College and Career Readiness

Our goal is to prepare students for their future economic independence.

College & Career Readiness

Texans Can Academies believes in reaching beyond our students’ graduation day. We know that earning a high school diploma is the first step to becoming self-sufficient and creating the path to their future success. And that is something they see and hear from us every day when they are in our schools. What’s next for your future?

We have a full-time College and Career Transition Coordinator who counsels students with their post-graduation college education or workforce career goals. Reggie Dupard is a Southern Methodist University Hall of Famer football running back that went on to play for the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins. After professional football, Reggie has devoted his life to counseling and advising youth.

College

Reggie works individually with students to assure they are taking college readiness courses to apply for college and to be prepared academically once they are there. He works with community colleges and area universities to create dual credit programs at Texans Can Academies and make sure students are taking the courses needed in high school to qualify for college admissions.

Through Reggie’s management, one-on-one advising and workshops are offered to students to prepare them for “life in college.” Transitioning to college is difficult for the most prepared students and Texans Can believes our students benefit from extra coaching with academic AND social skills to succeed as college students.

Career Readiness

Not all kids want to go to college or are ready to enter college right after high school graduation. Those students need to be prepared to enter the work force and be gainfully employed after high school. We want them to step into careers, not jobs that won’t provide the resources for them to live independently.

Reggie Dupard oversees workshops for resume writing, interviewing and filling out job applications. He also works with the local business community to find internship opportunities for students. Each campus has an office that leads students through the process of determining their career goals while providing the steps they need to take to be employed in a job in which they will succeed.

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