Choice Programs

  • Choice Programs in Dallas ISD are either housed as separate pathways/programs within a school or within a standalone facility. The vast majority of Choice Programs found within Neighborhood Schools are not school-wide models:

    • Choice Programs will offer magnet-type instructional approaches and themes, but may or may not be school-wide

    • Choice Programs may or may not have academic entry requirements

    • Choice Programs are not identified through the annual Dallas ISD Public School Choice proposal selection process for educators

    Dual Language Programs (grade level varies)

    Dallas ISD is creating global citizens everyday by providing our students with the opportunity to learn two languages. English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English. To learn more about Dallas ISD's Dual Language offerings, click here: Two-Way Dual Language Program

    Early College High Schools/Collegiate Academies (9th - 12th)

    Dallas ISD is expanding opportunities for students thanks to an exciting partnership with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). In fall 2016, eight new Collegiate Academies will open, one of which is a Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at Seagoville High High School, the first of its kind in the state of Texas.
    Early College High Schools/Collegiate Academies are either housed in an existing Neighborhood High School or within a standalone facility. The district's current Early College High School programs include:

    International Baccalaureate (grade level varies)
    The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens. The organization offers to schools four programmes: the Diploma Programme, the Middle Years Programme, the Primary Years Programme, and the IB Career Related Certificate:

    New Tech School Model/Project Based Learning (9th - 12th)
    New Tech Network creates a rigorous and engaging school experience that features the intensive use of project-based learning and technology to establish a positive and successful school culture. NTN is a nonprofit school development organization working with 133 K-12 schools in the U.S. and Australia. This network also focuses on nurturing a culture of trust and responsibility between teachers and students - teachers often co-teach for interdisciplinary learning and students work together on teams to solve real-world problems: