As Dallas continues to grow and transform, so must its public education system. There is no debate that Dallas ISD must prepare its students to thrive in a future world that will continue to change. Thriving in the future requires the ability to think critically and creatively, solve problems, with no obvious solutions, make judgment about alternative points of view, communicate effectively, work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds, and navigate unprecedented levels of information. It demands that students are resilient, imaginative, and curious about the world around them.
As the district seeks to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, Public School Choice (PSC) will be a mechanism for growing the range of options so that all Dallas ISD students can attend a “best-fit school.” A “best-fit school” is a school where educators can more meaningfully and more deeply engage students intellectually by tapping into their specific interests, aspirations, and preferred learning styles.