Lafayette strives to make sure that every child in the school receives the education they deserve, using arts integration and other techniques to enhance the core DCPS curriculum. Because each child is unique, our teachers work to find ways for every child in the classroom to learn. Using the arts to build bridges between different subject areas allows students to visualize and understand concepts in a whole new way.
In July 2010, DCPS joined more than 40 states in adopting new and more rigorous academic standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades K-12. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) set clear expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.