Bottle Rocket is proud to join Dallas Independent School District (ISD) as they expand opportunities for students in an exciting partnership with the Dallas County Community College District.
Dallas ISD has opened eight new collegiate academies, including a Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), the first of its kind in Texas. This year, Dallas ISD will add 10 additional collegiate academies.
These academies help prepare students who have the determination to attend college, would be first-generation college students, and have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Students have the opportunity to graduate high school with dual credit that will grant them a two-year leg up on their collegiate discipline of studies, allowing them to join the work force by twenty years old and begin establishing careers. Bottle Rocket will serve as a partner of the North Dallas Collegiate Academy.
Bottle Rocket Founder and CEO, Calvin Carter said, “We’re excited to meet the next generation of makers, developers, and designers in Dallas. Our culture is one of learning and sharing, so a partnership with Dallas ISD in this groundbreaking program is a natural fit. And since Bottle Rocket was born in Dallas, we’re deeply invested in not just finding but making local talent. We’re even ready to learn a few things ourselves from these students!”
For the first year of the program, Bottle Rocket will provide mentorship, internships, lead field trips, and more. We feel privileged to mentor these students and be a part of their personal journey to graduation and beyond, offering more opportunities throughout their academic careers.
We are also helping teachers and administration design project-based learning programs that are relevant to today's workplace and tomorrow's innovation forecasts. We work with teachers to build the curriculum for these classes, which consists of professional soft skills and hard skills for tech development.