During Program

Can parents visit DECATS for morning or afternoon assemblies?

2022-05-28T09:51:00-05:00May 28, 2022|

Yes! Parents may join us for our morning and afternoon assemblies. Please consult the daily schedule for those times. In the morning, we kick off each day with great songs, fellowship, fun activities and prayer. In the afternoon, we regather as a community for song, fellowship, great course presentations and prayer. Each day, two courses will give a brief presentation or demonstration on what's happening in that course, and one course will lead the community in a creative or thematic closing prayer to end the day. The presentation & prayer schedule of courses will be available to participants in myStatus. [...]

What do Scholars bring to the program daily?

2022-05-27T20:03:49-05:00May 27, 2022|

A lunch that doesn't require heating or refrigeration. A non-glass water bottle - filled with water only, please! You'll be able to refill it during the day. A simple backpack to hold your lunch, water bottle and anything you’ll carry with you throughout the day. We’ve got a fully-stocked supply bag and notebook waiting for you!

What is the program’s daily schedule?

2021-03-28T13:50:13-05:00December 6, 2020|

7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Extended Day* 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. Morning Carpool & Dropoff 8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Morning Assembly: Song, Fellowship & Prayer 8:50 - 9:50 a.m. First Period: Manners to Morals 9:55 - 10:55 a.m. Second Period: Perspectives 11:00 am - 12:00 p.m. Third Period: Elective Course 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Lunch & Recreation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Fourth Period: Elective Course 2:05 - 3:05 p.m. Fifth Period: Elective Course 3:10 - 3:40 p.m. Afternoon Assembly: Song, Fellowship, Course Presentations & Prayer 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Carpool & Pickup 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Extended Day* *Extra [...]

Do Scholars need to buy school supplies or bring anything special?

2022-05-27T20:05:59-05:00August 10, 2020|

Taking a photography course? We provide the camera. Ready to refine your fine arts? We've got your pallete and paint. Headed for the science lab? A lab kit of goggles, apron and gloves are all ready for you. In other words, we've got everything you'll need. Each Scholar receives a personal pencil bag of supplies for use throughout the program that includes: pencil bag, pens, pencils, scissors, eraser, highlighter, sharpener, glue stick, markers, colored pencils. Scholars scheduled in technology courses also receive a flash drive for storing their materials. All of these items may be taken home at the conclusion [...]

What do Scholars wear to the program?

2022-05-31T11:21:02-05:00August 10, 2020|

Our dress code is summer casual: t-shirts, shorts and sneakers, with designated DECATS t-shirt days on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. While in a comfortable and relaxed academic setting, with time for movement both indoors and outdoors, clothes must remain tasteful and appropriate for our setting. Scholars must wear the current summer's thematic shirt on the last Tuesday* of the program for our annual group photo. (*Returning Families: in previous years, this was the first Tuesday. Beginning in 2021, this now takes place on the last Tuesday.)

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