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21st Century College Offered to Some DISD Transfer Students

14 Apr 2000

21st Century College Offers Students Opportunity to Experience College Before Graduation

Approximately 225 Dallas Independent School District sixth, seventh and eighth grade M-M transfer, and other students interested in enrolling in a community college after graduation will be able to get a taste of higher education from 10 a.m. a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Cedar Valley College, 3030 N. Dallas Ave., in Lancaster.

The school district, the Dallas County Community College District, and Cedar Valley College, are sponsoring the 21st Century College for Young People. Classes will be taught by college professors and district administrators. At the event, participants will have an opportunity to explore the fields of art, law enforcement, education, veterinary technology, business, and get a better understanding of various career options and technical occupations.

"This event offers students an opportunity to experience college for a day and hopefully get excited about a college career," said Judy Thomas, Student Transfer Coordinator. "Parents will receive orientation about financial aid and ways to motivate their children to stay in school and select courses which will be an advantage to them in the future."

Many of the students participating in the 21st Century College are a product of the district's M-M Transfer Program. M-M offers a scholarship of up to $1,040 to high school students from the Dallas Independent School District who participate in the program.

For each year of participation, students receive a $260 scholarship to any Dallas County Community College District campus—enough for one semester's tuition or 15 credit hours. M-M students may earn up to a maximum of $1,040, or four semesters' tuition. The M-M scholarship may be used for college during the regular term or during the summer session.

For more information about 21st Century College for Young People, call Judy Thomas at (972) 749-2471.

Contact: DISD Media Relations Department • 972/925-3900

Dallas Independent School District
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