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DSIS Mission

Davis School for Independent Study is a small, innovative school for students in grades K-12 offering differentiated, high-quality curricular pathways to pursue educational and career goals. We combine independent study, home school, on-site classes, access to other high school and community college courses, and community learning experiences all incorporating individually tailored, challenging and engaging curriculum. We value and prioritize in personal attention and strong relationships between staff, families and students.

DSIS Vision

DSIS endeavors to offer engaging and innovative curricular opportunities while building and fostering personal and individualized relationships with our students. We strive to offer multiple pathways to success while still maintaining a small, family-like community.

Short Term Independent Study

Please click HERE to fill out the request sheet for Short Term Independent Study (STIS).  Please click HERE for more information on the Short Term Independent Study program (formerly known as travel study).

Please note that the Short Term Independent Study program ends on May 29th for this school year.  Students must return from STIS by May 29th.  Any absences beyond May 29th should be coordinated with the student's school and teachers. 


DJUSD Secondary School Schedules

CC3 Math Class and HomeSchool Program Share a Math Lesson!

We All Belong Safe and Welcoming Schools. Check out the DJUSD webpage here.


DSIS Recycles Cartridges!

DSIS Recycles Cartridges!

Are you 18? Click Here to Register to Vote

Secretary of State - Register to Vote

DSIS Is On FaceBook

Click HERE to visit the DSIS FaceBook page and make sure to like us so that you get updates!  



Support DSIS

You can help DSIS by clipping and turning in Box tops for Education

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Ready for 7th Grade??

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New Student Registration at DSIS

DSIS is no longer accepting students for the 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in enrolling for the 2018-19 school year, there will be information meeting on May 29th at 11:00 a.m. We will also hold a meeting in August (date to be determined).  Click here to register for the next information meeting date.  If you have trouble accessing the form you can also call the office at 530.757.5333, or email cmartell@djusd.net to register for the meeting.  

Attending the information meeting is the first step in enrolling at DSIS.  At this mandatory meeting, parents and students will learn about DSIS and will be able to make a determination as to whether DSIS is a good fit for the student.  Within two days after this meeting, the student will return to DSIS to write a short essay and turn in their application.  Once these two items have been received, the school counselor will schedule meetings with the student, parent and current school counselor to determine what courses the student will take.  The entire process takes two weeks, depending on individual students.  If the student is currently on an IEP or 504, meetings will need to be held before enrollment in DSIS to make sure that DSIS is an appropriate option for the student.

For students in grades K-6 we have an elementary homeschool program where the parent is the primary teacher.  Please call the school counselor at 530.757.5333, ext. 370 to make an appointment to learn more about this program. 

Congratulations Jamie Wales

DSIS teacher Jamie Wales was honored by the Davis VFW Post 6949 as Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations Jamie for all of your hard work at DSIS! 


DSIS Student of the Month for Davis Sunrise Rotary

When Nick Wohglemuth began at DSIS in the 9th grade, he was reserved and reluctant to engage with peers and staff.  It took a while for his true personality to reveal itself.  We now know that underneath that quiet exterior, lies a witty, intelligent, creative and thoughtful individual.  Nick possesses great intellectual curiosity and a passion for understanding the world around him.  He is a natural-born scientist.  Nick thinks critically and analyzes well beyond the textbook information.  For example, this young man knows more about designing spacecraft than all of the science teachers in the Davis Joint School District put together.  His science teacher, Lori McKee, states, “Nick is probably one of the most naturally brilliant students that I’ve ever had the pleasure to teach.”  Everyone at DSIS will miss Nick as he graduates this June.  How fulfilling it is as teachers to see a student respond to our efforts and grow so beautifully. We have seen Nick develop into a confident and delightful member of our community. We are very proud to count him as a DSIS graduate!


Check out the DSIS Kudos Board! Anyone can leave a message!



Friday, May 25: There is break in the water line on Valley Oak campus. Maintenance teams will be to turning off the water. Students at the Children's Center and Da Vinci High are being sent home and afternoon preschool will not be held.


Yesterday evening, Da Vinci High students and parents reported a concerning message posted to social media threatening a school shooting today. The Da Vinci administration received copies of this post and worked through the night with DJUSD Administration and the Davis Police Department to address the matter. While this investigation is ongoing we can confirm that the student that posted the message has been identified and will not be present on campus today. All schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, including Da Vinci High School and the Valley Oak Preschool Programs are open today.


DJUSD Administrative personnel and Davis Police Department will be present on the Da Vinci High campus today to ensure student and staff well-being safety and address any questions they have. If you have information that might be helpful to the investigation, please contact Davis Police directly at 530-747-5400 and press "0" to reach Dispatch.


We understand that there are many students and families across our district that may share concerns about this matter. If you feel that your child needs support, please contact your school principal.


Student safety and the security of our schools is our top priority. We thank you for your support of students, staff and schools.


Happy Classified School Employees Week! Classified employees do the critical work that keeps our schools safe, clean and efficient. We are grateful to each one of them as they work to students every day. Classified employees include our food service workers, groundskeepers, custodians, maintenance and operations team, office and technical staff, paraeducators, and more.   #Love4DJUSDstaff


2018-19 DSIS Course Catalog

DSIS School Hours

Monday 8:00 - 4:30

Tuesday 8:00 - 4:30

Wednesday 10:00 - 4:30

Thursday 8:00 - 4:30

Friday 8:00 - 3:30

Dropping Students off at DSIS

The parking lot at DSIS/District Office is a very busy place.  There is constant traffic with staff and visitors coming and going. We understand the frustrations of trying to find a parking spot or a place to drop or pick up your student.  In order to keep your students safe, we are asking parents/guardians to drop your children off for DSIS classes in front of the building along B Street.  This will help to keep your children safe as they will not have to walk in the parking lot.  There is two hour parking in front of DSIS/District Office on B street where you can pull over to drop your child off or wait for your child.  Two hour parking is also available along C street.  The driving areas of the parking lot should not be used as a parking and/or waiting spot as we need this spot for emergency vehicles. 

CAASPP and CAST Practice Tests

Click here to access the CAASPP practice tests.  

Click on the Student Interface, Practice and Training Tests

In the Sign In area, keep all values as guest

Click Sign In

Select the grade level

Select which practice test you would like your child to take.