Dorchester County Public Schools

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New Directions Learning Academy

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Dr. Teresa E.S. Berry



2455 Cambridge Bypass

Cambridge, MD 21613

(410) 901-6944

(410) 221-9601

About Us - NDLA

Our Mission: The mission of New Directions Learning Academy is to improve student behavior and academic standing by providing instructional and social-emotional supports through evidence-based interventions that will assist students’ in transitioning back to their neighborhood school.

Our Vision: The New Directions Learning Academy Staff will provide students with the appropriate guidance and intervention services to make academic and behavior choices that create positive avenues toward becoming self-sufficient learners and productive citizens. Every teacher care and challenges every student to their fullest potential every day.

Student Expectations: CARE

Come to school on time and prepared to learn

Accept responsibility for your actions

Respect all members of the school community

Excel through hard work

New Directions Learning Academy Goals:

Goal 1: To promote student success using instructional and behavioral interventions through the early identification of students using the DCPS Multi-level Intervention Process (care team, SST) and/or district administrative placement process (district-level discipline process).

Goal 2: Provide appropriate interventions to students who attend New Directions Learning Academy.

Goal 3: Monitor student progress toward expected outcomes.

Goal 4: Transition the student back to the home school with supports.