DSA is a community school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program focusing on science, mathematics, and technology. It offers an alternative form of public schooling. DSA is a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory, tuition-free school. However, it is exempt from many public school regulations so that it can pursue an innovative approach that improves student performance. DSA is a small structured school delivering a rigorous, innovative educational program. The first school year (2001-2002) the institution began with grades 6, 7, and 8 with an enrollment of about 230 students. Now, DSA offers high quality education for grades 6 through 12 with an enrollment of more than 500 students.
Dove Science Academy's mission can best be summarized as:
Recognizing that educational success is in the harmony of the triad of student-teacher-parent, DSA forms a partnership among this triad, which helps our youth fulfill their highest potential intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
Dove Schools promote science, mathematics, and educational technology in school environments.