Classes – Winter Term 2018-2019

Below you will find the schedule of classes offered through DCS for winter term (Jan. 14 through March 23, 2019). Online enrollment through the registration system will begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 12. We encourage parents to enroll before Wednesday, December 19.

Our schedule lists the times, names (or subjects) and grade levels of each class. So for example, “Art – 3-6” will be for grades 3-6. As usual at DCS, grade levels are recommended age levels, but we can be somewhat flexible with the actual age levels for each class based on children’s ability levels (ask your guide if you have any special requests). You can find Winter Term Course Descriptions – by day of the week  here or Winter Term Course Descriptions – listed alphabetically by course title here.

Parents will be able to enroll students for one class, multiple separate classes, a full day of classes, morning or afternoon blocks, or multiple full days of classes, as desired (not required – all classes are optional). We do have a  family-room area where parents can wait with younger siblings for one or two hours while students are in class. We will also be offering a few supervised independent–study periods when students can work on self-directed projects, reading, online classes or curriculum related to their home learning under the guidance of an educator. Enrollment in independent-study sessions MUST be pre-approved by a DCS Guide before enrolling, and students must be able to work independently on assignments, projects, reading or online classes which have been pre-assigned by by their learning coach (parent).

You can find Winter Term Course Descriptions – by Day of the Week   here

or Winter Term Course Descriptions – Alphabetical by Course Title here.

Online enrollment through the registration system will begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 12. We encourage parents to enroll before Wednesday, December 19. At that time, we will need to send instructors the number of students in their classes and make decisions about cancelling classes due to low enrollment. Technically, the enrollment system will remain open until the day before the first class for classes that are still open, in case parents need to add or change classes. However, many classes fill up early, so the earlier you register, the better chance you have of getting the classes you want. Final approval for class enrollment is up to the guides (based on students’ PLPs, needs, and abilities, among other criteria).

If you have not yet registered yourself and your child(ren) in the system, please read the Registration Instructions for Online Enrollment System so you can register your children as DCS students in the system before selecting classes.

There is a $10 fee for every class offered through DCS which will be deducted from your child’s Class and Field Trip Allotment Funds ($300). Each class you register for is $10 (whether one hour, two hour, or twice per week). This $10 fee is nonrefundable, and will not show up in the online course registration system but will be automatically taken out of your “Class and Field Trip Allotment Funds” in our accounting system. Sometimes classes will require additional materials fees – these will be reflected in the online registration system. Materials fees for DCS classes are paid for out of each student’s Regular Allotment Funds ($700).  Your Education Guide can help you arrange to use allotment funds for classes and materials fees,  or the parent can pay out-of-pocket. Please make payment arrangements with your EG. All materials fees are listed in the online course catalog (