Core Curriculum


ScienceFusion is DPA’s science curriculum designed to give students a meaningful way to interact with science. Every click, every page turn, every lab and activity is an opportunity for students to ask questions, think critically, and make informed decisions. In any direction a student turns, they will be asked to inquire, think, predict, analyze, and apply. These skills are the foundation for success in science, in school, and in life.


JOURNEY’S is a K-6 Reading Program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that DPA has adopted. This series addresses ELA areas including spelling, grammar, writing, comprehension (skills & strategies), fluency, vocabulary, and decoding.


SAXON MATH – developed by John Saxon, is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts. Saxon math is designed to support the long-term mastery and applications that will make a difference during testing and in students’ future education and careers.

Concepts are taught in small, approachable increments.

Increments are spread throughout the year, building in complexity, so that by the end of the year students have reached deep understanding and fluency.

Practice and assessments include concepts from the most recent lessons as well as from earlier in the year, ensuring students retain all concepts and can make connections between them.