Our great education
we teach here starts with a strong student-teacher-parent relationship.
U.S. News & World Report honored Dove Science Academy OKC as one of “America’s Best High Schools”.
In addition to a math and science focus, strong computer and robotics programs are offered at Dove.
We are able provide a great education due to our ability to teach
one on one with students.
With a college acceptance rate
of 100 percent, Dove has earned its reputation.
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Message from the Superintendent
Dear DOVE Community,
On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to welcome all of our new and returning families to the 2019-2020 school year. We are honored that you have entrusted Dove Schools with the tremendous task of educating your children. Throughout the summer, Administrators, Central Office Staff and I, as well as Department Heads and Teachers, have been involved in fine-tuning and finalizing plans for the new school year. We continually work on making Dove Schools the best place for your students to learn.
Last year at this time, many could not have imagined that Dove Schools would have additional campuses any time soon. Yet, today I am proud to say that after meticulous planning and hard work, Dove Schools in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have welcomed two new campuses to the family. This brings us to a total of seven Dove Schools campuses in the State of Oklahoma! We are excited about being able to serve even more students in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City area.
I am thankful for the fact that we will be able to start the school year with a brand-new written curriculum. The written curriculum includes new textbooks for our students, as well as district-aligned plans for our faculty. This process did not just start in the Summer. It is the culmination of the work of a team of teachers and administrators, involving countless hours of research, data collection, planning, development, evaluation, design, and meetings that started in the previous school year. I thank our hard-working Faculty, Staff and School Board for their professional and personal commitment in continuing to provide the students at Dove Schools with an outstanding place for learning.
At Dove Schools, we are committed to providing our students with a great academic program. However, even more so, we are dedicated to providing our students and their families with a place where they can develop character. As we start the new school year, I encourage our entire DOVE community to engage in our core values: Disciplined, Organized, Vigorous, Education.
It is an honor to serve as Superintendent of Dove Schools. I look forward to continuing to partner with you in our common goal to provide our students with a quality education. Together, we can make the 2019-2020 school year a time of positive growth in every area.
Dr. Ibrahim Sel
Dove Schools are high performing K-12 public charter schools in Oklahoma that focus on math, science, engineering, and computer technologies to provide opportunities for underserved communities. Dove Schools proudly serve more than 2,000 students in five college preparatory schools. With a college acceptance rate of 100 percent, Dove Schools have earned the reputation of providing a distinct, high-quality education.
First Lady Melania Trump visited Dove School of Discovery Tulsa campus as part of her "Be Best" campaign. It was a great pleasure hosting Mrs. Trump at our school.
The First Lady said that Dove schools embody kindness, respect and strong character every day. Visiting Tulsa was the first stop of going to three states in two days as the First Lady promotes her Be Best initiative that focuses on keeping kids healthy and safe.
She spoke to Pre-K, 2nd, and 6th-grade classrooms, sitting at the tables with the children. She went to a science classroom where some of the older students explained their projects.
Mrs. Trump says character-based education is critical.
We would like to thank to all of our stakeholders including parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community leaders for making character implementation part of school culture. Thanks to Mrs. Trump for visiting Dove Schools and emphasizing the importance of social, emotional, and physical health to our students.
Visit the following links to view the media coverage of this important event:
Dove Science Academy students took a 12-volt car and modified it specifically for a boy with special needs. It allows him to be semi-independent. He makes the car go by pressing on the steering wheel. His parents also have a remote control to also operate the car.
"They were so excited because you are helping someone's life, you are changing someone's life," said teacher Ahmet Unlu.
Unlu's students work on several real, hands on projects, including others that can help people in the community, like prosthetic hands.
Dove students wanting to donate prosthetic hands to community
The students at Dove Science Academy are actually creating hands for those in need.
"We were sort of brainstorming what we could do to help the community and that's when we realized we could build prosthetic hands for kids and that's what got me really excited,” Axel Castillo said.
The high school students in this engineering class are making prosthetics using simple materials that all start with a 3D printer.
What's right with our schools
Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School for Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
“The dedication and hard work of our staff members, especially teachers, before school, after school, are going extra, extra miles for these students to be successful," said the superintendent of Dove Science Academy, Umit Alpaslan.
And teacher Esmerelda Valadez knows Dove Science Academy is on the right track. She’s not only an educator at the school, she’s also a graduate of Dove.
“I love that I was able to come back and teach with former teachers of mine. Which was very helpful," she said.
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Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives recognize Dove Schools
We can't stop bragging about Dove Science Academy OKC, Dove Science Academy Tulsa and Dove Science Academy Elementary -- among 80 schools across the nation -- for being named State Schools of Character!
What a wonderful opportunity it was to have the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives recognize all of our admin, faculty, staff and students' hard work!
While being honored at the Capitol, both the Senate and House, read resolutions in recognition of all six Oklahoma Schools of Character and April 10, 2017 was declared Oklahoma Schools of Character Day.
Admin, teachers, students, alumni from each Oklahoma School of Character celebrate with their State Representatives on Oklahoma Schools of Character Day at the Capitol.
To learn more about Schools of Character, see character.org. Or see Fox 25's Living Oklahoma feature at okcfox.com.
Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb toured classrooms at Dove Science Academy Tulsa
During a recent visit to Dove Science Academy Tulsa, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb toured classrooms, interacted with teachers and students and applauded the school's talent.
Thank you, Lt. Governor Lamb for your insight and encouragement and taking the time to visit our school!
Lt. Governor Todd encouraged students to keep their talents in state and remain his neighbor.
"Please come back and make Oklahoma the state all our citizens deserve and that other states look to and point to. One day, Texas may look at Oklahoma and say, 'We want to be like Oklahoma,' and New York may look at Oklahoma and say, 'We want to be like Oklahoma' because you are the best and the brightest, so please come back."
OSU-OKC works with Oklahoma City charter school to help students earn associate degree with diploma
Twenty Oklahoma City 11th graders will begin college coursework this summer with the goal of earning a two-year associate degree by the time they graduate from high school.
The new dual-enrollment program is a partnership between Dove Science Academy, 919 NW 23, and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City.
OSU-OKC President Natalie Shirley said the program - called EXCELerate Dove - builds on the relationship between the public charter school and the community college.
"Dove students are always exceptional students. They're smart, hardworking, typically leaders and good citizens," Shirley said. "They're at the top of everything a college or employer would want."
To see the full article by Kathryn McNutt, visit NEWSOK.