Award Year: 2020

Henry W Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

5314 Boaz Street
Dallas, TX, 75209-4202

(972) 749-5400

Ms Lorena Hernandez, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Dallas Isd

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To empower learners to excel through a challenging academic and collaborative environment that includes specialized courses, leadership development, enhancement of critical thinking skills, and career exploration.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 6%
  • Hispanic: 88%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Longfellow Students

Longfellow Students

Henry W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy serves students in grades 6-8 selected through the magnet process. Every morning the students recite the Longfellow student core beliefs that emphasize being responsible, respectful, and ready to learn. This practice positively impacts the students, reminding them to take responsibility for their actions and achievements. A particular focus at Longfellow is placed on the exploration and development of each student's interests and abilities, leading them to explore a variety of careers before they attend high school. Career exploration courses include engineering, business, law, and many more. Additionally, all Longfellow students take Pre-AP courses, and many of the courses are for high school credit.

The use of technology plays an integral part in every classroom. Teachers use instructional apps to engage students in classroom instruction and assess learning creatively. Students at Longfellow have various opportunities to develop their leadership skills through the Ambassador program, National Junior Honor Society, clubs, and multiple classes. Cooperative learning has helped the students learn academic discourse, and has assisted them in achieving their educational goals. All students participate in daily advisory classes that focus on social and emotional learning and monthly clubs that provide a broad range of opportunities for students to explore interests and hobbies. All of these attributes have helped Longfellow become a school highly regarded for academic accomplishments.

Longfellow will continue to provide students with a rigorous education and limitless opportunities for exploration, empowering students to impact the future.