The Dorchester County Public Schools will provide continually improving educational programs in a safe and nurturing school environment with exceptional faculty and staff. This will be achieved through a cooperative and supportive partnership among school, home, and community. All students will acquire the self-discipline, knowledge, and skills necessary to become creative, self-sufficient lifelong learners and productive citizens.
(Established by Board of Education)
The mission of the Dorchester County Board of Education, in partnership with the community, is to provide leadership for excellence in teaching and learning for all students by:
- consistently advocating for resources,
- continuously developing sound policies, and
- carefully monitoring student progress.
DCPS Instructional Mission
To implement immediate and evident measures to improve achievement for ALL, reduce achievement gaps, and promote minority achievement by pursuing strategies that result in ALL students completing their program of study.
The Three Achievement Themes for 2012 - 2013
"Intervention rather than remediation" - Providing just in time assistance as soon as we know that there is a lack of appropriate mastery. This is proactive, as opposed to the reactive mode of remediating long-term deficits.
"Infusing appropriate rigor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels" - Developing and implementing ways to insure that students are appropriately challenged each and every day.
"Developing the profile of an independent learner at the elementary, middle, and high school levels" - Envisioning the attributes of a student who has the reading stamina, reasoning ability, mastery of basic/advanced skills, and the confidence to proceed as soon as possible with his/her own with learning.
Student Mission Pledge
I will finish my program of study and become college and career ready!