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Commitment to Excellence

Our District Mission

The mission of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences is “to provide a high quality, wholistic education anchored in the arts and sciences that prepares our students to compete in a global society.”

Our District’s Vision for Excellence

Our vision is to serve as a premier school district that is committed to a quality education for all students. We will be recognized as a world class leader in education by providing a state of the art learning environment. . .
… where every student is given an opportunity to explore his or her interests and talents and is prepared to become a better analytical and critical thinker who is a well rounded, self-reliant, innovative, productive life-long learner equipped to compete in and add value to a global society;
… where every teacher is highly qualified in his or her chosen field of expertise and possesses the passion, the proficiency and the professional commitment to guide students in reaching the highest academic standards;
… where every school leader is committed to educational collaboration, academic excellence and the progressive development of children;
… where every parent commits to an active partnership that supports positive dialogue and empowers staff and students to succeed; and
… where every school site is clean, safe and secure and provides an exciting, challenging, technologically advanced learning environment that is designed to deliver a comprehensive, creative and innovative curriculum.
It is our vision to make trends — not follow them.

Our Commitment to Education

We believe that the world of tomorrow depends on how well we educate, challenge and nurture our children today.
We pledge to promote the priority of education and the principles of integrity, positive self-esteem, self-respect, self-discipline and respect for the diversity of others.
We commit to reduce the barriers that prevent our children from learning and to create family and community networks that will support their development.
We encourage families, citizens, community organizations, schools and government to partner with us in creating a safe and positive learning environment for children.
Our Motto
We are “changing the world one student at a time.”