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Welcome Detroit Innovation Academy families to an exciting new school year!
I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining DIA this year. I’d also like to thank all of our returning families for continuing to entrust us with your scholar’s education. I am honored to be your principal and look forward to another year watching your scholars learn and grow! 
I am excited to be entering my fourth year as Principal of Detroit Innovation Academy and my 14th year in education.  Having been a part of DIA for the past 9 years now in various roles, I can say without a doubt that my favorite thing about Detroit Innovation Academy is our small community environment; this enables us to be able to get to know all of our scholars personally and support them as they achieve their goals.  
Last school year was certainly a year to remember and I am so proud to have been a part of our school community that has made competitive academic gains and outperformed our local community schools!  Our staff did an outstanding job achieving these goals and ending the school year strong with many successes.  As we enter the new school year, we are thrilled to be welcoming back the majority of our staff and introducing some amazing new members to the team.  Together with our dedicated staff, we will continue to be guided by our mission to provide a stimulating and supportive environment that empowers scholars to reach academic excellence and to be leaders in the community.
Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community; it truly does take a village and at DIA we value teamwork and collaboration! Education is a joint venture and we greatly appreciate the support you provide for your children at home and at school to help them meet their learning goals.  
Communication between home and school is critical, especially during a time when circumstances can change overnight. I will provide information to parents via School Messenger phone, text and email as well as through Classroom DoJo posts, so please ensure your information is updated in PowerSchool and that you are connected to our school pages.  If you need help updating this information, please contact our office staff and they will be sure to assist you. 

I look forward to another great year with you and your child!

Best Regards,
Marina Hanna-Kaminski

At a glance

  • Data-Driven Instruction D.I.A. provides exemplary individualized instruction through the use of data-driven practices. Curriculum-based assessments along with NWEA MAP assessments (Measures of Academic Progress) provide critical information utilized to inform differentiated supports for students at all levels of academic proficiency.
  • Character Development At Detroit Innovation Academy, we believe teaching character is just as important as teaching content. Our proactive approach of highlighting monthly moral virtues instills important core ethical values and inspires exemplary character in all of our scholars.
  • Rigorous Curriculum Our educators deliberately plan and create engaging learning experiences daily. By utilizing Common Core aligned curriculum with clear learning outcomes, matching assessments, and effective instructional strategies, our educators ensure that all students are challenged to achieve the desired end.

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