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A Grassroots Public Charter School in Dallas, Oregon

Dallas Community School Mission Statement

Dallas Community School is an inclusive public charter school supporting collaborative, standards-based education in a flexible, non-traditional environment.

Vision Statement

Dallas Community School will empower non-traditional learners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in and contribute value to their community.

We’re a Public Charter School

Dallas Community School is a tuition-free, public charter school for students who are learning in a home/community-based environment. Students cannot be dual-enrolled at DCS and another public school. We emphasize and empower individualized learning that includes access to financial support (allotment funds) for curriculum, support from licensed teachers, enrichment classes, field trips, and social activities.

Resources for Home/Community-Based Learning

Dallas Community School engages and supports  students in western Oregon through several programs and services. Each student receives access to a $700 allotment that can be used toward standards-based curriculum, lessons and school supplies. All students are paired with an Education Guide who supports students and their Learning Coaches (parents or other assigned guardian). Guides, Coaches and students work together to develop a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) that describes learning goals for the coming year.  Once the Personalized Learning Plan is developed, parents work with their Guide to obtain curriculum and materials that best meet the needs of their individual student. Attendance at our site in Dallas is not required. However, students can participate in optional morning and afternoon enrichment classes at our site and at other sites in the area. You can see our current afternoon enrichment class offerings and field trips on our website.

No morning classes at DCS April 8-11 – State Testing

Just a reminder – we will be conducting SBAC / State Testing every morning this week at DCS for grades 3-8 so there will be no morning classes in the building this week. Luckily, rock climbing will still take place in Salem on Friday morning as usual! Afternoon...

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Two hour delay due to snow – Tues. Feb. 5, 2019

Following the lead of the Dallas School District’s weather delay decisions, classes onsite at DCS will be delayed by two hours today (Tuesday, February 5). We will begin our onsite classes today at 10:45.  It is possible that a decision will be made later to cancel...

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Now accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year

Application 2019-2020 If you would like your child(ren) to have access to a flexible, nontraditional, community-based education at DCS, with our excellent instructors, resources, and services to help personalize their home learning, we will be accepting applications...

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OMSI Field Trip

Thursday, January 10, 2019 – 10:15 to 2:45 – OMSI – King Tut Exhibit, Planetarium Show, and Hands-On Science Experiments – Portland, Or (K-8) Location: OMSI – 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR Date: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2019 Time: 10:15 am...

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