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
Number of potential college credits students can earn at Skyline ECHS
Potential savings on two years of community college tuition and books
Instruction in a small, personalized learning environment
Opportunity to participate in a high-quality work experience via a professional internship