About Dodge Renaissance Academy

Dodge Renaissance Academy is located in Chicago’s New West neighborhood. Enrollment is over four hundred students, grades PreK through eighth. Dodge is a site for the training of future teacher leaders, in partnership with the Academy for Urban School Leadership. Over the course of a school year, Residents (those training to be teachers) work along side Mentor Teachers in a classroom setting. On-going professional development for Mentor Teachers is incorporated into an extended day. This creates a community of learners at all levels.

Our students and programs

Our students have shown significant yearly gains on the ISAT. In math, 79.4% of our students meet or exceed state goals; in reading, 69.7% of our students meet or exceed the goals.

Before and after school programs offer remedial and enrichment opportunities for our students in language arts and math. Other programs include: the Winston and Strawn Mentoring Program, Joffrey Dance, Merit School of Music Choir, the A. R. T. Program, Drumline; sports activities including tackle football, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, track, softball, and golf.

Programs

AUSL

Dodge Renaissance Academy is a teacher training site for the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL).

Winston and Strawn

Dodge Renaissance Academy is unique in its partnership with Winston and Strawn, LLP.

Teacher Advancement Program

Dodge Renaissance Academy is a Cohort II pilot school in the Teacher Advancement Program!

Mission Statement

Dodge Renaissance Academy is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters high expectations for students, staff, residents and the community. It is the Academy’s mission to produce students and residents who are dedicated to life-long-learning and are capable of making positive contributions to our society.

High quality education 100%
Student Responsibilities 89%
Safety and security 65%
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Completed projects

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Clients this year

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What’s New at Dodge Renaissance Academy

President-Elect Obama announces the nomination of Chicago Public Schools' CEO Arne Duncan for the position of education secretary.

President-Elect Obama visits Dodge students after announcing Arne Duncan as his choice for education secretary.

Dodge Renaissance Academy: Exemplar of National Educational Reform

Dodge Renaissance Academy was President-Elect Barak Obama’s backdrop to unveil his choice for US Secretary of Education. Mr. Arne Duncan, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, was selected to lead our nation’s schools. During the press conference, both discussed the important role that Dodge has played in shaping a vision for the future of education in the United States.

Study Island

Study Island is a powerful tool to help your child master the state standards and prepare for the ISAT. The program is divided into sections for reading, math, and science. Teachers have posted assignments for their students in Study Island that parallel the content being taught in the classroom. Students may access the Study Island program from any computer that is connected to the Internet. The link is www.studyisland.com.

We encourage students to seize this opportunity to enhance their reading skills and their content knowledge in math and science.

Special Awards For Students Dodge Renaissance Academy

Dodge Renaissance Academy is committed to providing an educational environment that fosters high expectations for students, staff, residents and the community. It is the Academy's mission to produce students and residents who are dedicated to life-long learning and are capable of making positive contributions to our society.
As a team of faculty, staff, students, and community Dodge Academy believe that every child can learn and that this knowledge is power to enable students to succeed to be the unique, contributing member of the community, held in respect and supported to use opportunities to shape their future.
As part of the learning environment at Dodge Renaissance Academy students take part in a series of competitions open to all the schools in the area. We are proud of our competition winners and all who took part.

Special Awards For Teachers At Dodge Renaissance Academy

Special award from Eternity Rose

Mrs. Brown, Mrs. O’Brien, Mr Morris and Mrs Moriaty are undoubtedly great teachers. Great teachers deserve great rewards. Recent praise and recognition has come from Eternity Rose, a company that recognise the value of excellent educators. Our multi-talented, innovative female staff were rewarded with a gold or silver rose, made from real roses grown to perfection. At their peak the rose is sealed and then plated in several layers of 24 karat gold or pure silver. We think they are beautiful token of thanks for all the work they do.
Mr Morris was rewarded with a playable 24 karat golf ball and tee set from Eternity Rose. Let’s hope he doesn’t lose that in the rough!