Collegiate Academy

As a special component of the magnet offerings at Naaman Forest High School (NFHS) and Lakeview Centennial High School (LCHS), the school's Collegiate Academy works in conjunction with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to provide qualified applicants a unique academic experience. The Collegiate Academy is designed to satisfy credit requirements for high school graduation while the student also earns an Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from DCCCD.

The Collegiate Academy features a college curriculum in the structure of the high school environment, which allows students to continue to participate in extracurricular activities while they achieve both diplomas. Students earn high school and college credit at the same time.

Admissions criteria

Each school has different requirements.

Lakeview

Students must meet the following to be considered:

  • entering grades 9-10
  • 70th percentile on reading and math achievement tests
  • Pass STAAR/EOC
  • Passing grades in core subjects
  • No serious discipline issues

*Students who meet the requirements for the Collegiate Academy are automatically eligible to participate in the Career and Classical Magnet program as well. See the College & Career Magnet Program descriptions for more information.

Naaman Forest

Students must meet the following to be considered:

  • entering grade 9
  • 50th percentile on reading and math achievement tests
  • Pass STAAR/EOC
  • Passing grades in core subjects
  • No serious discipline issues

*Students who meet the requirements for the Collegiate Academy are automatically eligible to participate in the School of Global Business, Language & Leadership magnet program as well. See the Global Business, Language & Leadership descriptions for more information.

Advantages of enrolling

  • Earn high school and college credit at the same time for free.
  • Avoid the cost of tuition and books.
  • Eliminate thousands of dollars in college tuition costs by earning college credit hours while in high school.
  • Accumulate college hours and earn an associate degree, 60 transferable hours to Texas' top colleges for free.
  • Prepare to get a head start on your earning power for free.
  • Take college-level classes from qualified instructors on the LCHS or NFHS campus for free.
  • Become familiar with the effort required to successfully complete college-level coursework while a high school student.

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How to apply

See the Application Process page for details and other application dates.