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2024 DASS Part 1 Survey

Dashboard Alternative School Status Online Survey

Analysis Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD)

The following schools must complete a two-part application process to be considered for DASS participation: 1) Alternative schools of choice and charter schools who are currently not participating in the Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) program or 2) DASS schools who are up for their 3-year DASS cycle renewal.

Part 1 of the DASS application process requires the completion of this online survey to provide information about the school’s student population who are high-risk youth. The online survey should be completed by the school’s designated DASS Coordinator, who will serve as the liaison between the school and the California Department of Education (CDE) DASS Team. All questions in the online survey are required.

To be eligible for DASS status, schools must enroll an unduplicated count of high-risk youth that comprise at least 70 percent of the school’s total cumulative enrollment. (Note: a student must meet one of the high-risk criteria upon first entry into the school).
Part 2 of the DASS application requires schools to electronically submit supporting documents, including Local Governing School Board or charter governing board approval, to the CDE DASS Team through an online document mailbox using Following the completion of the DASS application survey in Part 1, the designated DASS Coordinator will receive an e-mail with instructions for completing Part 2 of the DASS application, including instructions for accessing their school’s electronic folder and uploading their supporting documents.

The deadline for submitting
Part 1 for the 2024-25 school year is May 15, 2024. The deadline for submitting Part 2 is July 10, 2024.

Note: Approval of DASS participation in the 2024-25 school year is contingent upon completion of Part 2. It is recommended that the DASS application be placed on the local board agenda once the CDE folder invitation for Part 2 supporting documents is accepted.
More information about the DASS application process and terms of participation are available on the CDE DASS Web page.

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