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Dove Christian Academy now brings you a “choice” for your special needs child! Dove specializes in teaching children with dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD with a Christ-centered academic education. DCA has experienced teachers and professionals to help your child overcome a learning disability, while reinforcing the moral and ethical lessons he is learning at home.
Our mission statement:
We desire to teach to the immediate needs of each child in a Christ-centered environment so that success can be experienced and children can become self-motivated learners.
Individualized teaching strategies are implemented to meet the needs of various types of learning styles. Auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic models of teaching are used.

DCA is a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gifts are 100% tax deductible.


Academic instruction focuses on Reading, Written Language, and Math. For reading remediation, we use a range of phonemic awareness techniques which includes a multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham phonics based instruction. Math manipulatives, mnemonic devices, and various multi-sensory strategies are all taught in small, sequential steps, which instill a sense of accomplishment and success.

We service grades second through ninth.
Student teacher ratio is ten to one.
Two convenient locations— Southeast Aurora and West Denver.

The following is just one of several letters we constantly receive from parents: “Thank you so much for Dove. You have put your heart and soul (and lots of prayer) into a program that you believe will work. I will tell you that you have succeeded! I am amazed at the progress my daughter made last year and am looking forward to her accomplishments next year. It is neat seeing her catch her mistakes reading and use techniques to figure out words. It is also great when she can tell me about a story she has read, which means she is understanding what she is reading and retaining the information. That’s a long way from where she was 1.5 years ago. Thank you so much for bringing this school to kids that were being left behind. God has given you a gift and you are using it for His glory! We are looking forward to another year at DCA.

Eilene Jones founded this school in the fall of 1997 and the following is her personal testimony:
After having taught in public school as a Special Educator, I became acutely aware of the pitfalls of public school Special Education programs. Typically, students were pulled out of their classrooms to receive help, sometimes only thirty minutes a day. And just when they had settled into a lesson with their Special Education teacher, their time was up and they were escorted back into their regular education classroom. They were then forced to play "catch up" with the other students and as a result, felt terribly disoriented and not always able to determine what activity their classroom was involved in. Or if the school practiced the inclusionary method of interventions, the child was publicly singled out among his peers as the "special needs" student simply because the Special Educator would be helping only disabled students. It seemed to be a lose/lose situation. I knew there had to be something better than this for children with different learning styles. So, without the financial help of anyone, I started this school with the enrollment of eight children. Today we have nearly fifty children, five teachers, and two campuses. We are able to immerse each child in 6-7 hours a day in remedial instruction instead of 30 minutes a day. Teachers can make a huge impact on a child when he receives individual instruciton all day. Young lives are being transformed and students enrolled at Dove begin to see themselves as intelligent, college bound individuals. It has been the blessing of my life.
Dove Christian Academy
3246 S. Danube Street
Aurora, CO 80013
Southeast Campus
19491 E. Smoky Hill Road
Aurora, CO 80015
Northwest Campus
2976 Utica Street
Denver, CO 80212
Phone: 303-627-0299
Fax: 720-870-5210