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Last modified: June 15, 2009, 10:59 AM
Democracy Prep Blackstone Valley, a Rhode Island Mayoral Academy℠, is a public charter school opening in the Fall of 2009 with 76 Kindergartners in the Blackstone Valley. It will be the second school in the Democracy Builders Network of Schools. Its flagship school, Democracy Prep, located in Central Harlem, has some of the most impressive academic results in New York City. In its first 2 years, Democracy Prep ranked in the top 1% of all New York City Schools.
Our Core Values are represented by the acronym DREAM (Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Maturity). DREAM embodies everything we expect DPCS scholars to strive towards. Likewise, our DREAM Team of amazing teachers and administrators accept no excuses and ensure a safe, structured, and supportive school environment for our scholars and families.
All teachers will use self-designed curricula aligned to state and national standards to ensure students master basic skills. In addition, students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success as well as a passion for life-long learning. Teachers are given autonomy in exchange for clearly articulated accountability for the performance and growth of all students using frequent assessment data, and constant professional development and coaching.
Teachers at Democracy Prep are provided with a generous salary as well as significant performance bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, life insurance, disability, etc.) and a working environment which includes all the necessary technology and resources to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Most of all, teachers at Democracy Prep join a DREAM Team of like-minded educators who work to achieve the same mission while ensuring that our students work hard, go to college, and change the world!