WE ARE COLLEGE-PREP AND COMPUTER SCIENCE FOCUSED
At Digital Pioneers Academy, we have a rigorous curriculum and a culture of high expectations. Our teachers work hard, and our students work harder. In our classrooms, students do the heavy lifting and thinking to solve problems and communicate ideas.
Computer science is at the core of our educational model. Every student at DPA learns computer science at every grade level. This computational thinking supports learning across ALL subjects.
WE NURTURE THE GENIUS IN EVERY CHILD
We believe that all students will thrive with the right teaching and support. Any family can request a special education evaluation to determine whether their child needs an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). We educate students in the least restrictive learning environment that meets their learning needs. We provide speech and behavior support services, small-group work, and other evidence-based interventions.
What Exactly Is Computer Science?
Computer science is the discipline of teaching computers how to think and solve problems using code. From the apps on your smartphone to the games on your video game console, computer science is the foundation of our modern-day world. Learning computer science teaches logic, critical thinking, and creativity.
Computer Science is foundational to the DPA student experience.
- In every grade level, students learn computer science for an hour per day.
- Students take the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles exam in 10th grade.
- By the end of 12th grade, students master two programming languages: Python and HTML.
- Importantly, students learn two key habits: independence, and the ability to learn by tackling challenging problems.
The DPA Difference
We believe that relationships among peers, families, and teachers are key to every scholar’s success. We recruit and develop teachers to be masters of empathy; to have high expectations for academics and behavior; and to always model our values of being empathetic and creating a Known, Loved and Respected community.