• Recruitment Plan

    Skyline ECHS recruits 8th grade students subpopulation of at-risk students (as defined by PEIMS) including, but not limited to, students who are of low socioeconomic status, first generation college students, English language learners, students of color, all of whom are statistically underrepresented in higher education.

    Our program targets students from the Dallas Independent School District middle schools, Dallas area charter schools, and surrounding private schools.

    The Discover Dallas ISD is the official kick-off event for the 2020-2021 recruitment season. Our administrator and coordinator work together to recruit students, manage infoSnap, our online enrollment system, and the recruitment process.

    The coordinator works with the administrator to develop all recruitment/promotional materials, i.e., brochures, PowerPoint presentations, social media, and school website, etc. 

    All recruitment and enrollment materials are in English and Spanish to provide equal access to all applicants.

    We conduct interviews with new applicants and their parents/guardians to communicate the unique design features of the Skyline ECHS program, the importance of high expectations, and commitment needed by both the propective students and their parents/guardians. A lottery system is implemented to assist with enrolling 125 rising 9th grade students.

    Skyline Recruiting One Pager (For distribution at feeder schools and other appropriate locations in the community)

    Recruitment Timeline and Events

    Skyline ECHS Events and Virtual Open Houses

    October 26, 2020 | Dealey Montessori Higher Ed Night (virtual)

    October 28, 2020 | St. Anthony's Academy/HS info fair (virtual)

    November 7, 2020 | Mass email distribution of Skyline ECHS One Pager to feeder schools' counselors and Principals

    November 7, 2020 | The application window opens

    November 7, 2020 | Discover Dallas ISD Virtual Event

    November 14, 2020 | Discover Dallas ISD Virtual Event

    December 2, 2020 | Skyline Collegiate Virtual Open House

    December 7, 2020 | Florence YMLA presentation (virtual)

    December 7, 2020 | O.W. Holmes MS recruiting live event at the school

    December 16, 2020 | Skyline ECHS Virtual Open House

    January 13, 2021 | Skyline ECHS Virtual Open House

    January 31, 2021 | Application window closes

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  • Benefits

    College Credit Hours

    Number of potential college credits students can earn at Skyline ECHS

    Potential Savings

    Potential savings on two years of community college tuition and books

    Classroom Instruction

    Instruction in a small, personalized learning environment

    Work Experience

    Opportunity to participate in a high-quality work experience via a professional internship