The Collegiate Academy
As a school within a school model, The Collegiate Academy is an embedded ECHS program within Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Newly designated in Spring 2016, The Collegiate Academy at Dunbar provides a unique opportunity for the underserved and underrepresented subpopulations to attend college, free of charge. The Collegiate Academy, in partnership with Texas Wesleyan University, aims to support our students through rigorous coursework while molding them to become global leaders in college, careers and beyond.
To support our students through rigorous coursework while providing a unique opportunity to earn a high school diploma and 60 college credit hours for the historically underserved subgroups of higher education.
* Provide dual credit at no cost to the family
* Offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
* Provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
* Increase college readiness
* Reduce barriers to college access
Benchmark 1: Target Population
Benchmark 2: Partnership Agreement
Benchmark 3: P-16 Leadership Initiatives
Benchmark 4: Curriculum and Support
Benchmark 5: Academic Rigor and Readiness
Benchmark 6: School Design
The Collegiate Academy at Dunbar is 1 out of 198 Early College High Schools designated in the state of Texas. To maintain our designation, we must demonstrate implementation of all design elements for a total of 6 benchmarks and satisfy the Outcome Based Measures as described in Blueprint provided below.
(Click ECHS Ribbon to view Blueprint)