Dallas ISD and DCCCD reveal industry partners for new expansion of collegiate academies

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The Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) announced today the more than 24 Dallas businesses that will partner with the district’s 10 new collegiate academies opening next school year.

The industry partners will provide students with mentorship, job interviews, site visits, and some will be selected for internship opportunities. Dallas ISD and DCCCD revealed the new industry partners at a special ceremony held at City Performance Hall.

“We owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to these industry partners who have stepped up to provide real-world experience for our students,” Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said.

At the ceremony, DCCCD Chancellor Joe May commended all involved in the success of the collegiate academies. Students enrolled in a collegiate academy can earn up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree—at no cost to them—concurrently while earning a high school diploma.

“The Dallas County Community College District’s partnership with Dallas ISD is critical as we provide more opportunities for student success in our current collegiate academies with the addition of 10 more this fall,” May said. “We also are excited to work with our corporate partners in this effort to prepare young people for college and the world in which they will work and build careers.”

Dallas ISD and the DCCCD launched seven new collegiate academies and a P-TECH this school year. The programs opening next school year will bring the total to 18 collegiate academies.

Israel Cordero, chief strategic officer of Dallas ISD’s Strategic Initiatives and External Relations Department, noted the remarkable student interest in the collegiate academies. The collegiate academies received more than 4,800 applications for about half that many spots during the recent application period that was open Dec. 5 ­– Jan. 31.

Here are the new collegiate academies and their career pathways, higher education partner, and industry partner:

Bryan Adams Collegiate Academy

  • Pathway: Early Childhood Education
  • Industry Partner: Dallas ISD
  • Higher Education Partner: Eastfield College

W.H. Adamson Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Internet Development Technologies; Personal Computer Support
  • Industry Partner: American Airlines
  • Higher Education Partner: El Centro College

Hillcrest Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Pre-Electrical Engineering; Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Industry Partners: Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.; Texas Instruments; Cummings Electrical
  • Higher Education Partner: Richland College

Justin F. Kimball Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Electronics Technology with Advanced Manufacturing Mechatronics; Pre-Mechanical Engineering
  • Industry Partner: Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • Higher Education Partner: Mountain View College

Lincoln Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Hospitality Management; Logistics
  • Industry Partner: Omni Hotels & Resorts; FedEx
  • Higher Education Partner: El Centro College; University of North Texas – Dallas

Moises Molina Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Business Administration; Business
  • Industry Partner: BKD
  • Higher Education Partner: Mountain View College

North Dallas Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Software Programming; Health Information Technology
  • Industry Partners: Southwest Airlines; Thomson Reuters; Bottle Rocket; Legend Networking; MD Medical Group
  • Higher Education Partner: Brookhaven College

Sunset Collegiate Academy

  • Pathway: Early Childhood Education; Public Health
  • Industry Partner: Children’s Health; Dallas ISD: Baylor Scott & White
  • Higher Education Partners: Mountain View College; University of North Texas – Dallas

Wilmer-Hutchins Collegiate Academy

  • Pathways: Construction Technology; Energy Management
  • Industry Partners: TEXO, The Construction Association; Oncor; Fluor
  • Higher Education Partner: North Lake College

W.T. White Collegiate Academy

  • Pathway: Accounting; Early Childhood Education
  • Industry Partner: Dallas ISD; Moss Adams
  • Higher Education Partner: Brookhaven College

Additionally, Dallas ISD and DCCCD announced new industry partners for four of the collegiate academies that opened this school year:

David W. Carter Collegiate Academy

  • New Industry Partner: Dallas Fire & Rescue

Emmett J. Conrad Global Collegiate Academy

  • New Industry Partners: Magnin and Associates; X Cube; GameStop

Seagoville P-TECH at Eastfield College

  • New Industry Partner: NFTE

James Madison Collegiate Academy

  • New Industry Partner: Amazon Web; Dallas ISD IT Department
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