The Academy is currently participating in a scheduled Evacuation Drill. All Academy staff members and cadets are being escorted to Wilmington University located at 320 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle DE. The Academy’s Fire Alarm/Other Evacuation Policy (Policy #: 160803) details the procedures that take place when staff and students are evacuated from the Academy buildings. In some rare instances it may be necessary for staff members and students to vacate the Academy property. In those situations, the Academy has a Memorandum of Understanding with Wilmington University that allows our staff and students to safely evacuate to their property and re-assemble. THERE IS NO EMERGENCY and THIS IS ONLY A DRILL. Today’s scheduled drill allows our staff and students to become familiar with our policy and to practice and demonstrate all of the necessary components of an actual evacuation. In the event of a real emergency, you would be notified of the incident through REMIND, FACEBOOK, the Academy
Website as well as local media outlets. Again there is no emergency and this is only a drill. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Director of Public Safety, David Wainwright at (302)322-6050.
Please click on the headline to be directed to a flyer regarding our next Parent Council Meeting with Cadet Services Director, Kim Whyte and Parent Council Leader, Devie Smith on April 24th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Would you like to learn about our partnership with ASPIRA Academy and Colonial School District? Join us for an Open House at ASPIRA Academy and a school tour at DAPSS. Please see flyer for more details.
DAPSS Families: As a reminder please complete the Intent to Return form for your cadet to remained enrolled for the 2018-19 school year and return to the main office as soon as possible. You can be directed to the form by clicking on the headline. Thank you!
Congratulations to 10th Grade Cadet, Keith Griffin, for winning the Academy, National Breakfast Week Contest. During the week of March 5th 2018, students across the nation were educated on the importance of having a healthy breakfast every morning to start their day. Academy cadets, including Keith, were encouraged to begin their day by eating a healthy breakfast at school. Keith was eligible for the contest by eating breakfast every morning. Keith won a set of Beat Headphones. The Academy encourages all students to eat a healthy breakfast to start their day.
The Academy would like to recognize and commend Public Safety 4 Instructor Bomani Crumpton, Public Safety 3 Instructor Dawn Duckett and 12th Grade Cadet Brian Pollack for being honored by the New Castle County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Medical Services Division on Tuesday, February 27th 2018 at the 6th Annual Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunion. Mr. Crumpton, Ms. Duckett and Cadet Pollack were all recognized for their efforts during cardiac incidents that occurred throughout the county this past year. Mr. Crumpton who works for Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Medical Services, Ms. Duckett who works for the Claymont Fire Company and Cadet Pollack who volunteers with the Millcreek Fire Company all played significant roles for their respective agencies during those cardiac events and were honored for saving the lives of civilian victims during those incidents. The Academy is extremely proud of Mr. Crumpton, Ms. Duckett and Cadet Pollack and we applaud them for their efforts, their public service and their spirit of volunteerism.