About The Project
About A Capital Commitment
The years 2012 to 2017 will be a time of dramatic progress for the District of Columbia Public Schools. With this strategic plan, we recommit DCPS to providing every student with a safe, academically challenging, and inspiring learning experience.
DCPS’ five-year strategic plan, A Capital Commitment, provides a roadmap for building DCPS into a high quality, vibrant school district that earns the confidence of our community. The plan defines an overarching purpose as well as five goals that will guide DCPS’ work through 2017.
Our stakeholder commitments reflect our promises to the community and underscore our dedication to improving the quality of education in the District.
Our Commitments to the DCPS Community
To the children of DC, we promise that our top priority is ensuring that you have the opportunity to attend a great school — one that you love and that prepares you for success in life.
To DCPS teachers and staff, we promise to respect you as professionals and invest in your success by providing you and your students with the environment, resources, and tools you need.
To DCPS school leaders, we promise to respect you as professionals; give you the support to lead; and provide the environment, resources, and tools that you, your staff, and your students need
To parents, we promise to partner with you to ensure your children’s success.
To members of the DC community, we promise to provide opportunities for you to contribute to the success of our schools and school district.
To potential employers, we promise to provide you with a steady supply of well educated young adults who will make positive contributions to the success of your organizations.
To the city (and state) of Washington, DC, we promise to make our school system one that all citizens are proud of — a school system that can be the anchor for thriving, productive, and