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Welcome to the DCS Application for the 2023-2024 School Year

 

DCS is now accepting applications for all grades K through 8th for the 2023-2024 school year. 

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2023. Applications submitted after Feb. 1, 2023 will be considered if we continue to have open seats available for the 2023-2024 school year. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The first step in the admissions process is to complete our online application here. The application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is Feb. 1, 2023. Applications submitted after Feb. 1, 2023 will be considered if we continue to have open seats available for the 2023-2024 school year. 

DCS is a K-8th grade, accredited, covenant Christian school. This means everyone on our Board, our faculty, and our staff is a professing Christian. Each of these individuals is required to agree in writing to our Statement of Faith, and to our Employee/School Covenant.

In like manner, for a student to be considered for admission to our school, we require at least one parent living with that child to be a professing Christian. In the application process, the parent must agree to our Statement of Faith, and to our Parent/School Covenant.

During the application process, you will be required to submit a letter of referral from the applicant's most recent Teacher/School Director. Click here for the Teacher referral template that is required. Letters for applicants in grades 2nd-8th should specifically address readiness for Math and English (if Math and English were taught by different teachers, you may submit 2 separate letters). 


 

If a DCS application is approved, the next step is for a student to join us on campus for a shadow day, which will also include a time for an online academic assessment. The purpose of this shadow day visit is to ensure your child is academically, developmentally, and socially ready to succeed in the application grade. 

Shadow days will occur between Jan. 23 - Mar. 15, 2023, on a Tuesday or Wednesday. You may plan for your child to join us on campus from 8:30-2:00PM on their scheduled shadow day.



 

The final step in the application process is a parent meeting. At least one parent is required to meet with us so that we may gain a better understanding of you and your family, and so you may learn more about our school. This meeting can take place on the same day as the student shadow day, or at a different time.

 

ADMISSIONS DATES

 

Nov. 1, 2022 DCS online application opens for the 2023-2024 school year at dunwoodycs.org.

Dec. 31, 2022 Pay it Forward applications due (for eligible students) at payitforwardscholarships.com.

Jan. 31, 2023 Re-enrollment and financial aid application closes for current DCS families, deposits due from current families.

Jan. 23 - Mar. 15, 2023 Student Shadow Days conducted on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for new prospective students. Parent meetings also occur.

Feb. 1, 2023 Application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications submitted after Feb. 1, 2023 will be considered if we continue to have open seats available for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Feb. 15, 2023 Financial aid deadline for new families.

By Mar. 31, 2023 Admissions decisions mailed to new families.

By Apr. 1, 2023 Admissions decisions emailed to new families.

Apr. 13, 2023 Deadline for new families to notify DCS of enrollment decision and pay tuition deposit.

May 1, 2023 Pay it Forward scholarship funds communicated to eligible students (timing may vary).


Some things to know before you get started:

  • Applicants for Kindergarten should be 5 years old before September 1
  • Applicants must not have a history of unresolved school discipline problems
  • There is $150 non-refundable application fee
  • Tuition and student fee is posted here
     

Please note: For the 2022-2023, we are at near capacity, but still accepting applications for all grades. Please email us at info@dunwoodycs.org or call 678-327-8181 between 8:15am-3:30pm Monday-Friday to determine if there are openings for your desired grade level.

File Attachments You Will Need
During the application process, you will be asked to upload a copy of the following items (some are optional):
 
Student Health Records
  • Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (Form 3300)
  • Student's Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization record (Form 3231) or Georgia form 2208
Student Readiness Documents:
  • Academic or Behavioral readiness documents (e.g. IEP, MAP test scores, Psych-Ed Evals, etc.)
  • Most recent 3 report cards/progress reports
  • Letter of referral from the applicant's most recent Teacher/School Director indicating the applicant’s behavioral, social, and academic readiness for the grade to which you are applying.
  • Letters for applicants in grades 2nd-8th should specifically address readiness for Math and English (if Math and English were taught by different teachers, you may upload 2 separate letters).

Guardian Documents:

  • Letter of referral from current Pastor/Deacon/or someone who may speak to guardian's spiritual walk and commitment as a Christian.