At DPS, we believe we must focus on more than academics to ensure our graduates are truly prepared for college and career. We believe we must focus on supporting the Whole Child – meaning students are challenged, engaged, supported, safe, healthy, and social and emotionally intelligent. The Whole Child Student Survey is our measurement tool, designed to provide meaningful data to track how our schools are performing on each of these components of the Whole Child.
We are one of the first districts in the nation to attempt to define our Whole Child focus and to gather data that shows whether our students are making progress in these critical areas. We know we won’t reach our district vision of Every Child Succeeds without this focus.