DREAM Technical Academy

You Belong Here!

We are a tuition-free, 7th-12th grade public charter school. Upon graduation, students receive a traditional diploma before they embark on their next journey. Call today or fill-out our online form for a tour!

A NEW ADVENTURE IN EDUCATION…

DREAM Technical Academy is ready to meet the academic needs of your child.  The transition to distance learning has been relatively smooth for the DREAM staff as this new learning environment, directed by Governor Walz, aligns well with the educational strategy of Project Based Learning.  

The simple truth is, students are learning all the time, and especially now, as everyone is challenged to discern what the current situation means for today and for the world tomorrow.  The strategy behind PBL is that by bringing real-life context and technology to the learning environment, students are encouraged to become independent workers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.  Students are challenged to critically measure their experiences, their ideas over and against what we currently know, what we call knowledge, and determine, does it fit? Under the guidance of educators students work to create new knowledge.  Knowledge that may change how we view life. As a one to one learning community the resources are at our fingertips.    

The fully licensed staff at DREAM will work with every student to ensure that as the educational learning environment shifts, students are still held to the highest standard of academic rigor and are completing all the standards required by the State of MN.  

In addition to staff ready to respond to the requests of students for assistance, our academic plan includes that every moment during the day staff is monitoring the academic progress of every student.  Every student will be surrounded by no fewer than three qualified educational personnel working with students in real time. For students needing additional support, staff will be made available to address their needs.  

The staff at DREAM Technical Academy is ready to assist you and your child as the environment of schooling is changing but not what it means to learn.

Our students’ interests drive their learning environment, which leads to high levels of ownership, engagement, and hope. Daily opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, and exploration foster a natural love of learning in students that goes well beyond the school walls. Students also learn the value of citizenship as they work side by side with our leading community professionals.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

Project-based learning (PBL) is built on the idea that there are better ways for some students to learn and grow. The focus of PBL is to help shape students into self-reliant learners with a mastery of 21st century skills.

We have found that the key to success isn’t based on how much a student can memorize, but rather if they are able to set reasonable goals, create a plan to meet those goals, and then follow through on that plan. In a world where the jobs available post-graduation may not even exist today, this is an immensely valuable ability.

OUR VALUES

The Mission of the Technical Academies of Minnesota (TAM) is to provide a student-directed learning environment that is challenging, democratic, reflective, joyful, and hopeful. Students’ unique needs and capacities are appreciated, and every student is valued as a whole human being — heart, mind, body, and soul. 

TAM is where every student learns, discovers, creates, and inspires to make the world a better place.

Individualized | Experienced-based | Project-Based

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