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    Purposeful Innovation Takes Place in Cedar Hill ISD

    The Cedar Hill Independent School District is leading the way in the southern Dallas region for incorporating innovation into curricula at every grade level, in each content area and on all campuses.

    We’ve had tremendous success growing our Collegiate School Pathway, starting with our nationally ranked Collegiate High School, and expanding into the newly created Collegiate Academy for middle school and College Prep at the elementary level.

    Now, our STEAM Initiative is building on those successes by creating and growing a portfolio of high-quality school programs that provide schools of choice for students and families.

    At Cedar Hill High School and Ninth Grade Center, Cedar Hill ISD offers course sequencing in STEAM, otherwise known as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

    Our middle schools – Bessie Coleman and W.S. Permenter – are our Comprehensive STEAM Campuses, with grades sixth through eighth. Each of our six elementary school campuses offers an innovative Signature Program with rich curricula and a full offering of extracurricular activities:  Bray - Fine Arts; Highlands - Dual Language; High Pointe - STEM; Lake Ridge - Business and Industry; Plummer - Business and Industry; and Waterford Oaks – STEM.

    At Highlands, Cedar Hill ISD’s two-way Dual Language Enrichment Program offers native Spanish and English speakers opportunities to acquire language skills and academic concepts in both languages. This innovative program of choice is offered in kindergarten through fifth grade, with students entering in kindergarten or the first semester of first grade. This program aims to develop bilingual and biliterate students, but in addition to their new skills, research shows that cognitive development in dual language students continues long after they’ve graduated from such programs.

    Recognizing the growing interest in Cedar Hill ISD’s high-quality options, the district has made it available to all under our Open Enrollment policy.

    For more information about individual programs and Open Enrollment information please see below or use the links on the left or email us at innovation@chisd.net.

    Collegiate Pathways

    Collegiate Prep Elementary - Offers Pre-K - 5th grade students an education experience with a college mindset. 

    Collegiate Academy - Currently only 6th graders are eligible for enrollment.  In the 2016-2017 school year 7th grade will be added followed by 8th grade in the 2017-2018 school Year

    STEAM Academies at Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center and Cedar Hill High School

    Signature STEAM Middle Campuses

    Six Signature Elementary Campuses