The Future is Now in DeSoto ISD!

Building a College, Career, & Military Readiness Culture
Posted on 09/17/2021
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DeSoto ISD is committed to providing exposure and opportunities for College, Career, and Military Readiness to all students.  From Monday, September 20 through Friday September 24, DeSoto ISD will be hosting multiple activities to build and promote a College, Career, and Military Readiness culture in its campuses.

Introducing PK-8 Education Go Get It Week

Sep. 20-24

The goal of the DeSoto ISD Education "Go Get It" Week is to provide both information and encouragement to our students in grades PK-8 regarding pursuing post-secondary education opportunities, including college, military and vocational training.

During this week, teachers and students will take part on various activities each day to support college, career, and military readiness including student virtual tours to learn more about program and career choices, admission requirements, and tuition costs from their favorite colleges and universities.


Celebrating National GEAR UP Week

Sep. 20-24

National GEAR UP Week is an opportunity to get our 9-12 grade students thinking about their plan after high school. This week is full of fun and exciting activities while promoting a college-going culture in our school and community.

DeSoto ISD's National GEAR Up Week is being facilitated by Next Generation GEAR UP. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. DeSoto ISD Next Generation GEAR UP and LETS GEAR UP proudly provide tutoring, mentoring, rigorous academic preparation, financial education and college scholarships to improve access to higher education for low income, minority, and disadvantaged first-generation students and their families in our community


Presenting College Day LIVE

Sep. 24

During College Day LIVE, DeSoto High School (DHS) is hosting the Prairie View A&M Marching Storm Band and a College Fair to wrap up the College, Career, and Military Readiness Week.

DHS seniors will have the opportunity to see a special live performance from the Prairie View A&M Marching Storm band on Friday, Sep. 24 from 9:30-10:45 AM at the DeSoto Eagles Stadium.

All DHS students are encouraged to attend the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) Virtual College Fair on Friday Sep. 24 from 1:00-3:00 PM to visit with over 300 colleges and universities from across the nation to gain insight on offerings.