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Dear Current and Prospective Families,


My name is Tony Drown, and it’s my pleasure to introduce myself as your new Dimensions Collaborative School Director.  I come to this position with twenty plus years of experience in education.  I’ve worked in a variety of school settings involving teaching as well as school leadership positions with the most recent being as The North County Inland Regional Manager for Dehesa Charter School, and then Dimensions Collaborative School.


However, what you really need to know about me is that I’m truly passionate and thrilled to be part of an organization so committed to personalizing the great adventure of learning while preparing young people to take charge of their lives and their futures!   


It’s been nearly a year since Dimensions Collaborative School (DCS) came into existence in response to California law requiring independent study charter schools to operate learning centers only within the boundaries of their sponsoring district.   A year ago, that meant we could only operate within the bounds of the Dehesa Elementary School district, a small district of 150 students located in East County, San Diego.   However, a combination of our hard work, track-record of fiscal responsibility, and leadership in personalized learning resulted in our obtaining a countywide benefit charter with the San Diego County Office of Education which now enables us to legally operate multiple centers throughout the county.


We invite you to join us in the great adventure of learning in the 21st century.  We look forward to partnering with you as together we reshape education around the many dimensions of self-directed, personalized learning.


If you have any questions please contact your Educational Facilitator, Regional Manager, or me.






Tony Drown                                                                             

School Director