Dove Academy of Detroit






PreK – 8th
Current Enrollment (as of October 2018): 469
Authorizer: Oakland University
Year Established: 1997
Managed by Choice since: 2013
Number of Employees: 45+
Free & Reduced Lunch: 97%
Latest Charter Renewal: 2017
Year of renewal: 2027
Area Superintendent: Laura Moellering

Dove Academy, founded in 1997, is a tuition-free public charter school located in Detroit, Michigan.

The Academy is authorized by Oakland University, and currently serves over 400 K-8 children and their families. Its mission is to “educate all students so that they can effectively, efficiently and successfully communicate with others and are able to solve complex mathematical challenges.” To achieve this goal, the school’s curriculum places a strong emphasis on math and language skills. All other subjects – such as science, social studies, art, music and physical education – are supported by a solid foundation of literacy and mathematics.

Dove Academy also integrates both the “Character Counts” and “No Excuses University” programs into its curriculum, which focus on innovative, collegiate-themed instruction and teaches character skills that enable students to achieve greatness in all aspects of life. The success of these programs, along with the school’s rigorous, subject-based curriculum, has enabled the Academy to consistently meet the state of Michigan’s Annual Yearly Progress standards of education.

Contact: 20001 Wexford St, Detroit, MI 48234
Phone: (313) 366-0100