Dallas ISD is expanding opportunities for students, thanks to an exciting partnership with the Dallas County Community College District. In fall 2016, Dallas ISD opened eight new collegiate academies, one of which is a Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), the first of its kind in the state of Texas. In 2017, Dallas ISD will add 10 additional collegiate academies. These schools will enable students to:
The collegiate academies are designed to serve incoming ninth-grade students who have the determination to attend college, are first-generation college students, and have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Each collegiate academy will accept 100 ninth-grade students per year. The collegiate academy model begins in ninth grade, and students will only be accepted into the program as freshmen. They will move together as a cohort as they progress through high school.
Each collegiate academy will have a higher education partner and offer its own academic pathway leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The career pathways available to students will range from health sciences, information technology and cyber security to culinary arts, animal sciences, law enforcement, and others.
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