The vision of the Dr. Allen R. Sullivan Dream Academy is to position individuals for a successful transition into the workforce
and to enhance parental engagement. We provide specialized professional instruction in the areas of Adult Basic Education (ABE) skills, English as Second Language (ESL) training, High School Equivalency Program (HSEP, formerly GED), and computer literacy skills.
Research has shown that parent involvement and engagement are associated with children’s academic performance, emotional development, and social competence.
The Dream Academy’s target students are learners who function above the sixth grade level as determined by baseline academic assessment tests (e.g., Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), etc.). The program provides both teacher and computer-aided instruction to students to improve their basic reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies academic skills. Dream Academy uses a computer software instructional program that serves as an instructor resource aid.
Students come to the Dream Academy through the Dallas Public Library website, walk-ins, Martin Luther King Community Courts and other courts, community and school events and recommendations.
Classes are presently being held at the Martin Luther King Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30 P.M. to 4 P.M.
In 2018, the Dream Academy will move to Frazier House, with services being provided by El Centro College.