Welcome from the Principal 2018-19

Friday, August 24th, 2018

I am very excited to welcome our students and staff back to another great school year in the Des Moines Public Schools.    We are three schools in one here at Orchard Place School as we serve students in grades four through twelve grade.  We have highly qualified teachers at all grade levels who are committed to providing quality instruction to all students.  We offer a strong curriculum that is supported by standard referenced grading (SRG).  With this type of grading, we are able to share with parents and students their child’s progress on specific curriculum standards. Our school is a Positive Behavioral Invention Supports  (PBIS) school which is guided by the Circle of Courage philosophy. We believe strongly in fostering positive interactions with students and families to help students grow in their education.