We are a FREE public charter school for students in grades K through 5. Our 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 educators love what we do and know that we are making a difference in the lives of children! We are a small Academy focusing on meeting the needs of the whole child. We have a strong passion for our work and have space available. If you are looking for a place where your child will get that special extra touch, you have found it! We are a K-5 school offering small class sizes, a caring climate, and have educators looking to build excitement for learning in each and every one of our students.
Our mission is to embrace the pursuit of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage critical thinking and emphasize the learning process over rote memorization.
Small Groups and Small Class Sizes
We are proud to have been named a
2014 National Blue Ribbon School
2016 Recognition School
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.
If more students submit applications than can be accommodated by the Academy's capacity — class, grade or building, a waiting list will be maintained for each grade level in order of receipt of their application, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sibling preference will be honored as long as there is room in the particular grade. If the grade is full, the sibling will be put on a waiting list for the grade.
All applicants are required to attend a tour with the Head of School before application is accepted.
If you would like more information, please contact the school at 302-674-0684, pick up an application in the Academy's Main Office, or you can also complete an Online Enrollment Application:
For your added convenience, we have also added the enrollment forms below:
See what's coming up in the near future and download or print our current calendar!
Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a child? Did you know that ONE CARING ADULT is all it takes to change the path for a child? Will you consider being that person? Our Academy of Dover is seeking Caring Adults to be Sponsors!
As a sponsor, you will be publicly recognized at our special events and also receive special recognition on the Academy Sponsor's Page on our Website!
It is the policy of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Dover (AOD) that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, or disability, be subjected to any discrimination prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended; American with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and other applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders. This policy applies to recruitment, employment, and subsequent placement, training, promotion, compensation, continuation, probation, discharge, and other terms and conditions of employment over which AOD has jurisdiction.
If you have any questions, please contact the Head of School
Suspected child abuse and neglect may be reported to the Division of Family Services 24-hour hotline at 1-800-292-9582
Delaware Department of Justice Bullying Prevention & School Crime Contact (Ombudsperson) Anonymous Tip Line 1-800-220-5414
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Dr. Michele Marinucci, Head of School