Nearly 800 new collegiate academy students attend two-week summer boot camp

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Nearly 800 students from Dallas ISD’s seven new collegiate academies and Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) got first-hand college experience at a two-week summer boot camp.

The Texas Success Initiative boot camp saw the students visit the respective college campus they will attend as students in Dallas ISD’s new collegiate academies. 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 degree while still in high school.

Key staff at the colleges met the students, who also got their college ID numbers and received authentic college class experiences.

Dallas ISD Deputy Chief Israel Cordero called the boot camp a great success.

“This helps prepare these students for success on their first day of school at our new collegiate academies,” he said. “We are thrilled that our students took this boot camp seriously and are so enthusiastic about this opportunity to attend a collegiate academy.”

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 will open at Seagoville High School next year. In collaboration with an industry partner 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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