What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are independent, tuition-free public schools. The "charter" establishing each school is a contract, which states the school's mission, program and measurable goals. Charter schools may be authorized by the State Department of Education or a local school district. They are accountable to their authorizer, parents and the public. Charter schools are different from traditional public schools in that they can only remain open as long as they deliver the results that they promise.

What are the benefits of enrolling at the Academy of Dover?

At the Academy of Dover Charter School each child is a valued and unique individual. The educational process is student centered and achieved by partnerships involving students, parents, and staff where each child embraces the love, joy, and value of education.

Our Beliefs-      

  • Each child can develop the confidence, skills and interests to become lifelong learners.
  • Education is student centered and provides each child with the opportunity to maximize his/her potential by being provided with quality instruction.
  • We provide a school that is positive, safe, purposeful, and productive.

What does it cost to enroll?

There is no fee to attend the Academy of Dover Charter School. Charter Schools are tuition-free public schools.

Where is the school located?

Academy of Dover Charter School is located at 104 Saulsbury Road in Dover, Delaware.

Is there full day kindergarten?

Yes, the Academy of Dover provides a full day kindergarten program. Read more about our Kindergarten curriculum here. (LINK TO KINDERGARTEN PAGE)

What is the dress code for the Academy?

It is the responsibility of each student to be clean and dressed in compliance with school uniform policy in a fashion that will not disrupt classroom procedure and in a manner that conforms to community standards.

• Navy blue slacks, knee-length skirt or skort, or a solid jumper
• White or light blue shirt with collar
• White, black or navy blue socks or stockings

• Navy blue slacks (Shorts may be worn during warm weather however, they must be uniform shorts. Cargo shorts are not permitted.)
• White or light blue shirt with collar
• White, black or navy blue socks

Boys and Girls
• Shirts must be tucked in
• Must wear a black or brown belt
• Sweaters must be navy blue (no hoodies, sweatshirts or jackets in class)
• No hats allowed
• Students may wear gym uniforms ONLY on gym days

Gym Uniform:
• Navy blue or black sweatsuit (must be a solid color, no logos)
• Sneakers

How is transportation to the school handled?

The Academy of Dover Charter School provides bus service and utilizes a private contractor for student transportation. The contractor meets all the standards and requirements of the transportation contractors established by Delaware laws and regulations.

How do I apply?

The Academy of Dover Charter School utilizes an open enrollment plan. Any child who is qualified under the laws of Delaware for enrollment to a public school is qualified for admission to the Academy of Dover Charter School. Before enrollment, all perspective families must meet with the school's Principal.

How can I find out if AOD is closed, delayed or dismissed early?

In the event of inclement weather, please listen check the following stations to determine whether the Academy of Dover is closed:
Radio: WAFL 97.7 FM WDOV 105.3 FM KYW 1060 AM
T.V.: WBOC Channel 2, WMDT Channel 7

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