Students at a Catholic high school in the Washington, D.C., area can get a much-needed break from homework and the rest of school with a religious education, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Education.
The program is known as the “catholics” curriculum, and it has been adopted by the D.F.C. in the past.
The students in the program, called the “dynamic students,” are in high school now, but will be able to enroll in classes starting in September.
The D.P.C.’s Education Department says the school district has been able to get some success with the program because it is tailored to the needs of its students.
In addition to the curriculum, the students will be required to participate in a series of activities designed to encourage prayer and community.
Students will receive weekly prayers and other spiritual guidance and participate in church worship.
They will also have the option of attending weekly Mass or attending weekly religious services.
The goal is to get more students to be involved in the church, said Dr. Jennifer Williams, who is the director of the school’s “Dynamic Students” program.
The initiative comes as the D.’s school district is in the midst of a major budget deficit, and is struggling to find more money to help it meet its costs.
The school district says it has a long-term budget deficit of more than $50 million, and that a significant portion of that is because of declining enrollment.
It also faces financial problems because of its limited number of students.
Williams said the D-District is taking advantage of the opportunity to offer students a secular, nonreligious education.
The “dynamics” curriculum focuses on helping students learn about their religious beliefs and practices, such as the Catholic faith, and how they can be used to enhance the learning experience for students.
The curriculum is designed to help students understand their own faith and its benefits, Williams said.
Students also are asked to practice faith in the classroom, and to be active participants in the Davenport Community Church, which the school is building.
In the program’s curriculum, students are also taught how to pray for their friends and family, and about how to live in a community.
“They can practice faith and make that practice part of their lives,” Williams said of the students.
“That’s what we wanted them to understand in terms of being able to do that in the context of school.”
D.D.C.-based Jesuit school The College of Saint John the Divine also is helping the D and D-D.P.’s Dynamic Students to take advantage of a program that has been developed at its St. John the Evangelist College.
The college is helping its students develop skills in a number of areas, including math, reading and writing.
“These are skills that we teach in our math and science classes,” said Christopher A. Fishel, dean of the college.
“The students who are being taught the Dynamic Students are also being taught math, science and the arts, so they can learn how to use these skills in the real world.”
The college plans to add the curriculum to the school curriculum in the fall.
Fisch, who was a D.M.D.-trained psychologist in the 1980s, said the Dynamic students are an important addition to his program, adding that the DPs program is a great way to help prepare students for the future.
Fiseshel said the program provides an alternative to what he sees as a monolithic school system.
Students are taught in a way that allows them to learn from different perspectives and different teachers, he said.
“We’ve always had a strong Catholic tradition in our school, and this is a way to make it accessible to a wider range of students,” Fishell said.