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Frequently Asked Questions


  • What advantages are there for enrolling my child into DLA online?

    Duane Lake Academy has a very strong education charter with a 30 year success record. This academy has a distinct advantages in regards to quality, structure, environment, and cost.


  • Will my child have difficulty entering college or transferring to or from Duane Lake Academy?

    With the status as a registered education corporation that maintains transcripts, there is no difficulty with student transfers. Duane Lake Academy is recognized by public schools and colleges.


  • What is the Mastery Learning technique that is utilized at Duane Lake Academy?

    This refers to children being required to ‘master’ a concept before advancing.  With this module, children are able to advance quickly ‘without grade barriers’ or take more time to master the subject.


  • What are some success paths that Duane Lake Academy can guide my child through?

    These career paths include trade school, college, or successfully entering the workforce.


  • What is required of parents and students in the program?

    Although the students receive online/in person  support from teachers, parents play a critical role in teaching and coaching their students 3 days a week so that they fully benefit from the courses.

Public Notices:

Annual Fire Inspection

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2020 of the 64A East Main St. school building of Duane Lake Academy for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the office of Duane Lake Academy at 64A East Main St., Pawling, NY for inspection by all interested persons.

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