Nearly 1,000 students accepted into new collegiate academies opening next year

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Dallas ISD so far has accepted 982 students into its seven new collegiate academies and P-TECH, a specialized early college high school in Seagoville, opening next year that are often described as “game changers.”

More than 1,950 students have applied for the approximately 1,000 seats available next year at the collegiate academies and P-TECH. In addition to Dallas ISD students, applications have come from students currently attending 31 non-Dallas ISD schools as far north as Plano and as far south as Red Oak.

“We are very excited by the strong interest in these new collegiate academies,” Dallas ISD Deputy Chief Israel Cordero said. “These schools will set students up for an incredibly bright future.”

Students at Conrad High School show off their acceptance letters to a collegiate academy.

Students at Conrad High School show off their acceptance letters to a collegiate academy.

The collegiate academies and P-TECH will let students, at no cost to them, earn up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate’s degree while still in high school

These are the seven high schools that will house collegiate academies starting next school year and their partner community colleges:

  • David W. Carter High School (Cedar Valley Community College)
  • Thomas Jefferson High School (Brookhaven Community College)
  • James Madison High School (El Centro Community College)
  • Pinkston High School (El Centro Community College)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt High School (El Centro Community College)
  • South Oak Cliff High School (Mountain View Community College)
  • Emmett J. Conrad High School (Richland Community College)

Meanwhile, P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College High School) will open at Seagoville High School next year. In collaboration with an industry partner—AT&T—and Eastfield College, the school will offer three pathways and degree plans for students.

Go here for more information about the collegiate academies.

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