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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.

 DCS specializes in helping families of home learners.  Parents will find lots of resources and information on our Home Learning Tips & Online Resources page. If you have questions for one of our staff about how to improve your home education situation, or would like to partner with one of our experienced home learning families who can help you in your temporary home learning journey during the school shutdowns, feel free to call our school and we will put you in contact with someone who can help you. (503) 420-4360

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.

 

Enrichment Class Schedule and Enrollment Information

Dear DCS Families, Well, it’s finally ready – the Fall, 2017 Enrichment Class Schedule is here!  We have some very interesting offerings this term – many of which are continuing from last school year, plus several new ones. We hope that there is something...

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WELCOME BACK MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – SEPTEMBER 5TH Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  I hope all of our DCS families have enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories of your loved ones.  We are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school...

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Britannica School

Britannica School

DCS families, We have renewed our annual subscription to Britannica School and added Britannica Science for middle school. To access, go under the student portal and follow the instructions on the Britannica School page.  

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Water Test Results

Water Testing at Dallas Community School – Required Public Reporting   On August 17th the State Board of Education adopted new rules related to testing for lead in schools. This action represents a swift response by state education leaders to ensure the...

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