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[TEXAS] Single-Gender Schools Bring Exciting Opportunity to Students and Community

By The Dallas Post Tribune Staff | DPStaff
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DALLAS — It’s a fair statement to say students and staff at Fred Florence and Balch Springs middle schools are beyond excited about the upcoming school year when both campuses will transition to gender specific schools. It is also fair to say that parents and community members are equally pumped about the seeds of opportunity being planted through this bold approach to achieving academic excellence.

“I love the idea because I feel like the students are going to be more focused on what needs to be done,” said Balch Springs parent Margarita Padron.

This fall, the Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs Middle School and the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred F. Florence Middle School will launch with open enrollment, available to any middle school student in the district. Students are already anticipating the new opportunities.

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