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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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DSIS Welcomes New Principal

DSIS is pleased to welcome Principal Rob Kinder on Monday, April 17th!  More information will follow. 

Congratulations to Ava Falkenstrom DSIS Student of the Month!

I’m happy to announce that Ava has received the Davis Rotary Student of the Month award.  She was nominated by me her teacher and fellow staff here at DSIS.   She has been a stellar student, kind and considerate - she’s a pleasure to work with.  Every week she is on time and ready with her work.  She is extremely bright and articulate, and the effort she puts forth in her work really shows she is passionate about learning.  Ava has a talent for Creative Writing.  She expressed her goal to study psychology and marketing in college.  In the future, she’d like to combine those studies  with her love for writing.  My one regret with Ava is that I wish I met her sooner.  She’s a pleasure to work with and know.  In just a few months she will be graduating but this is just the beginning -  I know when given the opportunity, she will go far and make a real difference in the world.  

-Christine Easton

Chicks at DSIS

Enrollment at DSIS

DSIS is no longer taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  If you are  interested in enrolling your student at DSIS for the 2017-18  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 May 22nd 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 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.

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!


#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! 




This year is the 50th Anniversary of Davis’ Holmes Junior High School! Holmes was founded in 1966, and has been one of Davis’ Junior High schools, teaching thousands of children and contributing to our community. Its mascot is the Patriot. The namesake of the school is Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a well-known American poet and author.


To celebrate, Holmes is holding our 50th Anniversary Open House on April 27th, 2017. We are also collecting artifacts to be placed in a time capsule that will be buried in the grounds of Holmes. If you have any items that you feel could be put in it, bring them to the front office of Holmes. We are also creating a Display Case in the library. The theme of this is “50 years of faces”. Feel free to bring anything that you feel will represent this subject, prior to the event. The deadline for these items is April 21st.


The Open House Celebration begins at 6:00pm, and ends at 8pm. It will be at Holmes. The address is 1220 Drexel Drive, Davis CA. All families are welcome! We would especially like to invite any Holmes alumni from years past or former Holmes students currently attending district schools. Wear any Holmes memorabilia that you own and come ready to have a good time! There will be food vendors, music performances, and activities around campus, so bring your family and get food and sit in the grass to watch students perform. We hope to see you soon!



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 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.


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.