Classes – 2021 Fall Term

 To access ONLINE classes and see lesson plans including homework, etc. for ALL DCS Classes – go to our CC Planner, below. 

Fall Term will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and end on Thursday, Dec. 16 – Thanksgiving Break is the week of Nov. 22-26 (NO CLASSES THAT WEEK). No classes on Thursday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). 

Access the Syllabus for each class in this folder – Syllabi for Fall Term 2021

We have closed registration for Fall Term classes – if you have any special requests for adding or dropping classes, please contact your Guide, or send an email to

Please read all  course descriptions here before signing up for classes. 

We still have the face mask requirements (now indoors AND outdoors), and students will still be at least 3 feet apart at all times. Rooms will be well ventilated and regularly cleaned, and many classes will take advantage of our outdoor space and the park across the street to do learning outside when possible.

Waiting Lists

If any classes fill up and we end up with a waiting list, we will use a rubric to determine which students will be on the waiting list and you will be notified on Wednesday, Sept. 1 if your student ends up on a waitlist. If you do not hear that your student is on a waitlist, then you should assume that your student is enrolled in all the classes you signed up for.

Noon PE / Lunch

Find full details about PE int the Park classes on this document

PE in the Park / Soccer classes will take place at Dallas City Park and will run only until Thanksgiving break. Students staying all day should sign up for the PE class that day, and they can eat lunch before or after PE. Sack lunches should be mostly finger foods (minimizing utensils as much as possible) and with no microwaving or refrigeration required. See the course descriptions for more information about the PE in the Park classes (taking place at the Dallas City Park, just four blocks away from DCS). On rainy days, PE may be cancelled, in which case students will eat lunch in the classrooms and have indoor recess. For the month of December, students staying all day for classes will have supervised indoor lunch and outdoor recess at the park (or indoor recess in case of rain).

Outdoor classes will be held mostly outside, weather permitting, but will be indoors at DCS if it rains (indoor days will be optional for students who wish to stick to outdoor learning only).

Online classes will begin at the time listed in the schedule but will only run for 30 to 50 minutes.

Independent study will be supervised by DCS staff – students should bring enough work or reading materials to last for the entire period.

CANCELLED Classes – Some classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment. They have been crossed off on the schedule below.