Principal's Message


Dear Scholars and Families, 


            Greetings and welcome to Del Lago Academy “Campus of Applied Science”, home of the DLA Firebirds! DLA is built upon a set of Core Beliefs that value personalization, authentic learning experiences, an ethic of excellence, and skilled professional teachers. By participating in innovative tasks that seek to solve real world problems, scholars not only challenge themselves intellectually, but also demonstrate empathy, creativity, and collaboration.  

            The culture of achievement at DLA is accomplished through a relentless dedication to a set of mutual agreements or pillars.

The five pillars encompass the essence of the spirit that makes DLA such a special place are: 

  • Welcome
  • Do No Harm
  • Never Too Late to Learn
  • Choice Words
  • Be the Best

Our scholar demographics mirror the rich array of backgrounds and cultures that make up the city of Escondido. Together, we create an inclusive and welcoming school that strives for continuous improvement. We are committed to the ideal that it is truly never too late to learn. We are on a continuous cycle of improvement where scholars and staff reflect on their learning journey – always striving to improve. 

            On behalf of the entire DLA family, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school community. Together, we will make the2 018-19 school year the best year yet.




Ruth Hellams