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Texans Can Academies Plans To Reach More Students With New High School in Lake Highlands

Texans Can Academies Plans To Reach More Students With New High School in Lake Highlands

July 01, 2019

Texans Can Academies announces a new high school campus in the Lake Highlands community of Dallas that will open to students starting this fall. Texans Can Academies – Dallas North, the organization’s newest dropout prevention and recovery school for 9th through 12th graders, is enrolling for the fall semester and is located at 9704 Skillman Street, Dallas, Texas, 75243.

Texans Can Academies’ Dallas North campus has the capacity to serve up to 350 students. Located near the intersection of Forest Lane and Skillman Street, the campus consists of three buildings totaling more than 37,000 square feet. Building A, the largest, will open to students in August for the 2019-2020 school year. The 14,700 square-foot building will have 12 classrooms.

The new campus will be Texans Can Academies’ first dropout prevention and
recovery high school to open in the Lake Highlands community. The facility was formerly part of a Metrocare Services’ office that will continue to occupy the adjacent building, Building B, at 9708 Skillman Street. At each of its campuses, Texans Can Academies partners with Metrocare Services for mental health resources.

To meet the shifting population needs of its students, Texans Can Academies – Ross Avenue, located at 4621 Ross Avenue in East Dallas, will move to this new campus, bringing along staff and existing students. The Dallas Ross Avenue campus principal, Rufus Johnson, will serve as the principal of the new campus. “We are very excited to open our new campus on Skillman in the Lake Highlands area,” said Principal Rufus Johnson. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to reach more youth in this area, and our staff looks forward to creating a rich learning environment for all students in this community.”

For the new campus, Texans Can Academies – Dallas North is currently developing Building C for additional classrooms. Buildings C and D are 11,200 square feet each. Texans Can Academies invested $1.6 million in renovation and construction to create a state-of-the-art learning environment for its students. The school will offer two half-day programs every weekday for 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. The school’s student-to-teacher ratio average is 17:1, with one advisor/social worker on staff for every 45 students enrolled during the four-hour session.

Every Texans Can Academies campus cares for the whole student by offering services and resources beyond the classroom. The organization upholds the mission to provide every student the opportunity to pursue their dreams while removing barriers that keep them from attaining their education. Services provided include 24/7 counseling, Care Vans providing immunizations and flu shots, complimentary eye exams and eyeglasses, transportation, and college and career resources.


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