Is your child applying to one of Dallas ISD’s specialty schools? Let us help


We know the application process for Dallas ISD’s specialty schools can get confusing. So we’re holding nine specialty school application workshops to help make the process a little less stressful.

All workshops are from 6-8 PM.


Thursday, Jan. 10 | Wilmer-Hutchins High School | 5520 Langdon Rd. | 75241

Wednesday, Jan. 16  | W.T. White High School  | 4505 Ridgeside Dr. | 75244

Tuesday, Jan. 22 | Solar Preparatory School for Boys at John F. Kennedy Learning Center | 1802 Moser Ave. | 75206

Thursday, Jan. 24 | Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy | 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Rd. | 75241

Tuesday, Jan. 29 | W.H. Adamson High School | 308 E. Ninth St. | 75203

Meanwhile, families can visit one of five O.N.E. Centers throughout the week through Jan. 31 for assistance in applying to a specialty school. The O.N.E. Centers, which are open 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., are located at :

  • Northwest – Linus Wright Administration Building | 9400 North Central Expressway | 972-925-5550
  • Northeast – Emmet J. Conrad High School| 7502 Fair Oaks Avenue | 972-925-5554
  • Central – Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy | 1700 Camp Wisdom Road|972-925-5553
  • Southwest – L. G. Pinkston High School |2200 Dennison Street|972-925-5551
  • Southeast – Turney  W. Leonard Training Center | 5151 Samuell Blvd. | 972-925-5552

Dallas ISD’s specialty schools include:

  • All-Boys Schools
  • All-Girls Schools
  • Collegiate Academies
  • Humanities, Communication, and Leadership Schools
  • International Baccalaureate Schools
  • Magnet Schools
  • Montessori Schools
  • Personalized Learning Schools
  • Project Based Learning, Urban Planning, Architecture & Design Schools
  • STEM/STEAM Schools
  • Two-Way Dual Language Schools

You can fill out the application on-site, and representatives will be on-hand to answer questions and help with the process. Certain programs require specific paperwork or information, including a report card, proof of residence or household income. To make sure you have all of the information to complete the applications for the schools your child is interested in, please visit


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