Pinkston H-TECH is designed to serve incoming ninth-grade students who are:
- Determined to attend college.
- First Generation college students.
- Historically, underrepresented in higher education.
The academy will accept up to 125 ninth-grade students per year, and students will move together as a cohort as they progress through high school.
Students will attend ninth and tenth grade at Pinkston High School in a dedicated wing of the building. For their junior and senior years, students will attend classes on the Dallas College El Centro Campus (Downtown). Transportation will be provided at no charge.