Post Secondary Partnerships and Programs

Students enrolled in Dallas ISD P-TECHs learn how to transfer their work toward a Bachelor’s Degree

On October 22nd, the Postsecondary Partnerships & Programs department hosted the P-TECH Associates of Applied Science (AAS) to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) College Fair at Mountain View College. This inaugural event was kicked off by Assistant Superintendent Usamah Rodgers and provided a platform for our P-TECH students to learn more information about transferring their AAS degree coursework toward pursuant of their BAAS degree. Over 400 students, parents, campus administrators, and counselors attended the event and had the opportunity to learn about BAAS programs, scholarships, and transfer options from our higher education college representatives. We look forward to building on the success of this exciting event for our Cohort I P-TECH students graduating this spring!

ECHS, P-TECH, and Collegiate Academies Dual Credit Collaboration Recap

On November 7th the Postsecondary Partnerships & Programs Department hosted the annual ECHS, P-TECH and Collegiate Academies Dual Credit Collaboration session. The dual credit collaboration event is designed to facilitate a discussion between Dallas ISD staff members and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Dual Credit Program Coordinators. Twenty-three Collegiate Academy campus leadership teams participated and had the opportunity to meet and plan with representatives from DCCCD, the Teaching and Learning Department, and the Post-Secondary Partnerships & Programs team to prepare for their 2020-21 dual credit offerings. Similarly, the Comprehensive Dual Credit Collaboration meeting will be held on November 19, for details check out the information below!

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New Dual Credit Enrollment Process Launched

The Post-Secondary Partnerships and Programs department launched a new dual credit enrollment process starting this spring semester. The enrollment coordinator, Jennylind Doyle, serves as the liaison between the high school campuses and DCCCD for dual credit enrollment. The new enrollment process requires that each campus submit enrollment projections and student rosters centrally to Mrs. Doyle to ensure that DCCCD deadlines are met. Ninety percent of our high schools met the DCCCD enrollment deadlines for the spring semester!

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Application Timeline/Recruitment Weekly Benchmarks

The application window for ECHS/P-TECH/Collegiate Academies opened Saturday, November 2nd. To help monitor our recruitment progress, we have established the following targets. Below is the timeline and Application targets. In total our goal is 6,000 applications for 2020-2021

Discover Dallas ISD

The P-TECH/ECHS programs are off to an excellent start with recruiting for our 2020-2021 school year! Our future students and parents attended our Discover Dallas ISD and Fam Jam events in record numbers. Interested students can apply now through January 31, 2020. If parents and students need assistance with submitting the application, they are invited to join us at one of the sessions below:

  • Thursday, November 21st at Solar Prep For Boys, Linus D. Wright Admin Building, James Madison High School
  • Thursday, December 5th at new Tech High School at B.F. Darrell, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy

Applications can be submitted here:

English: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=21137&culture=en

Spanish: https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=21137&culture=es

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Dallas ISD High Schools have scheduled a field trip to take ACT on Saturday, December 14th

Principals at Kathlyn Joy Gilliam, Wilmer-Hutchins, and Franklin D. Roosevelt (Collegiate Academy) have approved field trips for their juniors to take the ACT! Yes, I said it, “A field trip to take a test!” These “trendsetting campuses” are setting a standard to ensure their students utilize their “fee waivers” to take the exam outside of the In-School testing dates! These high schools are also increasing campus awareness of College Entrance Exams and are removing the transportation barrier for students who normally wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to one of these testing centers on a Saturday. The staff at these three campuses reached out to the Postsecondary Partnerships and Programs Department to team up with Aren Robinson who is the ACT/ SAT District Coordinator to prepare their students for this exam. Mr. Robinson will provide ACT test-prep strategies to these juniors to promote academic success on this test. Congratulations to these campuses for going above and beyond to support their students!

Jindal Young Scholarship Program

The Naveen Jindal School of Management - UT Dallas hosted a breakfast to all their program sponsors. They honored Dallas Independent School District’s scholarship recipients and allowed Key-note speaker Former Mayor Mike Rawlings to provide his insight into business and education.

Dallas ISD College Access Program Presented at College Board Forum

The College Access Program was presented at the National College Board Forum in Washington, DC on Nov. 8th by Rachael Villanueva. In this session participants learned how Dallas Independent School District has partnered with local vendors since 2010 at thirty-six Title I Dallas ISD high school campuses to improve the college transition. The presentation explained how College Access Program vendors successfully assist counselors meet or almost meet goals regarding college applications, financial assistance, the SAT and ACT exams, and the Summer Melt texting program.

OnRamps Informational Session coming soon...

Dallas ISD has recently partnered with the University of Texas at Austin to offer dual enrollment courses to high school students via its OnRamps Program. OnRamps’ goal is to increase the number and diversity of students who engage in learning experiences aligned with expectations of leader universities. The Postsecondary Partnerships & Programs Department will host an informational session for principals who would like to learn more about the OnRamps Program, and potentially offer OnRamps courses during the 2020-2021 school year. The session will be held in January 2020.

Comprehensive Dual Credit Collaboration Meeting on November 19

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 9am

9400 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX

The Post-Secondary Partnerships and Programs Department is hosting its annual Dual Credit Collaboration Meeting for the Comprehensive, Magnet & OTI Schools on November 19, 2019. If you are offering Dual Credit for the 2020-2021 school year or want to discuss building your Dual Credit Program you will need to register for this event. We kindly request that one representative from each campus register for the meeting on behalf of your campus by completing the entire registration form.

The form can be found at this link: https://forms.gle/dCwgemiMyVfWwYL1A

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Salesforce Training - Dallas County Promise

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2-3pm

9400 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX

**Dallas County Promise Participating High Schools ONLY**

This training is required for those who did not attend Dallas County Promise Salesforce training on Nov. 5th or 7th. In this training you will learn how to utilize the PCM tool to navigate students through the Dallas County Promise process.

Click here to register.

SAT Teacher Training by Princeton Review

Thursday, Jan. 9th 2020 at 9am to Saturday, Jan. 11th 2020 at 5pm

4701 W Park Blvd Suite 215, Plano, TX 75093

The Princeton Review will conduct a certified training for SAT test preparation strategies on Thursday, January 9 through Saturday, January 11. This training will be at their office in Plano (see below for location address).You must attend all 3 days of training and your campus administrator must approve your absence from campus on Thursday, January 9th and Friday, January 10th. After you complete your last day of training, The Princeton Review will provide you with a 1-year certification, you will receive 24/7 access to an online administrator portal that will allow you have teacher resources at your finger-tips and track your students progress. You will also receive 21 hours that will fall under the required "future" category for professional development hours. Click the link below to register! For additional questions email Aren Robinson arerobinson@dallasisd.org