DSA is a community school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program focusing on science, mathematics, and technology starting as early as elementary school. 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 of Dove Science Academy (2000-2001) the institution began with grades 6, 7, and 8 with an enrollment of about 218 students in Tulsa. Dove Science Academy Elementary established in 2008 to offer STEM focused rigorous education to Kindergarten through 5th grade students as well. Now, DSA-Elementary offers high quality education for grades Kindergarten through 5 with an enrollment of about 300 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 Science Academy is run by a charitable non-profit organization called Dove Charter Public School Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to high quality in education. It was established in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999. The Foundation promotes science, mathematics, and educational technology in school environments. Founders of the Foundation are educators from distinguished universities such as the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.