Dorsey’s Why (VISION)
The mission of Dorsey High School is to be the cornerstone of success in the community, providing a quality education that will empower students to compete and succeed in their post-secondary endeavor. To achieve this, Dorsey utilizes the Three R Concept—Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships. This concept guides Dorsey’s work for optimizing student outcomes. Rigor is achieved through rigorous common core curriculum, the Teaching and Learning Framework, and Master Plan to promote critical thinking and high quality teaching and learning that meets the needs of all learners. Relevance is accomplished by making learning culturally relevant to students and through real world, hands-on project-based learning experiences. Relationships are attained through Career Academies that are personalized to ensure that students, faculty, and administration are structured in smaller career theme-based learning environments to promote students’ academic success, personal growth, and college-career preparation.
Dorsey High School Vision Statement
The vision of Dorsey High School is to produce competitive college and career ready citizens of the 21st century. Further, Dorsey’s students will be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. To accomplish these goals, Dorsey will provide rigorous standards-based instruction that will empower students with the tools to write coherently, tackle complex equations, demonstrate proficiency, and link learning to the broader world.
Dorsey High School-wide Learner Outcomes
Students will be able to:
Effectively communicate, orally and in writing, for various audiences and disciplines
Problem-solve and construct meaning by applying critical thinking skills
Demonstrate responsibility and respect for themselves and others by working collaboratively in a culturally diverse community
Use technology effectively and gain insight into real workplace skills
Transition to college, career, and engaged citizenship