Details overview

Hours 08:20 AM - 03:30 PM
School leader Glenn Vos, Superintendent
Transportation options None
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Religious affiliation Christian
Schedule Block scheduling
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning DMCS seeks to promote the development of the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our teachers strive to differentiate instruction to meet the varied learning styles of individual students.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
6
Music
including: Theory
4
AP Classes
including: Chemistry
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Graphics
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Photography
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish
AP classes offered Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
United States History

Support

10
Facilities
including: Gym
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Gifted and talented programs
Remediation
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 2 years old
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Lunch
Afternoon Snack

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 93% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Power lifting / Weight lifting
9
Boys Sports
including: Track
11
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Track
Clubs Community service
Debate
Drama club
Drill team
Flag girls
Marching band
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:45 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Parent involvement details Parent volunteers are appreciated and encouraged in all areas of our educational program. In additional to classroom volunteering, opportunities exist for parents to involve themselves in the varied Parent Teacher Fellowship, Athletic Booster Club and Fine Arts Boosters activities.

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Coach(es)
College counselor
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
School counselor
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Families are invited to schedule a tour and learn more about DMCS. We also offer shadow days for students. Contact the Admissions Office at (515) 252-2480 or visit the admissions page of our website to request a tour or submit your initial application.
Learn more Https://www.dmcs.org/admissions.aspx
Application requirements Application
Interview
Tuition range (low) $6,000
Tuition range (high) $7,700.00
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012