High School Overview
DREAM Charter High School prepares students to graduate college-ready, with strong skills in reading, writing, and speaking.
We currently serve 200 scholars in ninth and tenth grade. We will add one grade each year until 2021, when we will reach capacity to serve scholars in grades 9-12.
The high school curriculum prepares students for college and beyond by developing critical literacy skills needed for their success as professionals and as agents of social change.
Throughout their time at DREAM, students assemble a portfolio of college level performance assessments. This portfolio is representative of students’ ability to learn, apply, and reflect across all disciplines. In their Defenses of Learning, 10th (and eventually 12th) grade students present and defend their portfolio as a capstone activity and rite of passage. A successful Defense of Learning signals to graduates, families, and the school community that the student is well prepared for the rigor of college and challenges that lie beyond.
American Literature I
American Literature II
Global History II
AP US History Algebra II
Pre AP Science
Above: Students meet daily in restorative circles to build community and create a sense of welcome and belonging.
DREAM Charter School is an inclusive and nurturing environment where students, staff, and families form strong and lasting relationships. All of our students are part of the community, so we hold them all to community norms around behavior and academics. We encourage students to participate in their educational and cultural experience, so they regularly provide feedback to the school and problem solve alongside teachers and administrators.
Boys and Girls Basketball
DREAM students wear business casual clothing to prepare for the professional world, while also creating opportunities for students to express their unique identity through their dress. Students wear their choice of slacks, collared shirts, sweaters, or dresses.
When Xiomara first came to DREAM Charter High School, she was nervous to go to school with a new group of people. She wasn’t sure if she would be able to make new friends. But right from the start, she found herself in a supportive community. When she didn’t understand something in class, her classmates took the time to help her out.
Now, Xiomara really enjoys her science class. Her favorite experiment in class is mixing sugar, yeast, and water in a soda bottle and measuring how much gas the mixture creates. She loves seeing how each ingredient impacts the result. Xiomara wants to keep studying science in college to achieve her dream of becoming a surgeon.
Meet our Principal
Jared R. Francis