To empower our students to be confident and creative builders of their future, through rigorous curriculum and academic excellence, while learning how to “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.”
The vision of the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School for Health Professions is to be a premier, college preparatory, community high school that provides a rigorous science and mathematics curriculum. This state-of the art program will provide pathways into the health professions.
We believe that all young people of high school age, regardless of social background and intellectual capacity, have certain basic educational needs to the satisfaction of which all efforts and activities of this school should be directed. We are aware that the character of these needs varies widely both among groups and among individuals, and that such variation requires that the school provide a program of educational experiences that are broad, flexible and differentiated.
It is our belief that the process of identifying and satisfying the educational needs of youth is a cooperative enterprise involving pupils, teachers, parents and citizens, all united by a common goal of developing useful and happy citizens in an improved and enriched local, national and world community.
We further believe that in order to preserve and enhance our social and political heritage, all students must be well grounded in such common knowledge and appreciation as are necessary for developing an understanding of, and a loyalty to, our way of life. We believe that all students should be able to communicate effectively with others. To this end, we feel that each pupil should acquire, to the limits of his or her capacity, certain common learnings. Both to meet the needs of a complex and highly organized social and economic life and to satisfy the varied needs, aptitudes and interests of individuals, the school must, accordingly, provide a variety of specialized offerings.
The mission of City Schools, in concert with students, families and broader community, is to prepare all students to be responsible citizens and afford them the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to make informed decisions that lead to meaningful and productive lives.
Two goals supported by six objectives are the foundation of the Master Plan:
7:45 A.M. – Opening of building for students who will remain in the cafeteria
8:05 A.M. – Student accessibility to the locker areas
8:15 A.M. – Beginning of the first period
3:05 P.M. – Dismissal