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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. We emphasize and empower individualized learning that includes access to financial support (allotment funds) for curriculum, support from licensed teachers, optional onsite and community-based classes, field trips, and social activities. Serving mostly home-learners, we are not an all-day, every-day school, but some of the greatest benefits of attending DCS are the relationships families have with our very supportive staff, the access students have to our (optional) multi-age, cross-curricular classes, and our frequent educational group field trips. Students cannot be dual-enrolled at DCS and another public school.

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 Monday through Thursday classes at our site and at other sites in the area. You can see our current course offerings and field trips on our website.

Getting the most out of field trips for home learners

Holding a tree frog in your hand, walking and talking with a hydrology expert about filtering dirty water through a series of ponds, picking pumpkins, watching Scrooge learn about the spirit of Christmas on the stage in front of you, binding your own book with a...

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Winter Enrichment Course Enrollments Open!

Enrollments will open in the Active.com online enrollment system at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and the deadline for enrollments will be 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, Dec. 18. Please note that all class lists will be finalized with input from the Guides, so if you end up...

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Dallas Schools Lockdown

We learned from the assistant superintendent of Dallas Public Schools at about noon today (Wednesday, Oct. 18) that all of the Dallas schools were on lockdown because of a specific threat from one student to another student. The assistant superintendent said that we...

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