Tuition-Free Education That Puts Students First: Dimensions Collaborative K-12 {SPONSORED}


While everybody enjoys learning, not everyone enjoys school. When learning is personalized, learners can thrive. Dimensions Collaborative School (DCS) is a K-12, tuition-free student-driven program with learning centers operating throughout San Diego County. Dimensions Collaborative School is guided by an educational philosophy in which the learner, rather than standards or curriculum, is at the center of a students’ learning plan.

dimensions collaborative k-12With the guidance of a California-credentialed Educational Facilitator, learners are empowered to pursue deeper and more meaningful learning by creating and following a learning plan and designing a network which integrates specific standards with their unique learning needs and interests. Students work with others both within and outside their grade level and have access to facilitators and mentors with a wide variety of talents and backgrounds. Optional group instruction is offered at learning centers 2-4 days per week and multiple opportunities are provided for other specialized instruction and real-world learning.

Dimensions Collaborative K-12

During their educational journeys, students demonstrate mastery by making progress toward expertise in areas related to their goals, autonomy through choice and self-directed learning activities, and a sense of purpose by participating in authentic learning which contributes to something larger than themselves. Learning has purpose by engaging in discussions, activities, and work products which contribute to developing their maximum potential.

Dimensions Collaborative K-12At Dimensions Collaborative students have access to a wide variety of materials and experiential opportunities, which include VEX IQ Robotics, AVID, and Project Lead the Way. DCS also offers a full array of other activities and scholastic benefits such as: Mock Trial, Student Expos, Online Classes, Real-World Apprenticeships, Organized Sports, Theater Art, Prom and Grad Night.

Dimensions Collaborative K-12In December 2017, the San Diego County Office of Education unanimously approved countywide charter petitions for Dimensions Collaborative School and Community Montessori, its sister school. The schools are the first two countywide benefit charters approved by the county in the last 15 years.

Dimensions Collaborative K-12

DCS is currently enrolling students for spring 2019. Please visit for more information. If you would like to tour one of our learning centers, please contact Greg Hartman (North County San Diego) at 760-560-7664 or Elisa Hilliard (South County San Diego) at 619-838-0045. 

This is a Dimensions Collaborative sponsored post, but as always, all thoughts expressed are 100% my own.


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