Mrs. Hanna Kaminski has been dedicated to the field of education for the past 12 years. She began her career as a middle school English teacher, before becoming a reading specialist, instructional coach, director of academics, and currently principal. Her passion lies with educating scholars in engaging and innovative ways.
A Member of the Central Michigan University Community
Location & Contact
No, Transportation is not Provided
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|Accepting New Students?||
Yes - Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
|Application Priorities||Siblings of Current Students|
Academics & Activities
Common Core Curriculum
Core Knowledge Language Arts (K-2)
Engage NY Math (K-8)
Wit & Wisdom Reading (3-8)
Atlas MAISA Social Studies Units
|Leadership and Mentoring|
The founders of the Detroit Innovation Academy envision a school and overall learning environment where students are given the best possible chance to make a difference in their lives, their families and their communities. The Academy is a place where students are immersed in learning and growth opportunities using best practice instructional approaches and provided with unique motivational experiences. An expectation that all students can achieve academic excellence will form the foundation of structured teaching and learning at the Academy.
Our graduates experience Success and are academically prepared to take advantage of opportunities in a changing society. They are Innovation leaders in their field, healthy individuals and community advocates who make a positive difference in the world. Our parents experience a sense of Pride due to the progress and success of their children. As highly respected partners in the educational process, parents work cooperatively with school personnel to establish goals, support their child’s continual learning and pursuit of a college education. Our staff experiences a sense of Accomplishment and is held in high esteem. Staff work collaboratively, are highly qualified, Innovation, effective, and committed to the success of all students. The Academy staff is positive youth role models. Our community views the Academy as a Model for other schools and organizations. The school is Innovation in its thinking and program offerings and is committed to quality education for all students. The community readily partners with the Academy to empower students and strengthen the community.
Is there a parent advisory council?Yes
Bi-weekly PTA meetings. This organization typically organizes special activities and fund-raising projects. Revenue earned is used to supplement school material, supplies and equipment.
School Safety Culture
At Detroit Innovation Academy, we promote individual as well as group success for our teachers and scholars, and these successes are recognized and celebrated. We promote scholar and staff safety both emotionally and physically. Scholars are consistently held to high academic expectations, but mistakes are not considered failures, they are opportunities to learn and grow. We promote the collaboration and partnership of parents, scholars, staff, and administration when making decisions that directly affect the scholars success. All scholars have access to academic support and services through individual, small group, and whole group based instruction so they may succeed.