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Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies

Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is opening eight new Career & Technical Education (CTE) Collegiate Academies in Fall 2016.

Each school is partnered with a DCCCD college to offer three pathways of dual credit courses towards CTE certificates and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. The academies are modeled after the “school within a school” design: 9th and 10th grades will be served at the high school location. Grades 11 and 12 may be served at the college location. Students will receive various college readiness interventions to prepare them for college courses. Fall 2016 begins with Cohort 1 – about 100 9th graders at each academy.


College courses offered for dual credit have the same content and rigor as courses taught to other college students, with the same faculty credential requirements, curriculum and policies. DCCCD colleges will select the faculty, who will meet criteria established for credit instruction in the DCCCD.

AAS degrees will be transferrable to partner universities in specific AAS to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) transfer pathways. Labor Market Intelligence (LMI) data is provided by DCCCD to demonstrate local market need and employability for each pathway. Local industries will also be invited to partner with each academy for career-ready experiences, internships and employment opportunities.

Seagoville High School, partnering with Eastfield College, has received Early College High School approval and is adopting a new P-Tech Early College High School model in collaboration with AT&T. The high schools below will apply to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for Early College High School status in December 2016.

DCCCD College

Dallas ISD High School

Brookhaven Thomas Jefferson
Cedar Valley Carter
Eastfield Seagoville
El Centro Madison, Pinkston and Roosevelt
Mountain View South Oak Cliff
Richland Conrad

DCCCD/Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies Four-Year Pathways 


Team members from several DCCCD colleges and the district worked with college and DISD staff and faculty to align the selected pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) college certificates/AAS degrees and DISD high school requirements. Application and award of the Early College High School designation and engagement of the university and industry partners places the academies on a course for Pathways to Technology or P-Tech status. DISD and DCCCD colleges’ leadership and faculty will continue to update these pathways as needed for the success of the students and needs of the labor market.

The following pathways have been selected by DISD and the colleges of DCCCD to be offered among the eight collegiate academies. DISD leadership, executive directors for each high school feeder pattern, high school and collegiate academy principals, DCCCD college leadership and faculty met to select the best fit pathways for each collegiate academy.

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree course information is based on the 2016-2017 DCCCD catalog as of May 1, 2016. These four-year pathways for students enrolled in the Dallas ISD Collegiate Academies may be revised during the academic year. Please access the DCCCD official catalog for the official and most current degree and certificate information.

Degree plans and course sequence are subject to change as faculty develop programs and align courses to best fit the needs of students.​

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