At Memphis Delta Prep, three core values drive our work with staff, students, and families. These values, along with our mission, guide all choices that we make as a school, from professional development plans to curriculum choices to scheduling.
Practice: To get better.
To achieve our mission of sending all of our students on the path to graduation from selective colleges, we must over prepare them academically as compared to their peers around the country. We know that skill development comes through focused, high repetition practice. Therefore, every individual (teachers, leaders, students) in our school community will engage in deliberate practice to build habits for success.
Smile: To enjoy the journey.
As we practice our skills to improve both learning and teaching, students and faculty will be smiling and optimistic every single day. We know that the work we are doing is not easy, but we will maintain an unwaveringly positive outlook on the incredible power of education as an agent of change. We love the work that we do, and we want our students to look forward to coming to school to learn each day. Smiling will be part of everything we do as we have fun learning and growing!
Grow: To prepare for college and beyond.
By continuously practicing academic and social skills and doing so with positivity, our students will grow at unprecedented rates. As we grow, our teachers will constantly reflect on the learning process itself in order to make learning more efficient and deeper. We cannot settle for a constant rate of improvement; we need to intentionally accelerate the rate of learning, both for our students and our teachers.