17 John Irwin Award18 John Irwin Award


Academy Charter School is proud to announce that they are the recipient of the John Irwin Award.
The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time.  These schools receive an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.

Hours of Operation   Office Hours  7:15am to 3:45pm    Middle School  7:45am to 3:15pm     Elementary School 8:00am to 3:15pm

Express Check-in is Open
Please use this link to register your student for the 2019-2020 school year. https://engaged.dcsdk12.org You must log in with Parent Portal Credentials.
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OPENINGS FOR 2018-2019
Enrollment for 2019-2020 School year
We are now accepting registrations for 2019-2020 School year. Please contact Anne Belfrage at belfragea@academycharter.org
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Spirit Wear Online Store is Open
It’s that time of year again...time to order your ACS hoodies and spirit wear T-shirts. Our ACS Spirit Wear Online Store will be open from July 26 through August 16.
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School Leader's Message

Academy Charter School is a Kindergarten through 8th grade charter school. We are a publicly funded school founded by a parent group in 1993. The building we are currently in was first opened for students in 2001. Our school offers unique educational opportunities through our Core Knowledge Curriculum, our core virtues, and rigorous academics. Our parent community is highly involved in the education of our students and are required to volunteer in the school 20 hours per year. We offer Spanish for K-8th grade along with technology, art, music, and PE. 

At Academy Charter School, a quality education includes a student-centered approach to learning.  In addition to academic and cognitive development of students, Academy Charter School promotes the physical, social and emotional health, growth and skill development of every student.  We implement an approach to learning that integrates research-based practices to address students’ academic and behavioral needs. We create targeted, specific prevention, remediation and/or acceleration interventions for students whose academic achievement or behaviors are not typical of their grade level peers. Acceleration or remediation is used to match students’ general abilities and specific talents with optimal learning opportunities. We strongly believe in a whole child approach to learning, strong partnerships with parents, and research-based best instructional practices which promotes a quality education for every student.  

Please browse our website for more valuable information or contact us directly.

Thank you for your interest in our school!

Shane Foust – Interim School Leader


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