Award Year: 2014

Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

5314 Boaz Street
Dallas, TX, 75209-4202

(972) 749-5400

Dr. Cheryl Wright, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Dallas Independent School District

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Mission

The students at Henry W. Longfellow Academy Career Exploration Academy exemplify our motto daily, "Think Globally, Act Locally and Go Boldly into the Future!"

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 13%
  • White: 7%
  • Hispanic: 76%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 14%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Student Engagement Longfellow Style - Kinesthetic Stations Learning in ACTION!!

Student Engagement Longfellow Style - Kinesthetic Stations Learning in ACTION!!

At Longfellow Academy we are focused on increasing student achievement and helping students to begin their career exploration journey. Walk down our corridors at any time and you not only will see our excellence in action, but you will hear it also. You will hear it in the passion of our language teachers teaching Edgar Allen Poe, our history teachers describing the journey of Lewis and Clark, our math teachers leading expeditions as part of project-based learning experiences, and the science department leading students through the inquiry of the scientific method to prove a hypothesis.

We also offer our students another dimension of learning through career exploration classes, a business entrepreneurial class sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a STEM pre-engineering class, a career portals investigation class and a synergistic lab. The synergistic lab allows students to develop critical skills needed in the work world. In the synergistic lab students complete modules on critical thinking, conflict resolution and goal setting as well as, completing project-based learning activities as part of the Career and Technology Pathway.

Though out the school you see beautiful visual art produced by many students and hear other students participating in the band, theatre arts and choir. Each area of the fine arts rises to the occasion and accepts the challenge of supporting the competitive interest of students in the arts.

Students at Henry W. Longfellow Academy Career Exploration Academy exemplify its motto, "Think Globally, Act Locally and Go Boldly into the Future!"