Principal’s Message


The Dale Cassens Education Complex is a very unique school that has been designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Students volunteer to attend DCEC to achieve their educational goals, to earn credits toward graduation, to learn how to manage behavior as society expects and to REACH for the STARS to pursue their life-long goals. We will work together to help you achieve these dreams; if you believe, you will achieve! Together, we can make a difference.

The purpose of DCEC is to provide students with a learning environment designed specifically to address individual needs. Our students are expected to maintain a 2.0 grade point average, attend school everyday, and not repeat negative behaviors. We achieve these goals together. We provide high academic rigor with high expectations for success. Our staff are highly qualified to work with you in all core academic areas. We hold a positive behavioral support model to reward students’ good choices.

We believe in you! You can make good decisions about your future and we are here to help you.

About Us


Our second house is the 7 / 8 / 9 accelerated program, called MAPP (Middle School Accelerated Pace Program). This program is a district wide voluntary program for students who are over age for their grade level and who have been retained more than one time. They may enroll for one year spending one semester in eighth grade and one semester in ninth grade leaving with five high school credits.


The  East house is specifically used with our Autism spectrum and intellectually disabled students. This house serves special needs students with emotional behavior challenges and/or autistic students with disabilities


Our students with emotional behavioral disabilities are provided with intensive focused instruction with both a dedicated facilitator and classroom teachers, who rotate into the classroom each day. Tier 3 students are afforded the same high-quality education as their Tier 1 and 2 counterparts, along with social skills development and specialized behavior management.

Key strategies to the success of The Dale Cassens Education Complex include:

  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Support Practices
  • School-wide Behavior Management System
  • Computer Based Instruction
  • Individual and Small Group Instruction
  • On-site Behavioral and Mental Health Counseling
  • Opportunities for Parent and Community Involvement

We have been and will continue to be a PBIS model school with gold and bronze status.