PTECH and Early College Programs - Building Futures Together

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Dallas ISD Collegiate Academy/Early College High School?

  • What is dual credit?

  • What are the benefits of dual credit?

  • Who are the Dallas ISD’s higher education partners?

  • Which Dallas ISD high schools offer the collegiate academy/early college model, and who serves as their high education partners?

  • Who can attend a Dallas ISD collegiate academy/early college?

  • How many students will be accepted each year?

  • Where will students attend class?

  • What about transportation?

  • Will students be able to participate in student activities and athletics?

  • Will I have to pay tuition for college level classes?

  • Will I have to pay for college textbooks?

  • What are the benefits of attending a collegiate academy/early college program?

  • How does attending a collegiate academy/early college program improve a student’s future?

  • How do students apply to attend a collegiate academy/early college program?

  • When will students start taking college level classes?

  • Do students have to take an examination to enroll in college courses?