The Douglas Framework of Thinking
In active partnership with families and the community, Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School is dedicated to providing a nurturing and collaborative environment that promotes independence,creativity, self-confidence, and responsibility within each learner.
Douglas Creative Arts & Science Magnet Elementary School believes in:
- Honoring the dignity and humanity of every student, parent, educator, employee and member of our community in order to identify opportunity gaps and eliminate barriers to success
- Integrating the arts and sciences into daily instruction in order to promote creativity, innovation, collaboration & critical thinking that deepens students' understanding of academic content
- Empowering students to ask questions, seek knowledge, take action and cultivate diverse relationships in order to create a community of empathetic, kind, educated and socially-just humans
Douglas Creative Arts & Science Magnet Elementary School will provide relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.
- Every student is uniquely capable and deserves to be challenged and engaged in relevant, rigorous, and meaningful learning each day.
- Every student is expected to learn, grow, and succeed while we will eliminate the ability to predict achievement based on socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity.
- Well-supported, highly effective, and dedicated principals, teachers, and staff are essential to the success for all students.
- The Board of Education, superintendent, and all staff, while sustaining best practices, will promote and support a culture of continuous improvement, risk-taking, and innovation that results in a high-performing organization focused on student achievement.
- The Board of Education, superintendent, and all staff value a diverse school community that is inviting, respectful, inclusive, flexible, and supportive.
- The Wake County residents value a strong public school system and will partner to provide the support and resources to fully realize our shared vision, accomplish the mission, and sustain our core beliefs.