Duncanville ISD School Choice programs will offer students an opportunity to explore a specific pathway while still learning the required state curriculum. Students will receive specialized curricula and programs not available in traditional neighborhood public schools. Programs of choice are designed to attract students with common pathway interests and align with the career pathways offered at Duncanville High School.
Duncanville ISD believes students should genuinely have a choice in their career pathway, by providing students opportunities to learn and explore career pathways in earlier grades, students can make better-informed decisions when selecting a career pathway for their high school and later collegiate studies.
Choice programs are innovative programs that will help students discover their passion while receiving high-quality educational opportunities and rigorous academic instruction.
The Kennemer STEAM Program is a student-centered, choice program that balances a concentration of academic core subjects while integrating a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics model. Traditional subjects (English, Math, Social Studies, and Science) will still be taught; however, the elements of STEAM will be embedded in the day-to-day coursework and electives. Click HERE to see the courses offered to 6th graders at the Kennemer STEAM Academy.
The STEAM model allows students to apply knowledge and skills in a real-world context by equipping them with the tools necessary to make connections and problem solve in a college and career-focused atmosphere.
Who can apply? Any current Duncanville ISD 5th grade student or 5th-grade student that lives within the Duncanville ISD boundaries.
How will students be selected? We will use a lottery to select students, meaning, students will be selected at random through a computerized lottery system with no preference given to any specific criteria.
When and Where can we apply? The application will be made available HERE February 26, 2018, at 8 AM to March 18, 2018, at 11:59 PM.
Two Parent STEAM Academy information meetings will be held at Duncanville High School in the Performance Hall on February 22nd at 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM and 7 PM to 7:30 PM during the CTE Exploration Event.