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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

DCA Calendar

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November

Middle School: Taking Donations for Operation Christmas Child

  

Event Info

We are excited about partnering with Operation Christmas Child to make boxes for students around the world. We are asking our students to donate items to fill boxes. We will still be taking donations
through Nov. 11th. This is a service project that DCA loves to do every year with our students. The grade level that brings in the most items will receive an ice cream party.

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November

10th Grade: Practice ACT Window Begins

Event Info

Practice ACT Window for 10th Grade Begins. This window will be open until Friday, November 19, 2021.

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November

Veteran’s Day: Dream Center Academy Closed

*High School: Community Service Project- Feed the Homeless 

Event Info

November 17th Thank you Teachers- ​Every November, we take the opportunity to say Thank you To Teachers. Baskets will be made on Nov. 17th, and ​we are asking families to donate a dollar for us to create Thank You Teacher Baskets​ for the teachers at your students’ schools. Help us say thank you to the teachers

that are doing their best in a very unique school year for all of us. The last day to bring in a dollar will be November 13th. ​We will plan to deliver baskets to your students’ teachers on Nov. 24th and 25th. Thank you for helping us Thank them

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November

Thank You to Teachers

 

 

Event Info

Every November, we take the opportunity to say Thank youTo Teachers. We will have an event at the academy on Nov. 16th, and we are asking parent to participate by volunteering their time to help at this event. Our students will be writing thank you cards for them and we hope parents can also help us say thank you to the teachers that are doing their best this school year for all of us. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer by Nov. 10th. This is a parent and student service project that we are so excited for you to partner with us!

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November

Middle School: Operation Christmas Child Packing and Ice Cream Party 

 

Event Info

The grade level that brings in the most items will receive an ice cream party.

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November

Girls on the Run

8:00am @ Whitehall Corporate Center

Event Info

Runners should show up directly to Whitehall Corporate Center (3701 Arco Corporate Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273) @ 8:00am with their running partner. We are excited to run the race as a Dream Center community and then celebrate afterwards @ IHOP nearby. The girls in this club can put this date on their calendar.

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November

High School: Trip to Crowder’s Mountain

  Afterschool

Event Info

Transportation home is provided.

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November

Dream Center Academy Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24- 26

Event Info

The Dream Center Academy will be closed for Thanksgiving from November 24- 26, 2021.

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November

Thanksgiving Day

 

 

Event Info

Enjoy this day with your loved ones!

Our

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.