Elementary Choice Program
Duncanville ISD Elementary Choice Programs
All current Duncanville ISD students zoned to attend the elementary schools listed below will automatically be enrolled in the campus’ choice program. All other students who live within district boundaries are eligible to apply. Admission to students who reside outside Duncanville ISD boundaries will be offered, but only after all resident applicants have been placed. Students will be selected through a computerized lottery.
Charles Acton Leadership Academy: The Leadership Academy at Acton Elementary will teach leadership and life skills to students. The culture of student empowerment is based on the idea that every child can be a leader. The "Leader in Me" paradigm shows that every child is capable and a leader. Content from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is a critical component of the leadership academy. The 7 Habits synthesizes universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, i.e., responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, and renewal.
Alexander Elementary Collegiate Exploratory Academy: The Collegiate Exploratory Academy at Alexander Elementary focuses on aiding students to excel academically, develop their leadership and advocacy skills, and explore college and career options. The Academy model embraces and merges the AVID and Leader in Me frameworks.
Central Elementary Digital Media and Performing Arts Academy: The Digital Media and Performing Arts Academy at Central Elementary will focus on providing students exposure and skills applicable to the arts and digital media. The Academy will promote creative thinking, problem-solving, self-expression, and risk-taking with an underlying primary purpose of helping students grow academically, socially, and artistically.
Hastings Elementary STEM Academy: The STEM Academy at Hastings Elementary School is designed to give students hands-on learning experiences that challenge them to think critically, value mistakes, and learn from them. The program encourages experimentation, fosters ingenuity and creativity, and emphasizes knowledge application and technology use.