Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to empower students to own their education by developing the academic and social skills to succeed in school and beyond. We accomplish this mission by providing high-quality summer and after-school programming. Our vision is to build generations of students who become college- or career-ready graduates and productive citizens of our community.
Our application process
How To Apply for DCA
All DCA students participate in an application process. DCA seeks a diverse group of students who each bring a unique and valuable perspective of Gaston to the Academy. We look for students who show some interest or spark in school and who would benefit from an encouraging, enriching and supportive academic environment. DCA seeks families who are committed to the student’s success and are willing to fully participate in the Dream Center Academy program.
Call For Inquiry
Mail For Inquiry
Elementary school principals, guidance counselors and teachers nominate students.
Parents and students receive an application packet to complete and return.
DCA scores the applications.
Parents receive acceptance notification through US mail.
An Acceptance Dinner is held for our new class of students.
STUDENTS IN OUR PROGRAM
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Get In Touch
Location: 635 S Myrtle School Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052
Telephone: (704) 671-2254
Academy Hours: M-F: 10am – 6pm