VIDEO: DISD To Hold ‘More Choice Expo’ at Fair Park

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DISD More Choice Expo | Image by DISD

Nearly 200 schools within the Dallas Independent School District will be showcased in an upcoming exposition at Fair Park on Saturday.

Dallas ISD’s More Choice Expo offers participants “a journey of educational discovery” at Centennial Hall on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to a news release. All of the district’s non-application schools will be on display for prospective students and their parents to check out for free.

The event will highlight the extracurricular activities, STEM/STEAM programs, leadership academies, Montessori classrooms, dual language programs, and personalized learning offerings at each campus.

Food trucks — the first 300 students attending the exposition can eat for free — and various family-friendly activities will also be on-site. Participants can also get free admission to select Fair Park museums, including the African American Museum of Dallas and the Hall of State.

Those who wish to check out the neighborhood schools at the event can park at Lot 2A and enter through Gate 2. Returning DISD students need only make sure that their parents or guardians have their driver’s licenses, whereas new students should bring the following:

  • Proof of residency with a current utility bill or lease mortgage agreement
  • Parents’ or guardians’ driver’s license or other photo ID
  • birth certificate for student enrollee
  • immunization records
  • student records (transcript or report card withdrawal form)
  • Social Security card for student enrollee

The following vertical teams will be in attendance:

  • Adamson
  • Molina
  • Pinkston
  • Skyline
  • Sunset
  • Bryan Adams
  • Samuell
  • Seagoville
  • Spruce
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Conrad
  • Hillcrest
  • Jefferson
  • North Dallas
  • W.T. White
  • Kimball
  • Carter
  • Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt/Wilmer-Hutchins
  • South Oak Cliff
  • Lincoln/Madison

Dallas ISD has been striving to boost its offerings as the student body has been shrinking for years.

While there are several factors contributing to the overall student enrollment decline seen in publicly funded school districts — such as demographic shifts and increased competition from charter and private schools — Dallas ISD has also struggled academically. A Texas Education Agency accountability report from 2021-2022 found that only 41% of Dallas ISD students scored at grade level, and nearly 20% of the class of 2022 did not graduate on time.

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