The transition from elementary to secondary school is significant for students and families, but it doesn’t have to be painful! Many students are very excited at the thought of a new environment in which they can experience more independence and richer social opportunities. For adults, the concern about transitions usually revolves around safety and responsibility. Below are some resources that can help your child have a happy and successful transition to DCI!

  1.  Learn how to keyboard!! We can’t emphasize how important this skill will be to your child’s success at DCI. Because we are a 1:1 technology school, everything possible will be done via technology. Free and fun keyboarding programs are available online. One site we like is Typing Club.
  2. Learn how to use public transportation. Start here!
  3. Learn how to use a cellphone responsibly. Read this
  4. Learn about appropriate internet use. Internet Safety  Guidelines  Cyberbehavior Protecting Privacy
  5. Read about Middle School. Here are some books kids and parents have enjoyed: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School (American Girl) (American Girl Library)The Middle School Survival Guide: How to Survive from the Day Elementary School Ends until the Second High School Begins, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School, Be Confident in Who You Are (Middle School Confidential Series)