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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Two of the Dove Schools campuses made it into top tiers of U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s best high schools. There are 18 Oklahoma high schools qualified for this ranking.
Overall, the rankings focus on student outcomes with an emphasis on graduation rates and state proficiency tests.
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 Schools are accepting applications now for 2019-2020 Academic year
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.
Dreamers Take Us Beyond the Clouds
2017 Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission State Aviation Art Contest encourages new creative heights in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
A big congratulations to two of our special dreamers and artists for being honored in the 2017 Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission State Aviation Art Contest: Uyen N. and Daisy E.!
Uyen won Second Place while Daisy received Honorable Mention, both in the Intermediate Division.
Feel with the heart of another
Dove Science Academy Elementary hosted Representative Mickey Dollens. During his visit he read the book "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" and spoke about empathy.
One of the school's core values, empathy is the ability to see with the eyes of another, listen with the ears of another and, most importantly, feel with the heart of another.
When have you expressed empathy for others?
Thank you, Representative Dollens!!
DSA Tulsa hosts School of Character assembly and celebrates!
Dove Public Charter Schools' (DPCS) is passionate about raising responsible, productive citizens. Named a 2017 Oklahoma School of Character, Dove Science Academy (DSA) Tulsa is dedicated to character education as an important part of student development.
Dove Science Academy Tulsa is one of only six schools in Oklahoma, and one of 80 schools across the nation to be named a 2017 Oklahoma School of Character by OKCharacter.org, Character.org and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
In honor of this special recognition, the high school hosted a celebration with many guests including Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, and Orlenthea McGowan, Langston University, School of Education professor.
"Character education is the sheer responsibility of the parents, teachers, students and members of the community who come together to support positive character development. In school, character education is a learned process that enables you, as students and adults, to understand, care and act on core ethical values, such as respect, justice, civic virtue, citizenship and responsibility to self and others. On behalf of Langston University, the President Kent Smith and our Dean of the School of Education Dr. Ruth Jackson, we want to say 'Congratulations, on being the 2017 School of Character!'"
Dove Science Academy OKC's Ethics Bowl team stars on Living Oklahoma before heading to nationals!
DSA OKC students and Ethics Bowl team members, Mariano Gonzalez and Juliet Ignacio, and teacher and team coach, Christopher Vian, answer an ethical dilemma on-the-spot during an appearance at Living Oklahoma and challenge the community to consider all sides of a situation.
Shortly after their on air appearance, the Ethics Bowl team went to the National High School Ethics Bowl in North Carolina where they competed with X teams.
We're so proud of our students for making it to nationals and holding their own throughout the competition with class and enthusiasm.
See the broadcast at http://okcfox.com.
Thank you KOKH Fox 25's Living Oklahoma for highlighting this wonderful competition and all of our students' hard work!
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.
Recently, students in DSA Tulsa's Close-Up program took a trip to Sequoyah State Park.
During their two-day adventure, students enjoyed bonding over important, civic-related discussions as well as playing basketball, soccer and board games, fishing, hiking, watching movies, building camp fires and more.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Gabby Rueda attends the Dove Science Academy and she is Oklahoma's first Gold Medal Congressional Award Winner.
It took her 3 years to complete the rigorous requirements which included 400 hours of community service, 200 hours of personal development, 200 hours physical fitness.
She wants to go to college and become a neurologist.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Does a tragic death mean murder? A cold, dead body; blood on an aspirin bottle; a suspicious computer search history — these are the facts, Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City freshman had to consider as part of a brand new forensic science course. A mock trial at the end of the semester tied together science, investigation procedures, legal methods and theories while teaching students what it means to find justice and forcing them to consider that tragedy does not guarantee conviction.
From filing search warrants to collecting evidence to recording and analyzing testimonies, students, a.k.a. “Dove Science Academy Police Department,” searched for answers in the untimely death of Fletcher D. Bear, a “student” and stuffed animal with a bright future cut short. With only the knowledge that Bear was rushed to a hospital after ingesting a toxic amount of aspirin, students had to piece together a puzzle that led them to file a First Degree Murder case against Jason Mack, defendant and dean of discipline.
"My mother is like a warrior to me."
Powerful are a son's reflections about his mother's value. Ramiro Garcia, Dove Science Academy (DSA) Elementary fifth grader, read these loving words to his mother, Gladys Garcia, during an Oklahoma Mothers Association's ceremony April 5, at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
"She protects me from danger and is always there for me. She loves me, and I love her...She's reliable, independent, smart, pretty and nice. She does everything to protect and nurture me," Ramiro continued as tears filled his mother's eyes and she embraced him.
The winner of the Oklahoma Mothers Association's essay contest, "What My Mother Means to Me," Ramiro said finding inspiration for his essay was easy.
"She's an amazing mom!" he exclaimed.
Click here to view the article and the video on NewsOK.
Dove Science Academy Elementary students are learning from community leaders what character means to them.
The school is inviting community members from all fields to present core value talks on values they implement in their lives daily. Core value talks are short, to the point and engaging.
The eight core values are responsible, respectful, open-minded, confident, kind, empathetic, teamwork and success.
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It’s simple: leaders give back. Leaders build relationships that cultivate a thriving community and culture of respect for those in need. Students at Dove Science Academy Oklahoma City (DSA OKC) strive to be those leaders who make powerful community connections throughout the year, and most recently they spread Christmas cheer at Grace Living Center.
As part of the high school’s College Readiness and Leadership Program students were encouraged to give up a few hours of their weekend to make a meaningful impact in the community. During their visit, about 30 students handed roses and Christmas cards to residents as well as sang carols for entertainment.
“When we have volunteers, our residents feel like they matter. It’s just so special to them, and they feel like a part of the community. It really means something,” said Activity Director Kellie Prather.
At Dove Science Academy success is more than an ambition, it is a tradition. Thus, it came as no surprise to faculty and staff that Mia Leonard, a senior at Dove Science Academy Tulsa, would push her own limits and strive for the very best in academic excellence. With a recent full ride, academic scholarship to attend Stanford University, Leonard’s efforts have reaped rewards to ensure her future, continued success.
Leonard said DSA Tulsa has helped cultivate her interest in science and computers and is grateful for the help of her academic advisor Servet Oksuz as well as the program Questbridge that helped her with college admission and scholarships.
“Dove has robotics, and we have a lot of science labs and AP classes…just all of these opportunities and the ability to dual enroll,” Leonard said. “And after coming to Dove, I noticed that a lot of my friends at other schools were getting caught up in gangs, parties and drama, and I’m not that kind of person. Here, I have friends who are interested in the same things as I am like science and computers.”
Leonard said she is excited to go to Stanford because of its top science program as she plans to study human biology and later attend medical school. Stanford University is ranked No. 4 nationally and is of the same caliber as the University of Chicago and Columbia University.
The product of our partnership with OKC Beautiful,the school graden project, was on the Daily Oklahoman.We send our special thanks to the board members of OKC Beautiful and all the volunteers for providing another opportunity for our students.