DAPER is committed to the pursuit of Excellence in creating an environment that:
- Develops Community by embracing the uniqueness of each person, working cooperatively and providing courtesy, respect, and gratitude in all interactions;
- Provides Education that instills an appreciation for lifelong learning through the development of knowledge, skills, abilities, social and emotional growth, responsibility, and sportsmanship;
- Inspires Leadership by demonstrating vision, knowledge, integrity, loyalty, pride, passion and service through the delivery of quality programs and opportunities;
- And promotes Wellness by fostering an environment that values and practices healthy lifestyles, and encourages personal growth and enjoyment, though physical and social activities.