DCA High School Programs

Summer and After-School Opportunities for 9th-12th Grade Students

Paving the Way for College and Career Success

The Dream Center Academy high-school program is intentionally designed to keep our students on target to graduate college-career ready. Our high-school program plan provides students with a four-week summer program and ongoing support throughout their school year.

Summer Program

Our high school summer program includes: 4 community tours, a 4-week service project, academic study skill sessions, 1 field trip and 1 college tour per grade level. In June, our students engage in a Job Shadowing experience to explore their career interests.

School Year Program

Our school-year program offers quarterly visits to students’ schools, along with after-school sessions 4 days a week. These sessions include academic tutoring, enrichment clubs, and college-career planning. Students also engage in field trips, service projects, and character development sessions throughout the year.

Program Features

Summer Classes and After-School Tutoring

Academic Classes strengthen students’ academic skills and prepare them for advanced classes.

Provide crucial resources and mentorship for our students through the Sponsor a Scholar program

Enrichment Clubs

Enrichment Clubs broaden students’ experiences and support their personal development.

College Tours

College Tours provide our students with a first-hand view of college life and inform their decision for their future.

Community Tours

Community Tours expose students to aspects of our community that broaden our students’ experiences, support their personal development, and include educational, business, physical, and service enrichment activities.

Job Shadowing and Internships

Shadowing and internships allow students to gain valuable work experience and explore career opportunities.

Career Development Planning

Career Development assists students with investigating, planning, and pursuing a career of their choice.

Get Started with DCA

Prepare your student for success beyond graduation with Dream Center Academy’s High School Program. From college preparation to career exploration, we’re committed to guiding your student toward a future filled with possibilities. Click below to learn more about the application process and start your student’s journey toward success.

Learn more about our application process for high school students



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!

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