The mission of Dunsmuir Community Day School is to provide a coordinated, comprehensive, and innovative approach to empower at-risk youth to attain their individual academic and behavioral objectives so they may reach their highest potential: personally, academically, vocationally and socially.
The vision for Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District is to enhance individual student learning through responsible, participatory, respectful and interactive educational practices.
Dunsmuir Community Day School is located in the town of Dunsmuir. Founded in 1886, the town sits amidst the majestic mountains of Northern California, just nine miles south of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta. Over the years, visitors craving a connection with the heritage of the California railroad and seeking outdoor adventure have found Dunsmuir to be a unique, charming place where both worlds meld into one.
There is currently one high school and one community day school in the Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District. Dunsmuir Community Day School was opened in 1998 and has provided alternative educational opportunities since that time. Dunsmuir Community Day School was established to serve high-risk students in the District and provides services for expelled students. In the last 10 years, more than 40 students have graduated with a high school diploma and have gone on to attend college, serve in the U.S. military, and contribute through the workforce.
What makes Dunsmuir CDS special is the willingness of the DJUHSD administration and Board of Trustees to serve all students within the District. There is a willingness to flex the program and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students. The entire DJUHSD staff is involved with all students and their well-being.