Special to The Dallas Examiner

After changing the game this school year by launching seven new collegiate academies and a Pathways to Technology Early College High School, Dallas ISD announced the launch of 10 new district collegiate academies for the 2017–2018 school year.

Applications will be accepted starting next month to attend one of the new collegiate academies. Students who attend the collegiate academies have the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree– at no cost to them – concurrently with earning a high school diploma.

“We are excited that opportunities for Dallas ISD students continue to expand when it comes to preparing them to enter tomorrow’s workforce,” said Israel Cordero, chief strategic officer of Dallas ISD’s Strategic Initiatives and External Relations department. “These collegiate academies add to existing district programs that are successfully making college a reality and supporting career-readiness even before students graduate from high school.”

Current eighth-graders may complete and submit online applications for their preferred collegiate academy or early college high school starting Monday. The process also includes a student interview. Those who are accepted will be notified as early as Jan. 31

Dallas ISD currently has 22 of collegiate academies and early college high school programs. The complete list can be found at http://www.dallasisd.org/collegiateacademies.

The Discover Dallas ISD Fair, set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase programs available to district students of all ages. Families are encouraged to attend the free event to learn more about early childhood programs, two-way dual-language classes, magnet schools and more. Find information about the fair at http://www.dallasisd.org/discoverdallasisd.

New collegiate academies with college partner and career pathway

• W.H. Adamson Collegiate Academy, El Centro College: IT/Computer Information Technology

• Bryan Adams High School, Eastfield College: Early Childhood Education

• Hillcrest High School, Richland College: Pre-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

• Justin F. Kimball High School, Mountain View College: Electronics Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Mechatronics, Pre-Mechanical Engineering

• Lincoln High School, El Centro College: Hospitality Management, Logistics

• Moisés E. Molina High School, Mountain View College: Business Administration

• North Dallas High School, Brookhaven College: Computer Programming, Health Information Technology

• Sunset High School, Mountain View College & UNT Dallas: Associate of Arts transferrable to a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Bilingual Education, Associate of Applied Science transferrable to a bachelor’s degree in Public Health

• Wilmer-Hutchins High School, Northlake College: Construction Technology, Energy Sustainability

• W.T. White High School, Brookhaven College: Business Accounting, Early Childhood Education

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