Frequently Asked Questions

What grades are offered through Dayton Christian Homeschool?

Grades K-12

  • DC Homeschool Enrichment Program for students in Grades K-5
  • DC Homeschool Hybrid program for students in Grades 6-12

What is required of the primary teaching parent?

  • Testify to be a practicing born-again believer
  • View home school education as a commitment and a calling
  • Not have regular employment during normal school hours regardless of age of student enrolled
  • Have ability to plan for and teach at his/her child’s educational level and accept responsibility to do so
  • Accept responsibility for attending all scheduled meetings
  • Earned a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Adhere to the DC Homeschool Academic Handbook

Does DC Homeschool require using certain curriculum?

  • Families have freedom to choose the best curriculum for their children, in accordance with the DC Statement of Faith and DC Homeschool Academic Handbook
  • DC Homeschool’s Curriculum Coordinator can recommend and advise parents on various curricula.
  • Curricula is available to be borrowed by from the Homeschool Library.
  • The Homeschool Library has thousands of items to borrow including teachers’ manuals, textbooks, test banks, audio-visual aids, games, manipulatives, and enrichment materials. (All workbooks or non-DC curriculum is purchased by families.)

  What are EXCEL days? 

  • EXCEL stands for EXperience Creative Enriching Learning
  • EXCEL meets on the Dayton Christian School campus twice per month from 9:30- 2:30.
  • Parents drop off children Grades K – 5; parents are not required to stay.
  • Includes a lunch period and recess
  • Classes vary each year, but all courses are taught from a Christian worldview by qualified teachers. 
  • View this year’s Course Catalog.

 Is a uniform required on campus/at EXCEL?

  • Uniforms are required when attending any class on campus at Dayton Christian School. 

What social opportunities are available?

  • 14 EXCEL days per year
  • Field trips
  • Family events: Winter Wonderland, Expert’s Night, EXCELebration,
  • Athletic and drama participation
  • Participation in ACSI Events: Spelling Bee and Speech Meet, and Math Olympics.

 Is enrichment offered to the teaching parent? 

  • Periodic training workshops
  • “Starting Strong” summer seminars
  • Fellowship events
  • Through Academic Advisors and DC Homeschool staff
  • A Moms in Prayer group meets during EXCEL mornings. 

What services are provided for students with special needs?

  • DC Homeschool students have access to specialized testing services through the DCS Educational Assessment Office.
  • For students whose test scores qualify for special needs, the Educational Assessment Office will provide the student with an Individualized Services Plan, or ISP.

What does an Academic Advisor provide?

  • Academic Advisors offer teaching suggestions, accountability, encouragement, prayer, and support academic progress
  • With the input of the primary teaching parent, a progress report will be completed by the Academic Advisor at the end of each semester.

 Do students have to participate in standardized testing?

  • Testing is required each spring for every K-5 student.
  • Standardized testing is administered in the spring under the supervision of the DCS Homeschool Director, staff and EXCEL teachers.
  • Students who have accommodations in their Individual Services Plans (ISP) may complete yearly testing with the Educational Assessment Office. 

What opportunities are available for high school students?

  • Engage in academically rigorous, Biblically-based courses
  • Eligible to participate in athletic, drama, pep band and other campus activities including May Term, sports and social events, senior trip, chapel, senior retreat, graduation ceremony, and more.
  • Access to stimulating elective courses
  • Accredited DC diploma available
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