Friday afternoons are DC West Community Schools' investment in staff learning. This time is our PD, or Professionally Driven time, spent on continuously improving the teaching and learning of our students. Teachers work individually, in teams, and as building or district wide groups in order to sharpen their skills at maximizing student learning opportunities through technology, curriculum, and instructional strategies. Three of our specific goals in our strategic plan are worked on every Friday afternoon, these being:
  • Continuously integrate current trends in technology to enhance student achievement
  • Implement a preK-12 vertical alignment in all academic areas
  • Empower educators to provide quality instructional strategies to meet the needs of each student
As parents and partners, we thank you for supporting this valuable early release time.