DAJA features project-based learning which keeps the students interested and engaged as they experience hands-on, real-world application of the curriculum. As a School of Excellence with Magnet School Status and a STEAM School, our students are introduced to various areas of science through our science lab. Technology is integrated with the use of iPads in each classroom along with our computer lab. Our robotics club provides the platform for understanding and executing engineering. We provide a wide variety of fine arts options which include drama, praise motion, visual arts, photography, and music. Math is infused throughout the curriculum.
Additionally, our students are given the platform from which to understand economics and entrepreneurship as they create and run their own small businesses to create revenue. They are taught about tithing and charitable giving as a part of their business plan and are exposed to real life authentic learning as they create their own Shark Tank.
At DAJA, learning is more than reading, writing, and math. It is a place where students are given the ability to forecast a future, write a vision, and then are guided to walk in the journey of their dreams achieving even more than their parents expected.
With Christ at the center of all that we do, our students are taught core Christian values such as honesty, integrity, perseverance, and self-control. They are taught the most fundamental rule for a peaceful and productive society, which is “do unto others as you would have others do unto you. “
You see, greatness is not something that happens by chance. It is cultivated and harnessed to help our students realized that they are only limited by themselves and the choices they make. Understanding these concepts will propel them to be the trailblazers and leaders now and in the future.
For us, it’s about impact. Impact that starts with a little child but who’s ripple effect will change the world.
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Our Drama Club is known for producing several plays throughout the school year. This includes our annual Christmas play and Black History play.
Praise In Motion helps our students learn to express praise and worship through dance and sign language using different forms of gospel music.
Visual Arts gives our students the opportunity to learn about concrete, abstracts, ceramics and so much more.
This class takes place every Friday and is facilitated by Mrs. Tonisha Jackson.
Our robotics team is under the direction of our new Math and Science teacher Mr. Michael Ross. The Robotics team will provide an avenue for tomorrow’s innovators to practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Our team will consist of teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8). Each team will apply STEM concepts to research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.