Welcome to High School!
We believe our students are created on purpose, for a purpose. As a high school community, we pursue that purpose as we learn and grow into the people God has called us to be. Our students are equipped with confidence in their knowledge, faith, identity, and gifts to thrive as they enter into college, career, and calling in the world.
are equipped to be servant-hearted leaders, critical thinkers, effective communicators, accomplished learners and passionate apprentices of Christ.
Our curriculum is designed to prepare your child for success at college. The DMC portrait of a graduate comes alive during the high school years as we push your child to become a servant-hearted leader, critical thinker, effective communicator, accomplished learner and passionate apprentices of Christ. We provide an environment that encourages questions and embraces hands-on learning so that they can flourish on any college campus. Students begin to actively pursue the unique career they were created for and are given many opportunities to shadow with employers in the Des Moines metro to experience the “real world.”
DMC offers a six-day flex schedule that includes large and small group sessions, labs, and individual learning time. The flexible schedule is similar to college schedules students will experience after high school and prepares students with time management skills.
DMC offers dual credit courses for students seeking to begin accumulating college credit while in high school. This “head start” many times allows students to graduate from college early, pursue multiple degrees or get started more quickly in their careers. Taking college level courses in high school also saves students and families a significant amount of money in college tuition. DMC also offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses for students seeking academic rigor in preparation for college.
The Class of 2021 had a 100% graduation rate, all graduates advanced to secondary education, armed forces or a trade school, and all graduated with college credits. The class’s average composite ACT score was 23.2, well above state (21.6) and national (20.9) composite scores.
Every teacher at DMC wants to know your student, not just their name but their interests and their story. Students are welcomed into a community that cares for them deeply and recognizes them as God’s children who are learning and growing in their faith. Our faculty encourages students to become involved in co-curricular and extra curricular activities. Outside the classroom students build meaningful friendships, learn the value of teamwork, and continue to explore how God uniquely equipped them to impact the world.
An experience unique to high school is the opportunity to participate in annual mission trips to Haiti, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Lives are changed and students learn so much about themselves through this guided experience.
Impacting the World for Christ
Students leave DMC recognizing their story as a part of God’s story. While at DMC they are discovering their purpose. Then they go out into the world and live out their faith and purpose, with their future family, at college and within their workplaces.
We invite you to learn more about DMC and welcome the opportunity to provide a tour to you and your family. Please complete our Inquiry Form
to make a connection with the Admissions Office.