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Students to have more options for exploring future careers while in high school

Eighth-grade students from throughout the district interested in getting a head start on their careers will have a chance to explore various options to be offered at seven district high schools.

Information on career pathways at seven high schools—Bryan adams, W.h. adamson, david W. Carter, L.g. Pinkston, W.W. Samuell, h. grady Spruce and emmett J. Conrad—will be available at the 2009–2010 high School redesign Showcase from 9 a.m. to noon at Conrad, 7502 Fair Oaks ave. applications will be available on site.

Application to these career pathways is open to all eighth-graders and there are no academic requirements to apply. the career pathways include art, communications, business, health, engineering, math, technology, architecture, law, criminal justice, and transportation.

“This is a great opportunity for students to choose what high school they want to attend based on their interests,” said Liliana Valadez, executive director–College and Career readiness. “they not only will be studying a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for college, but they also will see the relevance of what they are studying to their possible future careers.” Students also will have access to advanced Placement courses; to dual credit classes to obtain transferable college credit hours; and to tech prep credits, which count toward an associate degree at a community college upon enrollment.

The deadline to submit applications to attend one of the seven high schools in 2009 is dec. 19. Because there is a limited number of spots open at each school, students are asked to indicate their first and second choice of high schools. Assignment to a specific school will be decided through a lottery, and students will be notified in March if they are accepted. the high school they choose to attend then will become their home school.

Transportation will not be provided for students who decide to attend these schools.

For more information on career pathways, go to www.dallasisd.org/parents/schoolchoice.htm