Dominion
Middle School
Academics
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 participtate in and enjoy the benefits of performing arts education.



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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.



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