The Advisement program is a cornerstone of the DCIS experience, serving as a consistent home community for students. Each Advisement class consists of approximately 20 students in the same grade who develop close, supportive relationships with one another and with their teacher. To the extent possible, students remain with the same peer group and Advisement teacher throughout their time at DCIS.
Advisement provides time and space to build community, monitor progress toward continuation (middle school) and graduation (high school), develop and refine student portfolios, discuss current events, attend community meetings, and more. Advisement also provides an opportunity for students to develop school and community service project ideas and allows time for students to log service hours completed.