On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the Administrative Team and the Dayton Leadership Academies Staff, we would like to thank our Students, families and many wonderful community partners (see list on page 11) for our recent school year that was quite a success. Together, we are transforming Dayton Leadership Academies into a vibrant, long term asset for families in our west side neighborhoods and for our surrounding Dayton community.
In the following pages, you will see our outcomes from the 2015-2016 school year and hopefully get a feel for the entire experience our students enjoy. In addition to our focus on academic growth, our students are involved in many extra- and co-curricular opportunities that are also important to an excellent preparation for high school and college.
Top among the achievements that were made at DLA in 2015-2016 was the Momentum Award from the State of Ohio. DLA was one of 4 schools in Montgomery County to receive this award. This award recognized the significant amount of academic growth that was made by our K-8 students. This is a great compliment to the efforts by our students, teachers, staff and families.
In our annual school satisfaction survey, our families expressed strong support of DLA for their children. In fact, 79% of the parents who responded gave DLA an “A” or “B” and 94% of the parents said they agreed that DLA has a “positive learning environment.” It is important to us to know that both students and their families believe that the DLA experience is a positive one filled with caring interaction with staff, high expectations for making significant growth—both academically and behaviorally—and enjoyable enrichment opportunities.
While we are proud of the accomplishments mentioned in this Annual Report, we are driven to exceed these results during the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. It is vital that we continue our climb to excellence, it is what our children and our families deserve from DLA and their community.
Thank you for entrusting your children to all of us at Dayton Leadership Academies!
Ellen S. Ireland, Board Chair Dr. Theodore J. Wallace, Executive Director