On Thursday, January 15 th, State Secretary Woodruff recommended the acceptance of the Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security’s charter school application to the Department of Education as “complete as submitted” and ready for the evaluation and examination process. The State Board of Education passed it unanimously.
Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security Board Member Dave Atherton was on hand as the spokesman during the application acceptance. “Our school will be a place where academics are always partnered with life skills, life skills that will illustrate to these young men and women the personal power that can be harnessed if they commit to serving their communities,” Atherton stated.
In his speech, Atherton described the Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security as a career academy. “The difference in the curriculum between a regular high school and DAPSS are that DAPSS will improve student interest in school by creating relevance in the curriculum through drawing on first responder situations and experiences. For instance, the emphasis on everyday math will bring math alive through real situations and problems.”
The Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security will prepare cadets to work in all simple and complex facets of Homeland Security. It is to open in 2010, teaching skills for job placement in many specialist fields as a First Responder including police men and women, emergency response operators and units, fire fighting, and many more.
The academy is the first of its kind in the nation.
If you would like to review the DAPSS application, please contact Tommie Little, Esquire, Chairman of the Board of Directors and contact person for DAPSS. He will make the application available for review upon request.