Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Re-Thinking Our Mission 

The plan is for the William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts to eventually go through high school. But for the time being we have presented ourselves to parents as a feeder for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. But based upon this report in the Washington Times we may want to set our sites elsewhere:

D.C. secondary schools had the highest truancy rates, averaging at 29.72 percent. Among the highest: Washington Center at M.M. Washington Career High School, a vocational school in Northwest (75.83 percent); the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a college preparatory school in Georgetown (70.39 percent); and the Luke C. Moore Academy, a high school in Northeast (68.35 percent).

We hold our students to much higher standards.

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