Education and Instruction

Dana’s instruction and education is founded in our shared goals and values.  The core of our education model is a dedication to making collaborative data-based plans that support the growth of individual students.  The Instruction is guided by the initiatives we implement and driven forward by our School Improvement Plan.  Our goal is to provide a safe, positive, and nurturing learning environment where students can become proficient in in all content areas and 21st century skills, all of which we believe are essential for student achievement.

Master Schedule

Information on the Common Core and Essential Standards

Update on NC State School Initiatives

Main areas of focus at Dana are:

Students Learning

Second graders are all-hands-in for a geometry lesson.

  • Inquiry based learning
  • Student-centered academic discourse
  • Daily non-fiction & fiction reading
  • Writing across all content areas
  • Project based learning in the 21st century
  • Leadership models
  • Problem Solving/Engineering Tasks