DETA: Dual Enrollment Teaching Academy

What is the Dual Enrollment Teaching Academy (DETA)?

DETA is a two year-round dual enrollment program developed for high school students in the Pecan and Mid-Valley Campus areas who are seriously interested in pursuing careers in Teaching.

The Academy encourages students to consider a Teaching profession by providing college coursework and opportunities that motivate, educate and prepare them for higher education in the field. Students can do this while completing an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree by the end of their senior year in high school.

Opportunity Support Services

  • Tutoring in coursework
  • Guest Speakers
  • College planning and scholarship search workshops
  • Mentoring with local Teaching Professionals
  • Academic, college enrichment and personal workshops
  • College/University fairs and college visits to colleges and universities
  • Academic advising and counseling related to academic and career choices
  • Academic transition assistance to a four year-year institution
  • Continued student support throughout the program

Who can participate in DETA?

  • High school students in 11th-12th grades (students may apply during their 10th grade year)
    • Students should be enrolled in the Distinguished Advanced Program (DAP) curriculum
    • Students must have serious interest in pursuing a career in teaching
    • Students must complete a DETA application which includes writing a brief essay and resume
    • Other requirements apply
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