Week Of January 15, 2024
“Do the work others aren’t willing to do. And you’ll get the things others will never have.”
We are now half way through the month of January and we have a BIG Academic Week ahead of us! With ANET 2 & And the End of the Quarter only a few days away, this week will be crucial to your scholars continued success. This is only possible if your scholar is on time and present everyday this week! Please see below for more details.
Week of January 15th 2023
Monday – 1/15 – No School (MLK Day)
Tuesday – 1/16 – Full Day
Wednesday – 1/17 – Half Day (1pm Dismissal)
Thursday – 11/18 – Full Day
Week of January 22th 2023
Monday – 1/22 – Full Day
Tuesday – 1/23 – Full Day – ELA ANET 2
Wednesday – 1/24 – Half Day (1pm Dismissal) MATH ANET 2
Thursday – 11/25 – Full Day – ANET Make Up Testing
Friday – 1/26 – Full Day
Q2: November 6 – January 25
Q3: January 29 – April 4
Q4: April 8 – June 12
April 15- 19
June 14th- Last Day of School & 8th Grade Promotion
ANET 2 Testing January 23rd & 24th
Scholars must be in attendance for the next two weeks. We must have 95% completion of ANET on January 23rd and January 24th.
The ANET assessment is a computer-based test that we will take 3-4 times this year. ANet Interim assessments (IA) give teachers information about what your student has learned so far this year. The 90 min assessments are carefully crafted to meet grade-level demands and to provide teachers with timely, actionable information to inform instruction. The IAs are aligned to common core standards, and therefore are the best predictor of progress toward proficiency on PARCC.
DPA has an ambitious goal of 95% of scholars scoring above 60% on ANet Interim Assessments. The ANet IAs provide critical data for teachers about your scholar’s understanding of grade-level content – so it is vital that your scholar is present to school every day this week and arrives on time!
Our second round of ANET testing will be conducted for ALL DPA Scholars (Middle & High School) Next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 23rd & 24th
It is critical that scholars get plenty of rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive on time in uniform everyday. Every day counts.
Our goal is for every scholar to consistently demonstrate strong academic and character habits.
Ultimately we want our scholars to set their own goals and internalize strong academic and behavior habits because they will lead to scholars achieving the 4C’s- College, Career, Computer Science, and Community.
Based on feedback from scholars, teachers, and parents, We want to recognize scholars who consistently live our DPA values and model professional habits. Every scholar is eligible to earn merits. We will also begin to recognize scholars of the week. Not all scholars will be recognized every week. Each teacher will nominate one scholar a week. Scholars will be eligible to earn merits and Scholar of the Week recognition be achieving the following:
Weekly High School Showcase
Photos of the Week
Mental Health Parent Cafe Dinner
DPA’s Mental Health Team is excited to present our 4th Parent Café! This is a space to connect with other DPA families, receive helpful resources, and meet with community partners such as Best Kids and The T.R.I.G.G.E.R Project. The topics for this month are “Resilience and Healthy Communication”
Who: All Middle and High School DPA Families, Staff Members, and Community Partners
What: An opportunity to network, fellowship, and receive SEL (social-emotional learning) resources
When: Tuesday, January 30th from 5-6:30 PM
Where: High School Campus- 709 12th St SE
Why: In order to strengthen our DPA community & continue building KLR
*Since we will be providing dinner at this event, we ask that you please RSVP here in order for us to have an accurate count.
All parents and guardians are welcome, and we encourage you to bring the entire family! Please reach out to our MS Social Worker, Ms. Mills, at kaitlin.mills@
Mental Health Resources
As part of our commitment to provide our scholars and their families with increased mental health support resources, we have created & attached a mental health bulletin full of mental health resources at DPA and in the community- be sure to check it out!
Currently, we are offering groups led by our mental health team at both campuses for scholars. Current group offerings include:
Additional resources can be found on THIS PAGE where families can find a network of mental health resources that are available to them and their scholars.
DPA SY24-25 Re-Enrollment Survey
We are already looking ahead to next year (2024-25) and are hoping you plan to re-enroll your scholar at DPA! We know this is the time of year where families consider their school options for next year so we are hoping to understand what you are planning for your scholar and if we can be helpful at all.
While we hope to have 100% of our current students return to DPA for next year, in the first two weeks of the Lottery Opening, we already have 200 NEW families that have applied for their scholars to attend DPA next school year. We expect this to continually grow over the next few weeks.
We need to know if you plan to re-enroll your scholar(s) so that we can plan for how many new families are able to join our school community. Please find the survey link below!!
$250 VISA Gift Card Raffle Winners!
High School Campus – Tarvea Franklin!
Middle School Campus – Diamond Wooten!
Thank you to the 250+ Families that have already completed the survey!
All families that complete the survey by Friday: January 19th 2023 at 5:00 pm will be entered in a raffle to win a $150 VISA gift card. Families who already completed the survey will automatically be Re-Entered into the next raffle! If you have already completed the survey no further action is required.
In order to provide families with all of the information you need for the upcoming school year, we have created the below Welcome Packets! These packets include information on our attendance policy, school hours, athletic, transportation, uniforms, and much much more!
Middle School Python Time
We are thrilled to share with you the latest news about our scholars’ progress and development this school year. We are pleased to inform you that starting October 10th, 2023, DPA will be offering an After-School Program for DPA scholars, called Python Time.
Our After-school program is designed to provide a secure, productive, and free environment for scholars to participate in a range of enriching activities that promote academic and social-emotional growth. The program will run from 4:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Please note that scholars must have a signed permission slip and *dedicated transportation from the Middle School campus (908 Wahler Place SE) to participate. It’s also essential to remember that scholars must be picked up no later than 5:45 p.m.
* Due to limited capacity, we will fill slots on a first come basis*
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to our Python Time Program Coordinator – Rodney Brownell, rodney.brownell@
* In order to ensure all scholars have safe passage home, scholars will be required to be picked up from the campus grounds in order to be eligible for afterschool programming.
ALL DPA scholars are required to wear the DPA uniform while at school. Uniforms can be purchased at the main office of each campus.
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
Green Polos – $15
Grey Joggers – $15
Crew Neck Sweatshirts – $15
Skirts – $15
White Button Down – $15
High School (Grades 9 – 11)
Grey Polos – $15
Grey Joggers – $15
V Neck Sweater – $15
Crew Neck Sweaters – $15
Skirts – $15
Key Contact Information
General Enrollment – enroll@digitalpioneersacademy.
Middle School Enrollment (6th | 7th | 8th Grade) – vonique.jones@
High School Enrollment (9th | 10th | 11th Grade) – slancaster@
Special Populations, including Special Education: