Admission Requirements for DESA
Dallas has developed seven academies that offer a choice of educational programs for middle school students. Students from all neighborhoods in the district may apply to study at any academy. Sharing mutual interests, academy students often become more culturally aware, self-confident, and concerned with their academic growth.
- 75% average in core classes (Science, Math, Social Studies, & English/Reading)
- Norm Reference 40th percentile for Reading & Math
- On-site math assessment
- On-site essay
- On-site interview