Neighborhood Public Schools
Dominion Middle School
- Web: http://dominionms.ccsoh.us/
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: 330 Dominion Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43214
- Phone: (614) 365-6020
Located in the heart of Clintonville, Dominion Middle School is a welcoming and vibrant pathway school community of sixth through eighth grade students. Among one of our many strengths is our diversity; Students from Clinton, Colerain, Como, Indian Springs, Salem, and Weinland Park Elementary Schools all become one community at Dominion Middle School. Part of a strong learning community is our commitment to both student achievement and social-emotional development. Dominion students are encouraged to explore, develop, engage and connect in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our teachers value students as young people entering as 6th graders and developing through early adolescence, and then leaving Dominion as confident young adults; and our teachers are committed to working with parents to discover each students’ unique talents, interests and strengths. Daily morning town hall meetings and a house system build camaraderie and reinforce values, leadership and character development. Town hall is an opportunity to showcase student voices and celebrate achievements.
Our incoming 6th grade students are welcomed by WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Leaders, 8th grade students nominated by teachers, who are trained to run 6th grade orientation, lead small-group discussions, and serve as a role model for younger students as they transition into middle schoolers. WEB Leaders are selected because their communication, leadership and interpersonal skills have helped them succeed in the middle school environment, and the lessons they have learned will be shared with our incoming Blue Devils.
Academic Achievement and PreparationDominion offers students a well-rounded education with opportunities for all students to access challenging coursework, student supports, and rigorous opportunities for acceleration.
Computer Sciences and Engineering courses available to all students insure they are prepared for Whetstone High School’s AEP Credits Count Information Technology college coursework, or students can creatively explore the world of three-dimensional design and 3-D printing through the Design & Modeling courses through the use of state-of-the-art computer software. Inter-disciplinary projects between Engineering, Math and Visual Arts instruction provide a wide variety of student experiences.
High achieving students participate in the robust gifted and talented resources with online blogs and mastery student portfolios, as well as Spanish instruction, Physical Science, accelerated Math 7/8, and Integrated Math 1 for high school credit. Students in 8th grade may earn a maximum of 5.75 high school credits.
Classroom instruction is supplemented with field trips to Ohio State Drama performances during 7th grade English Language Arts Shakespeare units, and students participate in hands-on science experiments in college-level labs for Fantastic Fridays field trips offered to all 6th graders. The culmination of student experiential learning is the annual 8th grade Washington, DC trip, where students tour the U.S. Capitol building, visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, participate in a Potomac River dinner cruise, and make many other stops along the way that parents can follow on the school’s DominionDC Instagram.
Adding to the diverse student environment, Dominion is the only Columbus City Schools middle school with a center serving the deaf community. Deaf and hard of hearing students are integrated into classes at Dominion.
Enriching the Whole ChildOur students are encouraged to explore new interests, and they are empowered to become leaders and good citizens of the world through activities such as mentoring programs, service learning, and the integration of social justice into classroom projects.
Dominion students have received statewide accolades in academic clubs like Power of the Pen, Math Counts, Debate Team, Mock Trial, and more. In addition, students may participate in a wide variety of clubs including chess, newspaper, robotics, engineering, stock market, coding, and American Sign Language. Clubs like The Inklings, creative writing club; TGIF/GAL & Project Pearl, programs for girls; and the Diversity Club provide an opportunity for every student to find support and develop new friendships.
Dominion has a long history in offering dynamic performing arts experiences for all our students taught by award winning teachers. The Dominion Unified Arts staff members engage students to explore visual and musical art in a variety of different ways ranging from listening to guest speakers and providing community performances, to participating in field trips to city museums and displaying art in the community. Vocal and Instrumental Music programs are offered to all grade levels, and specialization is offered by audition for jazz band and the drum line.
All students can audition for the drama department’s two community performances a year. The remarkable productions are completely student run under the direction of the drama instructor; from lighting and sound to set-crew and costume design, our creative Dominion students independently staff the entire production. Most recently, the school teamed up with The Ohio State University and The Royal Shakespeare Company to present Romeo and Juliet. Other recent productions include Into the Woods, Shrek the Musical, Jr., and The Diary of Anne Frank.
The Dominion Blue Devils’ championship sports programs include volleyball, soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, track, baseball, and softball teams for 7th and 8th grade students. The Blue Devils recently brought home the basketball city championship title, and the volleyball team won the city league championship. Every year at the end-of-year Academic Honors Assembly, one 8th grade boy and one 8th grade girl is honored with the esteemed Scholar Athlete award acknowledging leadership and academic excellence among our athletes.