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DAA Has a Passion for Compassion!

Posted by on Monday, October 20th, 2014 with 0 Comments

During the first six weeks of the school year at DAA, we focus on building our school and classroom culture. From morning greetings to fun and silly group activities to afternoon appreciations (complete with hand motions!), the beginning of the year is all about building a sense of community. Focusing on our Habit of Character […]

The First 6 Weeks

Posted by on Monday, October 13th, 2014 with 0 Comments

At DAA, we are celebrating the end of our FIRST SIX WEEKS of school.  Why is the first six weeks so important at DAA? Well, as a community, we spend the first six weeks solely teaching character and building a strong community of leaders.  How do we teach character? We create learning targets that introduce […]

Polaris Charter Academy – A Wonderful Experience

Posted by on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 with 0 Comments

Our staff recently returned from a two day site visit to an exemplary Expeditionary Learning school in Chicago. Polaris Charter Academy is a K-8 school that started out small – like D.A.A. It has grown to a school of more than 400 students who strive to live the five Points of Polaris.  These points are […]

2nd Grade Goes to 826Michigan

Posted by on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 with 0 Comments

Our Second Grade Crew arrived at 826 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, October 1, but everyone there seemed to think it was Tuesday, and that the students are there for the…Faberge Egg Seminar?! We were all very confused. A few moments into the seminar, however, Dr. Blotch, the grumpy editor of 826, comes over […]

New Team Member // Annie Markey, Teaching Fellow

Posted by on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 with 1 Comments

Hi! My name is Annie Markey and I’m one of Detroit Achievement Academy’s Teaching Fellows. I recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master’s Degree in Education and moved to Detroit this summer. I’m so excited to join such an enthusiastic, dedicated staff and school community.  I’ll be working with the first grade […]