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Texans Can Academy - Garland students tour the University of Texas at Dallas campus.

Students from Texans Can Academy - Garland recently visited the University of Texas at Dallas campus to learn more about the school, take a campus tour and begin thinking about their college and career options after high school.

“Texans Can Academy - Garland encourages our students to reach their goals of higher education and take steps to continue their education. We were thrilled to take them on a tour of the University of Texas at Dallas,” said Texans Can Academy - Garland Principal, Daniel Johnson. “We are thankful for these opportunities with our local universities and can’t wait to see our students continue their college careers for which they are planning after graduating high school.”

A total of 29 students from Texans Can Academy - Garland visited the four-year university’s campus. For a majority of the students, this was their first time on a college campus tour. Students toured different areas of the school including the Student Union and Athletics centers, learned about different academic programs, visited student dorms and even peeked inside the robotics lab, where many students expressed interest. Texans Can Academies’ main focus during any campus tour is the exposure for their students to learn more about what direction they may want to take after graduation.

Texans Can Academies upholds the mission to ensure students have all the skills and opportunities for a strong, sustainable career path and higher education. Texans Can Academies graduate thinkers and offer students, aged 14 to 21, a second chance at earning their high school diploma instead of a General Education Development (GED). Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 14 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. For more information, please visit

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