Typical day at dream
7:55AM - 9AM School starts Advisory groups meet for announcements, community-building activities, and reading time. Specific reading strategies are implemented to boost students' abilities to understand various types of reading material. During this time, students also set their goals for the day including which spaces they need to work in and what aspects of their projects they will get done.
9AM - 10AM Math time Dream Technical Academy offers students the option to work through their math credits through an online program called Khan or through textbooks/workbooks. Students are also encouraged to incorporate math into projects to see daily life correlations.
10AM - 10:15AM Break We know that it takes a lot of focus and concentration to learn all day. Break is a time to recharge and refuel. This might mean getting some food or getting some fresh air on the patio.
10:15AM - 12:00PM Learning Spaces During this time students can work on projects, travel off-campus for job shadows or internships, or participate in other activities offered at DREAM.
12:00PM - 12:30PM Lunch!
12:30PM - 2:15PM Learning Spaces During this time students can work on projects, travel off-campus for job shadows or internships, or participate in other activities offered at DREAM.
2:15PM - 2:35PM - Closing The whole school community gathers for an end of the day activity. These activities can cover a variety of areas. Example activities include: a group discussion on a “big question”, mini-projects meant to give students ideas for fully-fledged projects of their own, community service, trivia, or bonding activities.
2:35PM End of the day! Students catch a ride home. The school is designed so that if a student works productively all day, they won’t have to do any work at home!
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Testing Schedule 2017-2018
Fall testing - Week of September 25-29, 2017
Winter testing - Week of January 8-12, 2018
Spring testing - Week of April 16-20, 2018
ACCESS for ELL Testing
Begins January 29, 2018
MCA Reading Testing
7th, 8th and 10th grade - Week of March 5-9, 2018
MCA Math Testing
7th, 8th and 11th grade - Week of March 12-16, 2018
MCA Science Testing
8th grade and High School - Week of March 19-23, 2018
MCA Make-up Testing
March 22, 2018
April 3-5, 2018
April 9-13, 2018
April 3, 2018 - Paper format
April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2018 - Online format
New Students to schools - Week of September 18-22, 2017
All Students - Week of May 14-18, 2018