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Isabella Bird Community School

Innovation at IBCS

As an Innovation School in DPS, Isabella Bird is granted opportunities that other, traditional schools, are not awarded. At Izzi B, we use our Innovation status in a myriad of unique ways.

Our school incorporates units of inquiry into our curriculum and classwork. Innovation status means that we have freedom of choice in regards to curriculum and teaching. We hire the highest quality teachers and allow them the freedom to bring in their professional knowledge, deeper learning and exceed expectations in teaching.

Innovation status also means our school can hire sooner and, as a result, we bring in some incredible talent. All teachers are also on one –year contracts and recommit to our school every year.

As a part of innovation status, we incorporate a diverse decision making body. Our school council board includes parents, teachers and leaders but our school council meetings are open to our entire community. At Isabella Bird, we believe in stakeholder voice.

Innovation status in DPS is a privilege only granted to a few schools. We take this privilege seriously and use it to improve our school and make it a home for our entire community. To learn more about our Innovation status, please read our Innovation plan.