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Davis School for Independent Study provides an academically challenging course of study in an enriching educational environment that considers and supports each student as it fosters academic, personal, and social growth.


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DSIS Recycles Cartridges!

DSIS Recycles Cartridges!

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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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Congratulations to Jack Riley DSIS Student of the Month!

Jack Riley is one of the most responsible and upbeat students I have ever worked with. He takes initiative with his schoolwork, delves into interesting topics, and enjoys learning. Jack has been a DSIS student since his junior year and the independent study model works well for him. Undaunted by hard work, Jack made the decision to graduate a semester early and even with the added coursework, he consistently attends his meetings and completes all of his work. At his meetings, he asks great questions and thinks about what he has studied, creating a meaningful experience for himself. Once he graduates, he intends to pursue training to become a licensed personal trainer and perhaps a massage therapist as well. Jack is capable, disciplined, and will undoubtedly contribute greatly to his community. Congratulations, Jack!  ~ Cathy Scarr

Enrollment at DSIS

DSIS is no longer taking applications for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.  The next student enrollments will take place at the beginning of our second semester, which starts on Monday, January 23, 2017.  If you are  interested in enrolling your student at DSIS for the second semester 2016-2017 school year and the student is in grades 7-12, please call the office at 530.757.5333 to register for the next student / parent information meeting that will take place on January 9, 2017 starting at 4:45.   Please note that this 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 can take one to 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.

Please do not forget to call or email the secretary at cmartell@djusd.net to sign up for the meeting.  Please provide the following information: student name, parent name, grade for the next school year, current school and a phone number that we can call and remind you about the meeting.   Meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Monday of each month.  

If you have a student in grades k-6, please call the office at 530.757.5333, ext. 370 to make an appointment with the counselor.

We welcome all prospective students to contact DSIS to see if this is the right program for them.  


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

Unitrans Bus Line changes made to Serve High School and Later Start Times at Junior High Schools.

The former S and T lines have been combined into a new T line; image available at link below. The route provides stops that are relatively close to Harper Junior High (on Alhambra at Atlantis) and ...more


#Love4DJUSDstaff: Celebrate an outstanding DJUSD employee Has there been a teacher, counselor, principal, secretary, custodian or other school employee who has made a big difference to you and your family? Help us recognize the excellence of Davis Joint Unified School District employees by emailing your celebration to Love4DJUSDstaff@djusd.net (photos optional). We plan to post your submissions on our DJUSD Recognition webpage. You can also make a comment on the DJUSD Facebook page; be sure to use the hashtag #Love4DJUSDstaff in your comment! 

Tutoring Requests

DSIS will start taking tutoring requests in the fall for the 2016/17 school year.  If you need a form, please stop in the office or click here to download a request form.  Thank you to the excellent UC Davis student tutors for participating in this program! 





We All Belong: Safe and Welcoming Schools for All

Davis Schools Community Forum

Brunelle Theatre, Davis Senior High School

Monday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 pm


Over the last month, the Davis Joint Unified School District has communicated with parents, staff and the community our commitment to ensuring that school remains a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression.  In order to reaffirm our values, DJUSD is crafting a resolution for adoption at the Board of Education meeting scheduled for February 2.  In addition to the variety of ways we have been gathering input (community events, visiting school sites, and learning from your phone calls and emails as part of our usual process to maintain a positive school climate) we would like to invite you to attend a DJUSD-led community forum about safe schools to share your experience and perspectives.  To read recent communications from our Superintendent on this topic,  visit www.djusd.net and click on Superintendent Communication.


Spanish interpretation will be available at the event.


Did you know that DSIS has a FaceBook page?  Check us out and like us!  https://www.facebook.com/DSIS-1642528966024771/



What Inspires DSIS Students?

Have you ever wondered what inspires DSIS students to do such great work?  We have posed that very question to DSIS students and staff and the office bulletin board is slowly getting inspirational messages.  We encourage every student to exercise their voice and thoughts by submitting something that touches or inspires them.  This board is quickly becoming a source of inspiration, please help us keep the board growing!


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DSIS School Year Hours


8:00 - 2:30

Tuesday - Thursday



8:00 - 3:30


CAASPP 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.


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.  Last year we had close encounters where people driving in the parking lot almost hit students who were being dropped off or picked up.  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 decrease congestion in the parking lot area and will also 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.

Also remember that the parking lot at DSIS/District Office has very few visitor parking spots.  All other parking spots are reserved for staff.  Please make sure that you only park in a visitor spot and do not block access to any of the reserved spots.  The area in front of the bike racks should not be used as a parking and/or waiting spot as we need this spot for emergency vehicles. 

DSIS Holds Mock Election - Clinton Wins with DSIS Students!

DSIS Students In Action

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Parking at DSIS

Parking at DSIS can be tricky. Please remember that the parking lot is for DSIS and District Office employees only. Parking spots are assigned to employees and at times 2 employees share a spot, so parking in one may result in you being blocked in by an employee that may not be able to move their car immediately. There is 2 hour parking on the street. Please click here for City of Davis parking rules and regulations. You may also click here for a map of city parking permits surrounding DSIS. 

Pictures Have Moved

Check out the new DSIS picture page and see DSIS students in action! 

Click here to view the page.