DPA High School is a rigorous academic model anchored in college preparatory standards and complemented by a rich advisory program for socioemotional learning. The overarching principle guiding the school's model is the development of 21st century, transferable skills. We offer a comprehensive path to college and career, while building character and citizenship of all of our scholars!
  • AP tests are the benchmark for all academic planning
  • 5 core content areas: Computer Science, English, Math, Science, Social Studies
  • Enrichment requirements: World Languages, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Community Service
  • Opportunities to "double up" to take on more advanced courses or close learning gaps
  • Upperclassmen will have the option to participate in an internship or complete a year-long community-based project

Socioemotional Development

  • Scholars will have one advisor for the length of their high school progress
  • Advisors are the primary point of contact for scholars as well as parents and guardians to communicate with DPA. You will receive at least 1 phone call each week from your scholar's advisor to stay on the same page
  • Advisors will provide scholars with daily social-emotional learning, including developing character skills, discussing current events and planning for the future, and building community with the advisor cohort

Post-Grad College and Career Planning

  • 9th Grade Orientation will include creating a roadmap to get to a scholar's desired college and/or career
    • Scholars will learn the college application process and backwards plan the classes, clubs, and extracurricular activities they will take on to achieve their goals
  • Advisors and teachers will collaborate with scholars to create a personalized portfolio to best showcase a scholar's talent to prospective colleges and employers