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Dove Science Academy (OKC)

Charter | 6-12 | 485 students

"Disciplined Organized Vigorous Education"
 
 

 
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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted yesterday

DSAE is an exemplary school. Children of all ethnicities are educated in a manner that prepares them for the next level. I feel safe knowing that my children are attending a school that puts their best interests first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

The students at Dove Science Academy are some of the best behaved and helpful children that I have had the pleasure of being around. The structure of Dove helps the students be ready to interact and achieve in their lives. The classes are challenging and diverse. It is a great learning environment for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2014

My daughter graduated from Dove Science Academy, and she very much enjoyed her time at Dove. The challenging curriculum and structure of Dove Science Academy prepared her for her college career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

Dove Science Academy has been a wonderful learning experience for my daughter. The emphasis on academic excellence is outstanding. As a parent I appreciate the discipline atmosphere of the school. i highly endorse Dove Science Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

This school is definitely challenging, but they truly believe that all children can learn. Students are selected for admission through a lottery and waiting list, so everyone has the same chance of getting in. If your student does get accepted, expect a lot of hard work. DSA-OKC is a college preparatory school, and that is their goal for every student-college. If you and your child are determined to put in the work necessary to succeed at the college level and beyond, then you should definitely apply for the DSA-OKC lottery.


Posted March 23, 2013

I graduated from this school in 2012 with a full-ride to two different universities and a handful of different scholarships, alongside with some of the most talented, successful people I know. My years as a Dove Science Academy student were some of the best years of my life. At Dove, we are a family -middle school students, high school students, teachers, staff, everyone. With a small student population, I felt safe and comfortable surrounded by all the familiar faces. In addition, the teachers and administration are dedicated to seeing that we as students reach our full potential. Dove gave me more than an education - it gave me the confidence, determination, and drive to succeed in life. These aspects enhanced my learning experience and helped me develop into the confident, ambitious young adult I am. I know for a fact that if it wasn't for Dove, I wouldn't be where I am today.


Posted June 17, 2012

This school was a entirely to big disappointment. My daughter was verbally abused by one of the most trusted teachers, yet he wasn't even fired. He is a 10th grade teacher and he said my daughter was worthless because she didn't complete any of her work, he said she would not make it any where in life. This is rediculous! I am supposed to be able to drive my child to SCHOOL and be able to trust that she will be safe. School is a place you should learn about how to be safe and seek new oppurtunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

I posted a report on this page in April of 2010. I am back to report that in these last couple of years, I am still convinced that DOVE SCIENCE ACADEMY is the best school for my daughter. She has maintained nothing but straight "A's, and has been placed on the Honor Roll each year. Of course her personal effort has played a great deal in this, but her teachers have also contributed greatly in keeping her interest focused on her studies, and the subjects that will be important to her on the road to college. They continue to provide the support that she needs to stay on the right track, and I have nothing but praises for DSA. A school that sends the teachers to your home to discuss anything regarding the education your child is receiving is few and far between. In my opinion, that type of concern only shows how much Dove truly cares about the quality of education that your child is receiving, along with any input the parents may have. Keep up the good work Dove.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

I enrolled my son in DSA Elementary last year and this year he is in first grade. He has gotten so much encouragement from his teachers and progressed wonderfully. I am extremely impressed with the quality of this school. I will most certainly enroll my other little one in kindergarten next year. I have worked for Oklahoma City Public Schools to be exact 3 of them; and I am telling you, you will not find better schools than DSA schools. On another note my sister in law graduated from DSA high school in OKC, she got a full ride scholarship and if that doesn't get your attention nothing will!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

I am a student at this school. I am not impressed with it, I am placed in a class with underachieving students. Mind you I get A's and B's. These students disrupt my learning and mock me whenever I try to help them with their studies. Also the library has a multitude of children's books which aren't at the level of many 6-12 grade students. I try to express my wish to be moved to one of the classes with students of my intelligence, but nothing works.


Posted September 13, 2010

my child has been at this school since 6th grade she is inthe 9th now i like the fact that the teachers will come on there on time on a saturday to help any student who is not understanding the subject. she has thrived at this school and is focused on her goal of going to collage
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

DSA is the best school. I searched in OKC and I relized that their test scores are the top all over the state... So how can we explain this success?. (I think it is not related graduated with a Bachelor's degree Magna cum laude.) They know their job and how to teach the students. Thanks a lot for this success.......DSA


Posted January 18, 2009

I am a senior at Dove and absoloutly love it. I've attended for 4 years and can honestly say that it has the best environment for any student. You feel welcomed and respected. Not only is the education outstanding, I am truly provided with an experience of a life time. I highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

Dove Science Academy taught me the values of becoming a better student and a well-rounded person. DSA is an ideal place if you want your child to learn/interact with other students from a variety of cultures. The diversity between the staff and students help create DSA a place of learning, not judging. I cannot thank this school enough for what it has done for me. This school will/is preparing me for college and is guiding me down the right path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

i go to dove and i had bad grades in math but that had no affect on me being accepted to dove..dove is one of the best schools i've ever went to..
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

I pulled both of my children from this school. It is a very bad school. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree Magna cum laude. I've lived in several states. I've taught school. I know education. This has to be the worst school I've ever seen and I regret ever putting my children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

Dove is providing the best education for free. Great environment, awesome activities and devoted teachers. Highly recommended. Cat
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

dove science provides the best education for free. you can only get this kind of education in the private schools which means about $7 -10,000 yearly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

My daughter and me interviewed with for my child to attend in her 8th grade year.We had to provide her transcript from the previous school. She had good grades in everything but math. The principal looked down on my daughter because of this. She was in an elementary algebra course her 7th grade year. He said their students were in Algebra 1 in their 7th grade year. He felt like she had no chance of catching up. Made her feel she could not keep up with the curriculum. She cried once we left his office. He was not positive and very unprofessional in how he approached my daughter. Not student friendly.This was 2yrs ago. The school advertises for At Risk Students. Students that need an alternative outlet. If this is not so. It should not be advertised as though it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I really love this school for my daughter. I feel like they have a very good curiculum and my daughter loves the school. Dove has a great learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
96%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, grades 5 and 8 in science and writing, grade 5 in social studies, grade 7 in geography, and grade 8 in U.S. history and government. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 84% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 77% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 79% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
English II

The state average for English II was 88% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
English III

The state average for English III was 92% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

67 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

51 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
92%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 77% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 65% 12%
White 16% 54%
Black 10% 10%
Asian 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation OU
OSU
UCO
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • ACT College Readiness Award (2012)
  • Newsweek 7th Best High School (2013)
  • OK Promise (OHLAP) Championship Award (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • OK Ethics Community Impact Award (2013)
  • FRC Robotics State Rookie Inspiration Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • YUNUS BICICI
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (405) 524-9471

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Game club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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Our records show that the deadline was March 14, 2014, but you should contact the school in case the date has changed.

 
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What are your chances?


2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
110
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
500

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
OU
OSU
UCO
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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919 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Phone: (405) 524-9762

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