Dallas Can Academy student celebrates with his family after a long road to graduation
Dallas Can Academy recently hosted four special commencement ceremonies and shook the hands of their January graduates, and presented 325 diplomas to students who have had many more challenges than the typical graduating high school senior. Each graduate followed a unique and challenging path to graduate from high school. Students who were former drop-outs or who were not succeeding in a traditional high school campus exuberantly walked across the stage to receive a diploma that often seemed out of reach to them.
Some of the students were the first in their families to receive a high school diploma. Some did have families at their graduation and have pushed through high school on their own. Most walked across the stage to hold a diploma that seemed impossible to earn just a few years ago.
Celebrating 30 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can Academies are graduating thinkers. Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 11 charter schools located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 130,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams.