Principal Rufus Johnson and administrators help pass out Chick-fil-A to students on their first day at Texans Can Academy - Dallas North.
Texans Can Academy - Dallas North opened its doors this week to high school students in the Lake Highlands community of Dallas. Texans Can Academies’ newest dropout prevention and recovery school offers services and resources to at-risk students beyond the classroom.
Located near the intersection of Forest Lane and Skillman Street, the new campus is made up of three buildings and has the capacity to serve up to 350 total students. Building A, the largest of the three buildings, opened its doors to 205 eager students on its first day, offering 15 different classes dedicated to student success and graduating thinkers.
The school offers two half-day programs every weekday for their enrolled students. Students are able to attend school either four hours in the morning or in the afternoon to allow them time to work if needed. In addition, classroom sizes are kept small to help students receive the undivided attention they need, with a student-to-teacher ratio average of 17:1.
Texans Can Academy - Dallas North will provide opportunities like dual credit courses for students that want to continue with college. The school plans to focus on helping interested students achieve Microsoft Certifications and offer other resources that will help them in their future careers. Additional services provided include 24/7 counseling, Care Vans that provide immunizations and flu shots, complimentary eye exams and eyeglasses, college and career resources and transportation.
Located at 9704 Skillman Street in Dallas, Texans Can Academy - Dallas North is still enrolling students for the fall semester. Texans Can Academies serves students who have struggled in a traditional high school environment and offers students the chance to achieve a high school diploma instead of a GED.
For more information about Texans Can Academies, please visit www.texanscan.org.