Dear Supporters of Dayton Leadership Academies:
As our school name implies, Dayton Leadership Academies is preparing leaders for the future. In this report, we highlight how DLA is preparing students to be leaders in high school, how we are developing teacher leaders, and how DLA families are leading the way.
DLA had many significant achievements in the 2018-2019 school year, including:
DLA earned a B rating in Progress and a B rating in Gap Closing on the Ohio State School Report Card
Our average academic growth was 1.37 years of growth in reading and 1.25 years of growth in math on the i-Ready diagnostic
Student average daily attendance was 94% and average attendance at quarterly parent-teacher conferences was 88%
85% of families indicating they were satisfied with DLA as their child’s school on our annual parent feedback survey
To support our students’ growth and development, we leveraged and expanded our community partnerships. We added a weekly speaker series where community members came to DLA to motivate our middle school students. We partnered with Samaritan Behavioral Health to teach social skills to classes. We brought in visiting artists and musicians for performances and collaborative art projects. We added STEM classes to our after school program. We partnered with national organization BellXcell to enhance our summer school program.
The future is very bright for DLA students and our school community. Our academic model is yielding results, our family support is strong, our finances are stable, and our community partnerships are having a positive impact. We look forward to sharing more significant achievements in the 2019-2020 school year.
Together in Excellence,
Joshua Ward, Board President Tess Mitchner Asinjo, Principal