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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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.
Dove Schools Parent Academy
.: Infinite Campus :.
We are so excited to inform our parents that we are switching to Infinite Campus as our new Student Information System starting next school year. Infinite Campus is a completely Web-based student information system (SIS) used by thousands of K12 districts across the United States. They currently manage data for 7.8 million students in 45 states. Their platform allows districts to streamline student administration, enable stakeholder collaboration and individualize instruction. Currently there are several Oklahoma school districts using Infinite Campus including Oklahoma City Public Schools, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Lawton, Union Public Schools. We feel that Infinite Campus will provide Dove Schools with the best mix of features and support going forward.
What Features are Available to Parents and Students?
Parents and students will be able to log into Infinite Campus from any computer or mobile device and have access to schedules, grades, assignments and attendance information. Teachers will be able to record grades, post assignments and take attendance among other features. This is just a few items Infinite Campus will provide Dove Schools.
For more information, please visit https://www.infinitecampus.com/.
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."
Discovery raises funds with garage sale and much more!
The hard work of admin, faculty, parents and students led to an outstanding fundraiser that included a pancake breakfast, garage sale, bake sale and car wash!
A big thank you to everyone involved! We couldn't have done it without you!
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.
Probably not smarter than Dove Discovery School of Tulsa's fifth graders who recently placed as Runner-Up in the Oklahoma Association for Academic Competition, Inc.'s Fifth Grade Academic Bowl Beta Tournament.
Congratulations to our students and teachers who work so hard to push their academic strengths, face challenges and have fun while doing it!
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.
It's not every day a human-size Etch-A-Sketch roams the halls of Dove Public Charter Schools. But that's exactly what could be found when high school student Lesly Morales participated in Charity Week by dressing as her favorite "Toy Story" character and reminding the community that it has a friend in Dove Science Academy OKC.
During the recent seven-day fundraiser, students paid $1 to dress according to the day's theme and an additional $1 to wear jeans instead of uniform slacks.
Dove Science Academy will once again recognize mathematics as an important pillar in the education system and life with an upcoming Oklahoma Math Challenge.
Designed to engage students with a passion for mental contests, the Oklahoma Math Challenge will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 4th at Dove Science Academy OKC, 919 NW 23rd Street and on Feb 18th at Dove Science Academy-Tulsa, 280 S. Memorial Dr.
The event is open to any interested fifth through eighth grade student.
To register or view a detailed schedule of the challenge, visit http://www.mathchallengeok.com. The registration and . There is no fee to register.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY — With each win, Dove Science Academy coach Cam Case nearly wants to pinch himself and wake up. But it's not a dream.
Dove Science Academy — a public charter school — is winning soccer games at a rate it never has before. The Rockets play in their first state semifinal game Tuesday night at Miami.
“It's been one of those seasons you can't believe is happening,” Case said. “It's one of those things you don't want to jinx yourself.”
The Rockets have gone from a little-known program that used a makeshift practice field to 13-2 this season and winners of two straight in the Class 4A playoffs.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Silence rapidly engulfed what normally is a very rowdy soccer field as a stadium-size tifo (or banner) unfurled and read, “The spirit of this city will not be defeated.” Fans and players paused to reflect on how Oklahoma City has grown and unified since April 19, 1995.
As part of Dove Science Academy’s (DSA) dedication to support its community, students worked with The Grid, Energy FC’s supporter group, to create a tifo featuring the survivor tree that was displayed at last year’s Energy FC season opener; a day before the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. A year later, Lampstead Media honored DSA and The Grid’s community spirit and the Oklahoma Standard with the premier of the documentary “Tifo.”
First the sound of soft rain hit the downbeat. Then the scratch of claves alternated beats, growing louder and more insistent. When finally the boom of a hand drum vibrated throughout the gymnasium of Dove Science Academy (DSA) on Thursday, Jan. 28. As high school seniors stood in a circle with eyes shut, Dr. Sophia Lee, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Director of Music Therapy, directed this mishmash, impromptu orchestra and discussed the scientific and more abstract ways in which music can influence human behavior and health.
As part of Dove Science Academy’s mission to continue to achieve a 100 percent college acceptance rate and successful college preparation, Southwestern Oklahoma State University professors and department chairs, including music therapy, were welcomed to Dove’s OKC campus.
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.
Dove Science Academy Elementary School students happily hopped on and off the Rolling Thunder Book Bus Tuesday, Dec. 8, with smiles and new books in hand, ready for new adventures and literacy challenges.
The Rolling Thunder Book Bus is a converted bus that travels to schools, community centers, museums, parks and other sites throughout the year to promote reading and literacy. Each student who visits the bus receives a free book to promote a love of reading. The book bus includes an inventory of at least 3,000 books for pre-school through fifth grade readers. To date, the Thunder Bus has made over 1,000 appearances and distributed over 100,000 books.
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Dove Science Academy and SKY Foundation organized STEM Expo Events on March 6th, 2015 in Expo Square, Tulsa and on April 4th, 2015 at Dove Science Academy-OKC campus. The events were huge success. Over 100 projects displayed beside robotics demostration and hovercraft experience. STEM Expo is the innovative alternative to the typical science fair. This exciting, free, one day event features Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM] as educational opportunities and viable career paths:
- Showcasing elementary through high school student
– Generated work
– Connecting students with their community.
Click here to see event pictures To learn more about the STEM EXPO events for 2015-2016 Academic year visit the Oklahoma STEM EXPO website
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.
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U.S.News ranked Dove Science Academy The Best High School in Oklahoma.
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college