Frequently Asked Questions

What grades are offered through Dayton Christian Homeschool & Independent Studies?

Grades K-12

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

Does DC Homeschool & Independent Studies 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 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 for a full day of enrichment from 9:30- 2:30 (Fifteen dates per year)
  • 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. 

 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?

  • 15 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 parents? 

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

 Is standardized testing available?

  • 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.

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

For more information, call the DC Homeschool & Independent Studies Office at (937)291-7240.