Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Dr. Phil Adams
District Ball Charter Schools (Dobson)
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Dobson Academy provides a personalized education to all students emphasizing comprehensive academic excellence in a safe, nurturing environment through partnering parents, students and staff.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
Honors track

Classes

0
Visual Arts
1
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

9
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Parent involvement center
Playground
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Special education programs Special education resource room
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 61% 42%
Hispanic 19% 43%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 51% 49%
N/A 49% 51%
Male 49% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 47%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

5
Girls Sports
including: Softball
4
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Soccer
Softball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 06:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Dobson Academy has adopted the Ball Foundation's School Design Collaborative (SDC). SDC facilitates shared decision making among all school stakeholders, including parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and students for the purpose of increasing student achievement and parent satisfaction.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying The Arizona Ball Charter Schools Governance Board supports a Non-Bullying Policy that affords students a confidential method to report incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The school focus on safety and character education includes practicing respect for others.

Awards

Academic award One of the top three charter schools in Arizona
Year received 2012

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Simply stop by and request an enrollment application or we will mail one to you
Learn more Www.dobsonacademy.org
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 02/08/2016

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012