We draw upon the expertise of our educators and work together to create models of outstanding achievement in every classroom. Through implementing high-quality instructional materials and transforming the academic culture in our schools, we challenge and inspire our students to thrive in the world. With a wide variety of academic and enrichment opportunities aligned with state standards, we support students in unlocking their potential as they extend their skills and talents beyond the classroom. Our core curriculum includes:
- English Language Arts - We are committed to nurturing and developing a strong literacy foundation for all students in the early school years by implementing literacy instructional frameworks that prepare students to become independent readers and writers.
- Math - The mathematics curriculum seeks to ensure mathematical competence and confidence in students in mathematics-rich classroom environments.
- Science - Classroom experiences in science are connected to real-world phenomena and provide opportunities to engage in science and engineering practices through exposure to STEM-related career pathways.
- Social Studies - Students gain the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and core democratic values necessary for fulfilling their civic duties in a participatory democracy and effectively engaging in our global society.
- World Languages - Students develop effective communication and cultural competence at our school in the French language to help all our students become better-equipped global citizens.
- English Language Learner Education - We are committed to English Language Development for students by implementing English literacy instructional frameworks that prepare families to become independent readers and writers in English.
State of Michigan Requirements for Graduation (18 credits)
These are new/changed DPSCD requirements as of 2021. Michigan Merit Curriculum High School Graduation Requirements are as follows:
- 4 credits in Mathematics with Algebra I (may be granted prior to grade 9), Geometry, Algebra II, and one math class in final year of high school.
- 4 credits in English Language Arts with English 9, English 10, English 11, and English 12.
- 3 credits in Science with Biology, Anatomy, Physics, or Chemistry, and one additional science credit.
- 3 credits in Social Studies with U.S. History and Geography, Civics (.5 credits), Economics (.5 credits), and World History and Geography.
- .5 credits in Physical Education or NJROTC
- .5 credits in Health
- 1 credit in Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts with various courses offered
- 2 credits of language other than English