Independent Study

At our core, DSIS is a school of independent study. 

Student's grades 7-12 have a "supervisory teacher" who serves as an advisor/counselor. Students meet with the teacher 1-on-1 for one hour each week. During this meeting, teacher and student review assignments and discuss courses, college, career and life. Students have the option to take both 1:1 individual courses with their supervisory teacher or in a blended class. Most students do a mix of both.

Teacher support is readily available on our site which is open Monday through Friday during regular school hours. Our site has fast wi-fi as well as plentiful technology (PCs, chrome books, iPads) available for student use. Student's are expected to be independent learners and utilize good time management skills, but will always have the option to check in directly with a teacher for support. While there will also be support available during open hours at DSIS, we also offer daily tutorials in all core subjects. These small support sessions are one hour long and offered in all core subjects.

DSIS students also have the ability to take courses off-site at one of the district's Junior High site, at Davis Senior High School or at a local community college. 

DSIS works in partnership with UC Davis to provide free tutoring for all grades. This is available in addition to our regular tutorial schedule.