Academy of Dover Charter School

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The Academy of Dover Charter School is a free public charter school for students in grades K-5.  The mission of the Academy of Dover is to open portals of opportunity for children and adults in the community through excellence in public education.  Academy of Dover was recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary Closing of the Achievement Gap.

Environment
Academy of Dover believes that our small school environment, which is characterized by rigorous academic and behavioral standards, high expectations for students and staff, individualized responsiveness to student needs, and a never ending passion for learning, will prepare each of our students with the early foundation necessary to excel both academically and globally in any future endeavor.

To insure that the students of the Academy of Dover are given a well-rounded education, students at the Academy of Dover also study Spanish, Art, Physical Education, Music, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Progress
Academy of Dover Charter School boasts the only Elementary Marching Band in the state, the only school where a student can start learning to play an instrument in Kindergarten.

The staff consistently seek out new scientifically based innovative teaching techniques in order to diversify their instruction. By carefully disaggregating testing data, teachers are able to focus their areas of assistance, so as to close achievement gaps.