District Receives $260,000 Grant for Architectural Design Program

Architectural design students at Duncanville High School will benefit from a $260,000 grant awarded to the district.

The P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) grant will provide funds to increase capacity so more students can take the in-demand classes.

The funds, paid out over the course of two years, will be used to:

  • Hire additional support staff to work with our students, including a program coordinator and tutors
  • Outfit a second classroom with necessary equipment for Architectural Design
  • Update classroom computers and technology in both Architectural Design classrooms to offer more dual credit and certification opportunities
  • Provide for educational field trips

Duncanville ISD’s Architectural Design program currently offers students the opportunity to earn an industry-based certification and an associate degree in Architectural Design while simultaneously earning a high school diploma all at no cost to the student.

Duncanville ISD partners with Mountain View College and the University of Texas at Arlington for the Architectural Design degree.  

Students have the opportunity to leave Duncanville High School with an 85 credit associate degree comprised of 30 hours in Architectural Design. Those credit hours are transferable to UTA toward a Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Design.