Features at a glance
Career technical education courses
An organic garden on campus
Ecology and environment learning programs
School-based sports and athletics clubs
Parent involvement programs, including a parent center
Support from a Military Family Life counselor
Supports for LGBTQIA students, including a GSA club
Wellness programs and onsite wellness coordinator
Safe and inclusive anti-bullying leadership programs
Community and business partnerships
Before and after school care
Additional Visual and Performing Arts clubs, partnerships, and opportunities
Gifted and Talented Education
Integrated project-based learning
At Dana Middle School, we offer programs such as Gifted and Talented Education (GATE – Cluster and Seminar) and Special Education supports in order to meet the academic needs of all our special needs students. Our core program follows the California State Standards by implementing the Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science Frameworks.
Complementing our core program (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science), Dana Middle School offers a comprehensive Physical Education program. The Physical Education department focuses on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and skill development. We have a multi-purpose room that supports our students’ fitness program.
Dana Middle School offers a variety of electives. Our electives include Instrumental Music, Drama, Musical Theater, Art, Exploring Computers, Journalism, Associated Student Body (ASB), Creative Writing, and Technology Support Services (TSS).
We have a library media center that provides students with instructional resources including digital and print instructional resources. Our library is open before school, as well as during lunch time five days per week.
At Dana Middle School, we encourage and advocate for parental involvement at all levels. Dana Middle School’s School Site Council, School Site Governance Team, and the Dana Association meet monthly. We have an active Parent Association that fundraises in order to provide academic enrichment opportunities and extracurricular activities for all children. In order to inform parents about school events and student progress, we send weekly e-blasts, regularly update our website, and send six-week progress reports to all families. Families will have access to PowerSchool’s “Parent Portal”, a web-based application that will allow parents to log in and view their child’s academic performance in the core subjects anytime.
You will find that Dana Middle School provides a nurturing and rigorous educational experience to meet the individual needs of our students.