No Excuses University

Dove Academy is a proud member of the “No Excuses University.” We were the second charter school in the nation, and currently, the only school within the State of Michigan, to receive this prestigious designation!

The “No Excuses University” program was founded on the following core beliefs:

  1. Every student has the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college.
  2. It is the responsibility of educators to create exceptional academic systems that make college a reality.

The Collegiate Connection

At the beginning of each school year, every classroom at Dove Academy adopts a unique College or University to represent their class for the entire year. Students are required to research this assigned institution of higher learning, and in doing so they learn about the university’s academic programs, student body, mascot and school cheers. They then incorporate what they learn into their own classroom lessons, giving Dove Academy a unique, collegiate feel. It is this continued exposure to the future educational possibilities of higher learning that stir up each student’s excitement for college, and helps children see the positive results that personal goal-setting can, and will, help them to accomplish.

For more information about this program, please visit the “No Excuses University” website.