The Pat Dillard Special Achievement Center was established in the Fall of 1997 with the purchase of the Food Lion building at the corner of Jupiter and Bethany. Prior to that, most students who received an alternative education placement were sent to the alternative center in Plano.
Commonly known as the "Dillard Center" our mission is to provide an instructional environment that encourages academic success, appropriate behavior, and a strong foundation in social skills. In 1991 the State of Texas under Senate Bill I established mandatory alternative education placements and stated the school must provide English, History, Math, Science, and a course in self discipline. It has been the goal of the Dillard Center to provide all courses possible so the student can stay on track until their return to the regular campus. Work is sent to Dillard Center by their regular campus and Dillard teachers work with the students on those assignments. Extra tutoring is provided also.
The Dillard Center also has a Non-Discipline Program for students in crisis situations. Examples of these are seniors in danger of dropping out of school, pregnant students, students returning from drug/alcohol centers, and other situations. These students receive traditional classroom work or a self-paced computer based program through the Eagle Academy at Dillard. The Eagle Academy Program is a self-paced computer based program that enables students the ability to complete high school course work.
If you need more information or I can answer questions, feel free to call me at the Dillard Center (972) 727-7163. We are open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays.