Dorchester Academy believes that a quality education should be available for all students and provides a comprehensive curriculum that addresses the individual needs of all students. Students in K4 through fifth grades are instructed in phonemic awareness and spelling using research-based phonics. Hands on math curriculum is used in K4 through the middle school. SmartBoards are used throughout the school to introduce and reinforce student learning.
Dorchester Academy believes that mastering reading skills is necessary to educational success. Our students participate in the Accelerated Reader program and in required summer reading.
Dorchester Academy offers two diploma tracks – an honors track and a college preparatory track. All tracks are designed to prepare students for success in college, whether a two year technical college or a four year university. One hundred percent of the Class of 2013 were accepted to a post-secondary school.
Dorchester Academy offers advanced courses for students who are academically ready for challenging, college-level courses. Dorchester Academy offers dual credit courses through Trident Tech’s Middle College program. Additional Advanced Placement courses are available online.