DHS Collegiate Academy Newsletter

January 15, 2021

Principal's Quote

"Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers."

- Pat Riley

Upcoming Events

January 2021

18 - Learning Preference Change Form Closes

18 - No School (ALL SCHOLARS) - MLK Holiday

19 - MVC Classes Begin

21 - DHS Senior Parent Meeting (Zoom, 4:30 PM)

26 - PSAT NMSQT (10-11 graders)

29 - End of Marking Period 2

30 - Saturday School (By Invitation Only) 8am - 12pm - Virtual

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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DHS Senior Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Senior Parent Meeting! Come and learn information from senior sponsors, administrators, college advisors, and counselors about the following:

  • Important instructions and reminders about grades and attendance
  • Cap and Gown Picture Days
  • Facebook Adoption Program for Seniors
  • Prom
  • Graduation
  • And much more!

Virtual meeting information forthcoming!

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.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 898 4514 9658
Passcode: 399529

BrightBytes Survey

Greetings Parents,

We value your input! We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our scholars’ school and home technology use for learning. We are reaching out to you to take part in the Technology and Learning survey. The survey has a total of 9 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your scholars’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The parent survey is open now and the last day to complete the questionnaire is midnight on January 15th.

Please select the link below to begin your survey. https://bbyt.es/R78DC

Thank you for taking part in this important initiative.


Pamela Thomas


Learning Method Changes

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All families will have the opportunity to change between in-person and virtual learning at the end of each nine-week grading period. The Learning Preference Change Form is NOW OPEN and will close on January 18, 2020. To make a learning preference change starting with the third nine-week grading period, parents can do so using the Duncanville ISD Enrollment Webpage.

School Board Recognition Month

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Class of 2025 Application

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The application for the Class of 2025 is now open! Apply now at duncanvilleisd.org/dhscollegiate!

Parent Information Meetings

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Do you have a scholar heading to 9th grade? Are they interested in the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree when they graduate high school? Come check out Collegiate Academy during our parent information meetings! Find more info at duncanvilleisd.org/dhscollegiate!

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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Congratulations Grecia on your acceptance to The University of Chicago! Tag Us in your college acceptances #CollegiateGoesToCollege!