We focus on the relationships at our school including:
The Teacher and Student Attribute
Teachers at DPAS serve as supportive friends of children, role models, disciplinarians, planners, and managers. Teachers use order, structure, and redemptive discipline to ensure optimum learning experiences for students. In all of these responsibilities, teachers reach out to their students as mentors in supportive, loving, and caring relationships. As role models, they reflect the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Teacher and Teacher Attribute
DPAS’s teachers covenant to uphold the ethics of their profession and pledge to mutually support each other. They regard themselves as members of a team and willingly expend the time and energy necessary for cooperative and supportive action. They share ideas and materials with each other to enrich classroom instruction and to make learning experiences more exciting. When needed, teachers cooperate in the supervision of each other’s students. DPAS teachers respect one another both as friends and as professionals.
The Teacher and Parent Attribute
We believe that parents have a vital role in the education of their children. Therefore, teachers regularly communicate with parents about their child’s academic progress and other significant aspects of the student’s development. They do this through personal conferences, notes, periodic progress reports, telephone calls, email, Renweb emails and alerts, texts, the school website, weekly newsletters by classrooms and the school (What’s Happening), midterm and final reports.
The Teacher and School Attribute
All teachers are certificated and approved by the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. In addition, some are certificated by the State of Maryland. Dupont Park Adventist School teachers stand as representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and society-at-large. In that role, they strive to create a school environment that reflects appropriate religious and civil values. Teachers demonstrate their loyalty to Christian education and to DPAS through their personal dedication and continuity of service. The qualities and values espoused by the teachers include the following: commitment to God, love for children, academic preparedness, effective teaching techniques, and an awareness of contemporary trends and issues.