About Dream Center Academy

Empowering Futures, Building Communities: Learn More About Dream Center Academy’s Mission and Impact

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Our Mission and Values

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-and career-ready graduates and productive citizens of our community.

Our History

Dream Center Academy launched our out-of-school-time program the summer of 2017 with our first class of rising 6th graders. Each year since, a new class has joined our program. DCA students are identified as students with great academic and social potential, but, like all of us, they may face factors that could keep them from reaching their full potential. With this in mind, we purposely designed our program to serve and support our students along their journey from 6th grade to high-school graduation.

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Dream Center Academy serves multiple classes of scholars and their families on their journey toward academic and personal growth
Dream Center Academy's graduates face bright futures

Our Present

It would take 7 years to build our program to full capacity. We are happy to announce that at this point in time, we are there! Our fourth class of students has transitioned from middle school to high school, and we are serving 7 classes of students ranging from 6th grade to 12th. In May our first class of students, the Class of 2024, will graduate as college-career-ready graduates.

Now in Year 7, we are serving 175 students and their families. We are excited about our continued growth and for what the future holds for the DCA community.

Who Drives Our Mission?

At Dream Center Academy, our dedicated team is the driving force behind our mission to empower students and build thriving communities. Get to know the passionate individuals who bring our vision to life every day. From experienced educators to devoted mentors, our staff is committed to providing students with the support and guidance they need to succeed. Click below to learn more about the incredible team behind Dream Center Academy.

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Get Started with DCA

Our innovative programs are designed to empower students to unlock their full potential academically, personally, and professionally. Whether you’re a parent seeking a brighter future for your child or a teacher looking to make a difference in your students’ lives, Dream Center Academy is here to support you. Click below to learn more about our application process and begin your journey with us today.

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Since becoming a DCA student, I have improved from having a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. I remember in middle school I used to say, “I can’t do this” and “Why do I have to do this?” Now I say “I will finish this semester with all A’s.” Socially, I have become a better person by communicating with new people. I have gained a lot of confidence in myself this past year, and I am still trying to become an even better person. It’s thanks to DCA and the support of people like you that I know I can be anything I choose to be. I have promise, and I have a future!

— Celeste