Top High Schools in the Dallas, TX Metro (page 3)

Top High Schools in the Dallas, TX Metro

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Updated on Aug 23, 2011




    Students attend the School of Education and Social Services because they are interested in a career helping others, including teaching or administration, psychology, social services, or early childhood education. During their freshmen year, each student takes an overview course to help determine if they want to pursue the Child Related Professions, Social Services, or Education cluster.

    Once a student selects a cluster, they attend classes and participate in real world-experiences to help prepare them for their future career. Many students intern in classrooms and other professional settings as an upperclassman. After school tutoring is also provided for students who need extra help.




    Students at the School of Health Professions take courses related to medical careers and then select a cluster from the many offered, including Vet, Nursing Assistant, Dentistry, and others.

    As upperclassman, students intern at local medical facilities and offices while still continuing their core studies. Student can join the Health Occupations Students of America and the National Honor Society on Campus.

    The school's motto is to, “prepare students to function effectively in their community and in our diverse global society by offering a balanced academic and health career-oriented education.”





            4) School for the Talented and Gifted -- Dallas Independent School District


    Students at the School for the Talented and Gifted pursue college level work while in high school. If they perform to the best of their ability during their four years, students are guaranteed a college scholarship from the administration. In a recent school year, over 93 percent of the students were awarded scholarships and over 12 million dollars was given to a class of 45 students. The academics are rigorous and much of the learning is done through hands on experiences.

    The school offers interdisciplinary seminars throughout the year that build a community, help students apply their knowledge and promote a family atmosphere on campus. Seminars include learning about different careers, a three-day TAG TREK where students create products that are graded and a TAG Interim Term where students spend two days learning skills, such as ham radio, swing dancing or macramé.



Please note that only schools in the following Texas counties were considered for this article: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise

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