Led by architect and veteran Skyline High School teacher Peter Goldstein and local architect Lorena Toffer, the school will provide a transformative educational experience where learning extends beyond the classroom walls into the streets where students live, work, and play. Students will be prepared to become the next generation of design professionals and civic leaders, equipped with an appreciation and holistic understanding of the urban environment. Programs of study will include architecture, environmental science, and urban and regional planning, leading to one or more endorsements in Business and Industry, Public Services, or Multidisciplinary Studies.
Like other district Transformation Schools, CityLab will be open to all incoming ninth grade students regardless of academic ability. Enrollment will be based on socioeconomic status, following the successful model piloted by Solar Preparatory school for Girls. 50% of accepted students will be eligible for free and reduced price lunch, and 50% of students will not be eligible. To further encourage a diverse student population, 70% of CityLab seats will be reserved for students living within Dallas ISD boundaries, and 30% will be reserved for students living outside of Dallas ISD boundaries. The application window will be open from November 28 to January 31 (The Hub).
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