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The goal of Desert Christian Middle School is to provide a caring, student-oriented, Christ-centered setting for enthusiastic and cooperative young people in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades with the goal of meeting our students' intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual needs.



  • Let's Go Learn Diagnostic: Learning diagnostic used to identify gaps in math and reading, which is taken upon enrollment.
Advanced students: 
ACCESS (Achievement Centered Challenge Events for Successful Students) Honors trips for kids with a 3.5 GPA with no C's
Honors English and Math Classes including a High School Level Algebra Class
Struggling students:
IEP support
Free daily after-school tutoring
Daily academic intervention at lunch
Lower English and math classes
  • ​​​​​​​Technology:
    • Google Classroom and Chromebook usage in all classrooms
    • Two science labs
    • IXL Math Support, Accelerated Reader, and SAVASS Science


Emotional Needs

DCMS has a school student advocate who meets with students who are in need of emotional support.


Physical Needs

  • Structured physical education classes five days per week
  • After School Athletics:
    • Fall Sports: cheer, cross country, & volleyball
    • Winter Sports: cheer, basketball, & soccer
    • Spring Sports: track


Social Needs

  • After School Socials: Fall Festival, Christmas Festival, & grade-level socials
  • After School Clubs: Spanish, Baking, Art, Speech and Drama, Yearbook, Music, Christian Service, and more!
  • Class and grade-level field trips, including:
    • Sixth Grade: Great Wolf Lodge
    • Seventh Grade: San Diego Safari Park
    • Eighth Grade: Catalina


Spiritual Needs

  • Weekly chapels including student-led chapel
  • Service projects which give students an opportunity to serve in our community


Lisa Costello

Middle School Principal