Engaging Young Minds: Texas Scholars

The Texas Scholar initiative focuses students on education and career planning during middle and high school and prepares them for the transition to life after high school.  Beginning with the 9th grade class, to receive recognition as a Texas Scholar, students will be required to:

• Graduate from high school having completed the Recommended High School Program, and

• Complete at least two courses while in high school eligible for college credit.

“The Texas Scholars program works to motivate students to excel and aim beyond minimum standards. By doing so, this unique program prepares our high school students – not just for college, but for life. All Texans benefit when our students can meet the challenges of rigorous coursework and are provided a strong foundation to compete in tomorrow’s competitive global workforce.” –Governor Rick Perry

This year’s Texas Scholar program will take place the last two weeks of October (18-29th).  The Dallas Independent School District and the Dallas Regional Chamber have been working diligently to make sure no 8th grader goes without hearing this presentation.  If you or your business would be interested in touching the lives of young students, please contact Christie Myers at cmyers@dallaschamber.org.  This is an experience you will never forget.


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