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