DCS was founded in 1994 by parents in the LWSD to create a cooperative learning environment for their children while maintaining the benefits of a district run curriculum. The approximately 72 students work at their own levels of academic readiness.
Kids make a totem pole in music class.The DCS program embraces the following values:
Belief in the importance of community
Respect for self and others
A high level of parent involvement
Safe and supportive learning environment
The school's success relies on a commitment of 65 volunteer hours annually from each family in the DCS community.
Parent volunteers support the school by providing classroom enrichment, organizing field trips, coordinating community events, or serving in leadership positions. In addition, parents and staff attend monthly community meetings to stay informed and connected.
Extensive parent involvement creates an enriched experience for the students, comprised of frequent hands-on and multi-age team activities, field trips and classroom explorations, community outreach, and other special events, including an annual overnight camp.
DCS Offers Three Classrooms:
Youngers (K and 1st grade)
Middles (2nd and 3rd grade)
Olders (4th and 5th grade)
DCS/Carl Sandburg Shared Campus
DCS students enjoy all the benefits of a sharing a campus with Carl Sandburg Elementary School. These include library, music, physical education, and computer lab in addition to special education, after school programs, and special events.
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