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Old 04-20-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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My daughter is a junior in HS in south TX. We are thinking about moving her to Dallas for her senior year but need help finding a great public or private HS. I am living on Travis in the 75204 zip code. For those experts out there some of the classes she needs are AP History, Econ and Eng-4, plus an upper level science class. Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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A private high school might be hard to find since some of them don't take 12th graders as new students. But, you might try First Baptist Academy in downtown Dallas.

What high school are you zoned for there on Travis?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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I think they might be zoned to North Dallas High - not so good.
See if you can get a transfer to Woodrow Wilson HS - you will find a good variety of AP academics there.

It's really hard to move as a senior in HS. I wish you luck!
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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I believe you can get an academic transfer to Woodrow, which has IMO the top AP History Teacher in Texas, Peter Evett. Woodrow is switching to four college preparatory academies but they are being phased in starting with the ninth grade entering in the fall:

1) Academy of Math , Science and Technology (STEM Academy)

2) Academy of Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship

3) Academy of Performing Arts

4) Academy of International Baccalaureate (currently one of four Texas candidate schools, Pre-IB being offered to ninth graders in the fall - 130 plus eighth graders have applied - 33 from our feeder middle school, J.L. Long, 40 from private schools and the balance from other DISD middle and magnet schools).

Courses will be changing but this year AP classes offered are Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Computer Science, English Composition, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C, Environmental Science, Psychology, European History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, World History, Human Geography, Music Theory, Art History, Macroeconomics, Spanish Language, French Language.

We had 33 AP Scholars in 2009 and 536 AP exams taken in Spring 2009 (usually the graduating class is just over 200). We were once again named one of the top high schools in America by Newsweek and was the only DISD comprehensive high school to receive the ACT College Readiness Award last December.

Associate Principal Dinah Escanilla would be a good person to conact: descanilla@dallasisd.org
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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This is great information, thank you! I need to forward your notes to my wife who is much more in tune with my daughter's specific needs etc. S Do you have any other suggestions on how to proceed or should we just start with Dinah?

Thank you again

BTW: this forum was a great source of information when i first researched areas to live in Dallas, at that time we did not plan to move our daughter so we did not believe the school district would be an important issue
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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I would just contact Dinnah (correction on the spelling) also congratulate her on being named a semi-finalist as Dallas Associate Principal of the Year:



DALLAS ISD Blog | The Dallas Morning News
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Thank you lakewooder, i will email Dinnah this weekend
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