Neighborhood schools prepare students for the future


For generations, public schools have been the backbone and fuel for economic progress in their communities as they prepare students for success. During National Public Schools Week, Feb. 26-March 1, Dallas ISD will celebrate how public schools continue to do this by offering more choices in their neighborhoods. 

“National Public Schools Week is a great time to check out the choice, opportunities, and excellence Dallas ISD offers to every single child,” said Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde, Ed.D..   

At Dallas ISD, students have a variety of opportunities to explore careers and develop their skills. Neighborhood schools play an important role in the district’s commitment to equity, with opportunities readily available in every neighborhood. From International Baccalaureate (IB) to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to leadership academies, the district’s neighborhood schools are growing future leaders. Neighborhood schools also offer students the opportunity to earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses. 

At the secondary level, CTE programs help students prepare for a career field where they will earn a living wage, and find advancement and lifelong learning opportunities. National Academy Foundation programs are part of the CTE offerings in high schools across the district. For more information on which neighborhood schools offer these programs, visit here

Neighborhood schools are also home to International Baccalaureate programs, which can be found at nine Dallas ISD schools. The International Baccalaureate program is designed to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To learn which schools offer an IB program, visit here

In addition to multiple academic programs, there are other ways for students to grow their talents and develop leadership skills including athletics, cheer, visual and performing arts, esports, debate, newspaper and yearbook, University Interscholastic League competitions, chess, and more. For more information on different student activities available in neighborhood schools throughout the district visit here

To learn more about what neighborhood schools offer, visit the More Choice Expo on March 23. 


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