Pat Dillard Special Achievement Center
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 instruction in English, History, Math, and Science, along with a course in self discipline. It has been the goal of the Dillard Center to provide all courses possible to allow the student to remain on track until their return to their home campus. Assignments are sent to the Dillard Center by the student's home campus and the Dillard Center teachers assist the students on those assignments. Extra tutoring is provided, if needed.
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 rehabilitation centers, and other situations. These students receive instruction through traditional classroom assignments or a self-paced computer based program through the Eagle Academy Program at the Dillard Center. The Eagle Academy Program affords students the opportunity to complete high school courses online.
If you need more information or have questions, feel free to contact me at the Dillard Center (972) 727-7163. We are available 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.