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Dallas Academy restores the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences. A meaningfulconnection with each student is established to overcome barriers to success. Dallas Academy offers students andparents the best of both worlds by providing an effective program and strategies to meet the special educational needsof bright students in grades 1 through 12 with learning differences, while including the activities of a larger, moretraditional school.
Founded in 1965, Dallas Academy offers a structured, multisensory program for students to achieve success both inand out of the classroom. Organizational skills, self-discipline, time management, and solid academics instill studentswith genuine self-esteem. Students are mentored by a dedicated, experienced staff of teachers who continuously raiseexpectations while providing the tools and support necessary for success. College preparation is emphasized at DallasAcademy. Classes are small, with a student/teacher ratio of six to one. Every student on campus is known by all teachers,making it easy for students to be encouraged, praised, and guided toward achieving their goals.
Dallas Academy’s best ambassadors are its parents and students. As one parent remarked, “Dallas Academy hasdone more to change the lives of its students and their families than any school I know of. Dallas Academy has madeit possible for my child to have hope about the future.” Dallas Academy students continue to achieve success bothacademically and in extracurricular programs. Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by participating onschool athletic teams, in musical and theatrical productions, on the award-winning yearbook staff, or in the numerousclubs and organizations that Dallas Academy provides.
Noteworthy programs include STARRS Character Development, Take Flight, Orton-Gillingham, Department of CreativeTechnology, Executive Functioning Coaching, Future City Project, and STEM education. Dallas Academy is accreditedby AdvancED-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Dallas Academy offers rolling admissions andwelcomes visitors and applications throughout the year.