Dominion
Middle School
About Us
Academic Brief
 
Challenging and Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders

Located in the heart of Clintonville, Dominion Middle School is a welcoming and vibrant neighborhood school with a diverse population of sixth through eighth grade students. Part of a strong community committed to student achievement, Dominion students are encouraged to explore, develop, engage and connect in a safe and nurturing environment. Our teachers value students as individuals and are committed to working with parents to uncover each person's unique talents, interests and strengths.

Dominion Middle School provides something for every student including numerous clubs, activities, and academic and athletic opportunities. Students can obtain high school credits; take part in robotics and honors challenge teams; compete in academic and science fairs; and learn and grow through music, drama, debate, computers and Spanish, and more.

Daily morning town hall meetings and a house system build camaraderie and reinforce values and character development. Town hall is an opportunity to showcase student voices and celebrate achievements.

Students are encouraged and empowered to become leaders and good citizens of the world through activities such as mentoring programs, composting and recycling, and the integration of social justice into community discussions.

Adding to the diverse setting, Dominion is the only Columbus City Schools middle school with a center serving the deaf community. Deaf and hard of hearing students are mainstreamed into classes at Dominion.

The very active Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) and parent base at Dominion are integral parts of the school's success. Parents can access a weekly academic newsletter, “In Touch”, coordinated by a parent volunteer and receive quarterly progress reports, student conferences, phone calls, letters, flyers and surveys.

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A Brighter Day for Our Drama Students

Dominion MS will soon receive brand new theatrical lighting equipment thanks to a Performing Arts Grant awarded by Electronic Theater Controls to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation. Valued at more than $3,000, the gift will allow students to more fully participate in and enjoy the benefits of performing arts education.



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Academic Support

Gifted & Talented Program Brochure



Community Partnerships

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Nationwide Insurance and Columbus City Schools sponsored Project Mentor; Volunteers from Time Warner Communications provides weekly reading tutoring using “Time to Read”. The Ohio State University College of Chemistry has partnered with our school in a program called WOW (Worlds of Wonder).



Curriculum

Dominion has an 8th grade curriculum which includes: Spanish 1, physical science 9, science 8, algebra 1, pre-algebra, and geometry for high school credit. Additional eighth grade core courses which are required courses are American History, English, health and physical education, physical science. Students in 8th grade may earn a maximum of 5.75 high school credits. Seventh grade students’ core classes consist of language arts and reading, social studies, math 7, pre-algebra or algebra I for high school credit; and earth science. Sixth grade students’ core courses consist of math 6, math challenge or pre-algebra; life science, reading and language arts, and social studies. All students have a choice of one elective course in the arts (instrumental music, vocal music, strings, technology and/or art). Art and technology courses are offered each semester for 6th and 7th grade students. Eighth grade students receive a high school credit for their elective course.



Dress Code:
We follow the Superintendent’s Dress Code Policy with clothing that does not detract from the educational atmosphere. For more information, click here


Fun Activities:

Students may participate in music through choir, vocal ensemble, instrumental music, rock band, and musical concerts. Students may participate in: student council, chess club, Math Counts, newspaper club, Power of the Pen, rock band, ski club, spelling bee, science fair, Invention Convention, eighth grade trip to Washington DC, drum line, Robotics, engineering club, stock market competition, WEB, drama club, Service-To-Self, Angel-In-You, jazz ensemble, Youth-to-Youth, talent show, numerous dances, district sanctioned sports include: volleyball, soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, track, baseball, and softball teams for 7th and 8th grade students.

Middle School Athletic Information



Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Lunch Menu:



Mascot:

Blue Devils



Mission Statement:
"Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."
 
 
Principal:

Principal Email Address

dflanaga@columbus.k12.oh.us



School Colors:

Blue/White

Principal - Dorothy Flanagan
(614) 365-6020  |   330 Dominion Boulevard Columbus, OH 43214
dominionms@columbus.k12.oh.us
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