• DCMS Gators

    Core Beliefs: 

    • All individuals have intrinsic worth. 
    • All individuals can learn. 
    • Learning depends upon basic needs (physical, social, intellectual, artistic, and emotional) being met. 
    • Accepting diversity and providing opportunities to learn from individual differences enrich learning.
    • Reading is the foundation for unlimited learning. 
    • Adults can enable students to fulfill their potential by developing positive relationships with them. 
    • Learning is promoted in an environment where taking educational risks is encouraged. 
    • Parents, teachers and staff, businesses, and community members are responsible for working interdependently to ensure the welfare and education of children. 
    • Schools will encourage students to become lifelong learners. 
    • All students must respect each other’s right to learn. 
    • Global and cultural awareness broadens a student’s perspective of himself and his world. 
    • Learning to communicate is critical to an individual’s success. 
    • Service for others promotes good citizenship and global respect for our environment.