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A message from the CEOIt is my pleasure on behalf of the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Board of Directors, our administrative team and instructional staff to welcome you to the DAAS website. Through this vehicle, it is our hope to share with our parents and interested community the many exciting and innovative educational options that are available to students in this district.
Here at DAAS, we embrace an empowering vision created by our founder, Rev. Jim Holley, Ph.D. This vision includes superior learning and developing an environment that expands beyond instruction to include artistic development which taps into the interests, gifts and talents of our student body.
In the fall of the 2010/2011 school year, it is our plan to expand our students’ exposure to world languages, which will include Japanese, Arabic, French and Spanish. Our focus on the core curriculum will be supported by the newest technology in instructional practice and will include interactive smartboards, laptop computers, ipods, ipads and virtual learning experiences. Our Media Centers and Libraries will provide state of the art settings in which students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and style. We are committed to excellence and to making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.
Through the pictures and narrative that follow, you will see a snapshot of the excellent educational program that is, or can be, part of your child’s future -- everything from science laboratories and computer labs to the visual arts and athletics.
You will also experience in these pages the many talents exhibited by our students in our performing arts department. Our choir is well recognized in the city and has been invited to perform at many community events. Similarly, our Marching Band is nationally recognized and has received numerous awards acknowledging both their talent and performance skills. Our dedicated and competent staff is consistently and diligently working to utilize the latest technology in learning and instructional practice, and to instill the values and beliefs that can lead our students to successful futures.
We trust that you will embrace our vision, partner in our mission and support our goals and objectives. We invite you to join us as we prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
If you have any questions or concerns that you wish to share with the Board, please feel free to contact the Board Office.
Your partner in Education,
Maurice G. Morton
Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences