A Word From Dr. Wallace:

DLA will continue to offer Kindergarten through 8th grade!!

 

To: Dayton Leadership Academies Current and Prospective Families

Date: February 4, 2016

You may have heard news reports that some of the elementary schools in the Dayton Public School District are changing their grade configuration. Some will be PK-6 and some will be 7-8th grades only.

Please know that Dayton Leadership Academies (DLA) will continue to provide grades Kindergarten through 8th grade next year and beyond.

Facts about this story include:

FACT:

Dayton Leadership Academies are NOT part of the Dayton School District. DLA schools are independent charter public schools which allow us to make all of our own operating decisions.

FACT:

Dayton Leadership Academies offer grades Kindergarten through 8th grade and will continue to do so in future years. We are committed to serve families by preparing our students for high school. As a prime example of this preparation, 20 eighth graders have been accepted into Chaminade-Julienne and Alter High Schools in the past two years. Also, 5 of our 8th graders have been awarded Montgomery County College Promise scholarships.

FACT:

Dayton Leadership Academies are currently enrolling students for next school year by re-enrolling our current students and taking applications from new students for next year. For enrollment information for grades K-8, please call 567-9426.

FACT:

Preliminary test scores from 2015 show that DLA scored almost doubled the average results in the Dayton Public Schools. DLA also scored higher than the statewide average for all charter public schools in reading and math on a majority of tested grade levels.

FACT:

Miami Valley Childhood Development Corporation operates two infant/toddler classrooms and four preschool classrooms in our building at Dayton Leadership Academies. So families can enroll their children from infant through 8th grade at DLA!

We hope this note helps to assure our families that their students can stay at DLA through 8th grade!!!

Sincerely,     

The Dayton Leadership Academies Board, Administration and Staff 

 

 

Look at our Eighth Graders!!

 

High School News

7 of our eighth graders were accepted in Chaminade-Julienne and Alter High Schools in January!

 

The accepted students include:

Accepted to Alter

Alicia West

Alex Montanari

Deondre McKinney

Kamryn Bridges

Charles Broyles

 

Accepted to CJ & Alter

Imara Irwin-Debraux

Terrance Robinson

 

Good luck to all of our eighth graders as they apply to DECA, Stivers, STEM, Ponitz, Dunbar, Meadowdale, Thurgood Marshall and others in the coming months. We will continue to highlight the high school acceptances of all of our eighth graders.

 

College Promise

Terrance Robinson is a finalist for the Montgomery County College Promise scholarship. Good luck to Terrance in the interview portion of the process!

 

Re-Registration for the 2016-17 school year is underway!!

The process of signing up our current DLA students to “Stay at DLA” has begun. We give our current students FIRST CHANCE at the seats available for next school year. So watch for the re-registration packet and make sure to “SAVE YOUR SEAT”.

We want to grow our kindergarten again this year encourage your friends and families to enroll at DLA!

 

More Good News

 

83% of our families and students attended our second quarter conferences. Our goal for third quarter is 90% so mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 23 from 4-7pm and Thursday, March 24 9am-2pm. Please note third quarter conferences are on Wednesday and Thursday that week because our last day of school before spring break is Wednesday, March 23.

 

Our preliminary state test scores from last year place us-on average, double the scores of Dayton Public Schools and ABOVE the statewide average of ALL charter public schools in Ohio!

 

For this year, our internal academic progress assessment, known as i-Ready, shows that our students have made significant progress in reading and math from the beginning of the school year to the end of December. With only 8 weeks to go before state testing in 2016, we are focused on “MAKING EVERY MINUTE COUNT” at DLA! You can help by ensuring that your children are at school each day, on time and take full advantage of our weekly Wednesday after school tutoring and our last two Saturday sessions on February 6 and March 12 from 9:00am to Noon.

 

Thanks for everything you are doing to help your children work hard at school and complete their homework!!

 

 

Dr. Wallace,

            

Executive Director

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