Southwest Early College High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school operating in the southwest corner quadrant of Denver, Colorado. The independent charter school opened in the fall of 2004, and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2005. We currently educate 300 students in grades 9 to 12 who reside within the district boundaries of the Denver Public School system. We serve a population which consists of: 86% Hispanic, 5% White, 1% Black, 1% Asian and 7% are identified with two or more races with a proportionate number of females (52%) and males (48%). Additionally, 78% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. We are authorized and accredited through Denver Public Schools. Community College of Denver is our higher education partner.