math and reading on the TABE entrance exam, complete with a writing sample (DUE TO COVID-19 and the DCSD remote learning plan, testing is NOT currently taking place).
3. Schedule and successfully complete a virtual/online interview with a staff member (parents are welcome to attend).