Are you an accredited school?
Yes, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancED) and 99% member of the National Christian Schools Association.
What percentage of graduates choose to further their education after graduation?
What is your average class size?
- Early Childhood Learning Center -- 15
- Elementary -- 15
- Middle School -- 18
- High School -- 18
Where can I find the Parent & Student Handbook?
The DC Parent & Student Handbook can always be found on the website under the About Us section.
What about school supplies?
- Grades K3-4th grade will be charged a supply fee and the teacher will furnish all school supplies. The amount will be given to you at the orientation in August.
- The supply list for 5th - 8th grade students will be available on the documents page by June 1st.
- There is not a published supply list for 9th - 12th grade. If the teacher requires specific supplies, he/she will let the students know on the first day the class meets. Otherwise, students are free to organize their materials in the manner that suits them best.
Can I go online and check my students' grades?
- Yes! DC offers a parent web portal called MyBackpack. You can always use the MyBackpack tab on the top left corner of our website for access. You will need a username and password to access information.
- MyBackpack can also be used to monitor your account, pay for Extended Day and to re-enroll for the next school year.
- We will be switching to Renweb for grades starting the 2017-2018 school year.
What are your school’s office hours?
Our school's office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What are the school’s start and end times?
- K3 -- 7:50 to 11:00
- K4/K5/LEAP -- 7:50 to 2:30
- Early Childhood Learning Center - 1st Grade -- 7:50 to 3:00
- Elementary -- 7:50 to 3:00
- Middle School -- 8:15 to 3:25
- High School -- 8:15 to 3:10
When and where do I drop off and pick up my student?
- The carpool line for grades K3-1st begins unloading at 7:50 a.m. Students will be loaded back into cars in the carpool line at 11:00 for K3, 2:30 for K4, K5 and LEAP, & 2:55 for 1st-5th grades.
- Students in 6th-8th grades can be dropped off as early as 7:15 in the Middle School. Classes begin at 8:15 (except for athletics) and MS students are dismissed at 3:25.
- Students in 9th-12th grades can be dropped off as early as 7:15 in the High School. Classes begin at 8:15. The school day ends at 3:10 (athletics may end later and all practices are after school).
How do I get in the gate on campus during the school day?
- The safety and security of our students and staff is a matter of utmost concern. Therefore, our campus gates will close after drop off time and will reopen for afternoon
pick up. All buildings on campus are locked 24/7 unless there is a large event. Parents are always welcome at DC. When visiting campus, please enter the gate code provided
to you (grades K3-5th) or use the family code on the back of the ID card given to 6th-12th grade students (pictured below) to open the campus gate off Republic Parkway.
- The 4th digit code as indicated on the picture is your family code to enter the Republic Parkway gate during school hours up until 9:00 p.m. Parents and all visitors to buildings on campus must be granted access from a DC employee.
How can I volunteer?
- Parent volunteers are key to the success of Dallas Christian School. The DC Parent Teacher Organization (DC PTO) will be happy to help you find your fit for a volunteer position. DC PTO has volunteer positions such as Lower School Room Coordinators to Upper School Grade Level Coordinators, other classroom helpers and lunchroom/workroom volunteers. You will be introduced to your child's building PTO Vice President at the New Family Reception. Building VPs can plug you in and get you involved.
- The Dallas Christian Athletic Association is another great way to get involved. The DCAA needs volunteers to work the concession stands at home games and more. This is a great way to support Dallas Christian athletics and get to know other DC families.
What food service is available?
Signature Services, a third party catering company, provides food for purchase for all grades. All lunch accounts must be clear before report cards/transcripts can be released at the end of the school year.
Is after school care available?
Yes! DC offers extended care for students in grades K3-8th grade. Tuition and details for this program can be found on the registration form.
Do you have summer programs?
Yes. Our Charger Summer Camp programs will provide your child the chance to develop character, learn valuable life skills, develop a stronger relationship with God, make new friends, and discover new interests. At Dallas Christian Charger Summer Camp, our goal is to be the right place that will meet the needs of your child. Our program offers a variety of activities including field trips, outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, individual activities, team activities, and much more. Our summer camp program is capable of providing a fantastic summer experience.
Is bus service available?
DC does offer the Charger Express bus service from one location in Rockwall. The bus picks up in the mornings and drops off in the afternoons from the Lake Pointe Church on I-30. Bus free information and more details can be found here.
What about summer reading?
- Students entering grades 6-12 will have a summer reading assignment for their English class. Teachers in other subjects may assign a summer assignment as well. All summer reading assignments will be available by grade beginning June 1 on our website. Look for the "Summer Reading" icon in the top, left corner of the home page OR under Academics.
- Most grade levels offer a week long Summer Reading Camp through our Charger Summer Camp program. This is a wonderful opportunity for your student to complete or get a jumpstart on summer reading assignments.
What about athletic forms for upper school students?
- Students in 7th-12th grades that wish to participate in athletics must complete all of the TAPPS athletic forms. This includes a physical form.
- Forms can be picked up in the athletic office during the school year, in the Admissions office during the summer months, or downloaded click here .
How do I sign up to receive alerts from the school?
Sign up for text and/or e-mail alerts here. You can choose to receive alerts regarding athletic events, campus-wide alerts or both. Campus-wide alerts would cover school closings, weather updates, emergency notifications and other important DC notifications.
What is your inclement weather policy?
In the event of inclement weather, we will choose from three options – DC will close, delay the opening of school, or remain open. We will alert local television stations to broadcast our decision in the early morning hours. Safety is our primary concern in deciding whether school opens during inclement weather. It is impossible to know the road conditions in all areas, so we urge you to use your own judgment in deciding whether your child should go to school.
Why should we choose a Christian education?
There are many factors that go into deciding of where to send your child to school. We believe the school should be an extension of the church and home. Put differently, when families partner with their local church and their child’s school, they develop strong bonds that are not easily broken. Christian education is distinct because we are intently focused on helping our students to develop a Biblical worldview. In other words, we are committed to fully equipping our students to attend the best colleges and universities by promoting a rigorous academic experience, as well as helping our students to experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Dallas Christian School is committed to being a school that practices Luke 2:52: “Helping children grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man.”
Do the students attend chapel and Bible class?
Because Dallas Christian School values the Spiritual journey of every student, we intentionally create time each day for students in Biblical study and worship. As a part of our curriculum, each day students attend Bible classes that offer a blend of creative Bible teaching with relevant life application. Also, every day students spend time in worship together. This time of worship or "chapel" offers a variety of rich experiences including singing, focused prayer time, small group discussion, and guest speakers. Ultimately, at Dallas Christian we want all of our students to embrace a lifestyle of worship that invites the application of the Bible into their own Spiritual journey.
What do you teach in your MS/HS Bible classes?
This is a very important question and one that we take seriously. But, our Bible classes at Dallas Christian are a part of a much larger question. The question we think
best informs our teaching is: What does it mean for a student to develop a thriving relationship with Christ? In this, we believe it is paramount for all Bible classes
to be taught through a healthy understanding of how God reveals himself through the person and work of Jesus Christ. And we believe this is revealed in the story of Scripture.
Speaking of Scripture...
As Bible teachers, our conviction is that the Bible tells an overarching story (through both the Old and New Testament) of how God desires a relationship with us. As God revealed his purposes in Creation and continued his promises through Abraham and Israel, God ultimately fulfills his purpose for us in Christ. And He continues his promise and purpose through the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is the relationship we were made to enjoy. So, if relationship is our goal, then our mission is to teach students how to develop such a relationship. Using the story of the Bible as a road map, we want our students to be familiar with key concepts and themes that will guide them on this journey. So, words like kingdom, gospel, mission, church, and justice are not contained to a place or specific location. Rather, these words are discovered as consistent guideposts that help them participate in the story that Scripture teaches.
What does Bible participation look like at Dallas Christian?
Our students participate in this story in a number of ways. These include small group discussion, chapel presentations, prayer experiences, meaningful times of worship, and several opportunities for mission and service work. In other words to narrow the experience of our Bible program down to a “class” is a short-sighted view of our mission. Our goal is for students to leave Dallas Christian with the opportunity to develop a thriving relationship with the God who reveals Himself through Jesus Christ.
- We believe appearance reflects values and affects behavior. Uniforms are an important tool in creating an appropriate tone of our learning environment.
- Mills Uniform Company is the supplier for DC and all shorts, skirts, pants and shirts must be the Mills brand. Their local store address is 13615 Welch Rd., Unit 102, Dallas, TX 75244. 972.385.3121. Please call Mills to check store hours before making a trip to their store.
- Online shopping is available at www.millswear.com
- Once you are enrolled, you will receive notifications from Mills and DC when Mills has in-store and online sales.
- Mills will host an on-campus event each summer (typically in July) where you are able to purchase new uniform components on our campus (there are no discounts at this event).
- The DC PTO hosts a Uniform Resale Event in July of each year. DC has a uniform resale closet upon year round. This is located in the Elementary building on our campus.
- All students in 6th-12th grades will be issued an iPad mini. 6th grade students will not receive their iPads until after the first 9 weeks of school.
- iPad insurance is available for purchase and is highly recommended. All iPads issued to students must be in working order with no cracked screens at the end of each school year.
- Acceptable use guidelines for iPads and other technology can be found in the DC Parent & Student Handbook.
FACTS Monthly Bank Draft Enrollment
Enrollment in Dallas Christian School's FACTS payment plan is only available online. Signing up is easy, please follow these steps:
- Go to the FACTS website, https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3CBV5
- Click on create an account.