DHS Collegiate Academy Newsletter

January 22, 2021

Principal's Quote

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

- Carl Bard

Temporary Classroom Instruction Changes to Impact Some Students

Collegiate Academy Parents,

Next week your scholar may be impacted by temporary changes to the way classroom instruction is delivered. You are being provided this information in advance to give families time to ask questions and prepare for adjustments to upcoming learning days.

Virtual Students Districtwide (Friday, January 29, 2021 and Monday, February 1, 2021)

On Friday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 1, all virtual scholars districtwide will be provided classwork assignments to complete independently, but virtual scholars will have no live instruction on these dates. There will be no change for scholars who are attending school in-person and they should plan on attending school in-person as usual on Friday, January 29, 2021 and Monday, February 1, 2021.

The purpose of this change for virtual scholars is to provide campuses with time to make classroom adjustments as we transition into the third 9 week grading period. Over the past few weeks, parents were able to make learning preference changes between in-person and virtual learning and now those changes are being put into place.

Duncanville High School (Tuesday, January 26, 2021)

For Duncanville High School scholars who are in virtual learning, there is an additional schedule adjustment next week. The PSAT/NMSQT is being administered at Duncanville High School on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 for 10th and 11th grade scholars. On this day all virtual scholars at Duncanville High School will receive no live instruction and will be provided classwork assignments to complete independently. There will be no change for scholars who are attending school in-person and they should plan on attending school in-person as usual.

The PSAT/NMSQT testing process will begin promptly at 7:30 am and will last approximately two hours and 45 minutes once the test has started. The PSAT/NMSQT measures skills that are important for success in college and is also a tool for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. For juniors, the PSAT is the qualifying test for entry into the National Merit Scholarship competitions for college scholarships and is an excellent practice for the SAT.

If the districtwide virtual scholar change or high school testing date impacts your scholar, please note the date change in your calendar. If you have questions, please contact your scholar’s teacher or counselor.

Upcoming Events

January 2021

26 - PSAT NMSQT (10-11 graders)

28 - Collegiate Academy Class of 2021 Senior Parent Meeting (6 PM, Zoom)

29 - End of Marking Period 2

30 - Saturday School (All Scholars) 8am - 12pm - Virtual

February 2021

01 - Beginning of Marking Period 3

11 - Algebra I & Biology Study Night (4:00pm - 5:30pm) - Virtual

15 - No Classes (MAIN CAMPUS) - Professional Development

25 - 26 - No Classes (MVC ONLY) - Professional Development

27 - Saturday School (By Invitation Only & 11th Grade - US History ) 8am - 12pm - Virtual

Collegiate Academy Class of 2021 Senior Parent Meeting

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Topic: Collegiate Academy Class of 2021 Senior Parent Meeting

Time: Jan 28, 2021, 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Link

If joining via telephone dial: 408-638-0968 or 646-876-9923 or 669-900-6833 and enter the meeting ID when prompted.

Meeting ID: 939 868 7619

PSAT Prep Opportunity


We have an opportunity for scholars to participate in a free PSAT on January 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Zoom information is below. 10th and 11th grade scholars will test on January 26, 2021. This provides a great opportunity for scholars to refresh and build on their skills to perform well on the test.

Saturday School

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Class of 2025 Application

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The application for the Class of 2025 is now open! Apply now on our Prospective Scholars page at duncanvilleisd.org/dhscollegiate!

School Board Recognition Month

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Scholar Self-Reporting Form

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Please partner with us to ensure scholars are logging in at the appropriate time and completing all assignments in their high school and college courses. Teachers have communicated their distance learning expectations for scholars. Scholars will have at least two assignments per week in each class. Please support us in checking your scholar's grades in Skyward Family Access and eCampus ensuring they are completing their assignments by the established deadlines.


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Extremely proud of our Collegiate Academy scholars achieving in their academics and extracurriculars!! Congratulations Daniela and Haylee for being some of the newest members of The Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir!!