Dream Center Academy

Families & Students

We are more than just a community.
We are a family.

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Mission & Vision

Our vision is to be a resource and a strong support system for students and families. We are committed to communicating with our families that their active involvement makes a significant difference in their child’s overall performance. That is why at The Academy, as we aspire to serve our Dream Center students well,  we believe this includes serving our families well. It is important for us to partner with Dream Center parents to see their student’s Dream Fearlessly and reach their full potential in college and beyond.

– Lacy Beach

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September

Start of after-school academy 2020-21

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September

DCA Parent Event – All Grade Levels 

How to support your student parent event with GCS @6:30 Zoom 

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October

DCA Family Event – 8th Graders

DCA Drive-In – A night of social distancing

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October 

DCA Family Event – 6th & 7th Graders

DCA Drive-In – A night of social distancing

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October

High School Service Project @ The DCA Drive In – A nigh of social distancing 

 

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October

High School Service Project @ The DCA Drive In – A nigh of social distancing

 

 

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Middle School Events

We are excited to host events to support Dream Center families. Information for monthly events and updates can be found here throughout the year. Dates, resources, and follow-up surveys will be available for our families starting September 8th. 

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High School Events

For our high school program, we will have quarterly events to support parents of High School students. We are eager to be a support system for our High school families. Dates, resources, and follow-up information will be available for all High School families starting September 8th.

Community resources
The Fast Program
FAST is a “parent engagement program that helps children thrive by building strong relationships at home.” It’s program activities are educational, fun, and emotionally rewarding for all participants. Here at the Academy, FAST is implemented by a trained team comprised of parents, teachers, other school representatives, high-school advocates, and community-based professionals at the Middle School level. Each team member will seek to engage families in group activities, and discussions that lead to significant improvements in children’s behavior, emotional well-being, and academic performance. We believe in your child and are excited to offer this program that includes: free dinner, games for parents and students, free childcare for all younger siblings, one-on-one time with your student, and community support from our staff and other parents.
Covid-19

We are committed to keeping your student safe. We are working closely with the Gaston County Health Department to make the Dream Center space you feel comfortable sending your child to protect them and you. If you or your student have symptoms and have questions about getting tested locally for free, or transportation to get tested we are here to give your those resources and help you out. Contact Lacy Beach lbeach@dreamcenteracademy.com or 980-613-2604.

Food Pantry

 

Our mission is to serve students well, and we believe that includes serving families well. We always want to have resources available for families. Resources to engage in their students learning and to help our families in times of need. If you ever have questions about getting groceries from the Dream Center Food Pantry or donating to our food pantry to serve all Dream Center families  Contact Lacy Beach lbeach@dreamcenteracademy.com or 980-613-2604. 

Community Resources
As we serve families within the Gaston County Community, we serve next to other amazing programs within the area that have resources you may need. Whatever your need is reach out to us, we may not be able to meet every need but we are here to serve you and we will find resources to point you to. You can find resources here month to month or email lbeach@dreamcenteracademy.com or our Social Worker aseltun@dreamcenteracademy.com
Back To School Supplies

Our mission is to serve students well, and we believe that includes serving families well. We always want to have resources available for families. Resources to engage in their students learning and to help our families in times of need. If you ever have questions about getting more school supplies anytime during the year from the Dream Center Food Pantry or donating to our food pantry to serve all Dream Center families  Contact Lacy Beach lbeach@dreamcenteracademy.com or 980-613-2604.

Fast Program

We start our FAST program for families every March. This is an 8-week program for the whole family with free dinner, interactive activities for the whole family, free childcare for all siblings, and MUCH MORE. For more information about our next cycle Contact Lacy Beach lbeach@dreamcenteracademy.com or 980-613-2604.