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Dallas Academy restores the promise of full academic enrichment to students with learning differences. A meaningful connection with each student is established to overcome barriers to success. Dallas Academy offers students and parents the best of both worlds by providing an effective program and strategies to meet the special educational needs of bright students in the first through twelfth grades with learning differences, while including the activities of a larger, more traditional school.
Founded in 1965, Dallas Academy offers a structured, multisensory program for students to achieve success both in and out of the classroom. Organizational skills, self-discipline, time management, and solid academics instill students with genuine self-esteem. Students are mentored by a dedicated, experienced staff of teachers who continuously raise expectations while providing the tools and support necessary for success. College preparation is emphasized at Dallas Academy. 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 their parents and students. As one parent remarked, “Dallas Academy has done more to change the lives of its students and their families than any school I know of. Dallas Academy has made it possible for my child to have hope about the future. It brings out the best in the kids which may not have been found in another environment.” Dallas Academy students continue to achieve success both academically as well as in extracurricular programs. Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by participating on school athletic teams, in musical and theatrical productions, on the award-winning yearbook staff, or in the numerous clubs and organizations that Dallas Academy provides.
Noteworthy programs include STARRS Character Development, Take Flight, Orton-Gillingham, Department of Creative Technology, Future City Project, and STEM education. Dallas Academy also boasts one of the largest solar panel arrays in the state of Texas. Dallas Academy is accredited by AdvancED-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Dallas Academy offers rolling admissions and welcomes visitors and applications throughout the year.