DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Students
JUNIOR DECATS 2019
The DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Students (DECATS) seeks to develop young minds that are bright, capable, and full of curiosity. Our goals:
Junior DECATS scholars have an intensive study of four courses during the three-week summer session. Classes emphasize hands-on, exploratory learning in the areas of literature, social studies, mathematics, science, computer science, multimedia presentation, journalism, creative writing, yearbook, fine arts, and language.
Criteria for Admission:
Enrollment in Junior DECATS is limited to students who are completing the third through the fifth grades by June of the current school year in a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Dallas. Home schools will complete a nomination form for students who meet the criteria. To qualify a student must have an Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) achievement test results of 97% in two or more major subject areas including Total Reading, Total Math, Language, Science, Social Studies, Environment, or Total Battery WITH an accompanying Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Composite Total of 125 (minimum). CogAT score must be actual score and not the percentile rank.
Applications will be mailed to nominated students by the first Saturday of December of the current school year and must be returned by the third Saturday in February (same school year) along with a $150 deposit. A committee will review applications and make selections, with family notifications to be emailed early March. While every effort will be made to accommodate as many students, representing as many schools as possible, nominations typically exceed spots available each year. Deposits will be returned for students not accepted into the program.
Students will have an intensive study of four courses during the three-week session. Course topics, of a divergent educational nature, will emphasize hands-on and exploratory learning. Using the Triad process developed by Joseph Renzulli and emphasizing higher-order cognitive activities, the DECATS Program will emphasize the curricular areas of literature, social studies, mathematics, science, computer science, multimedia presentation, journalism, creative writing, memory book, fine arts, and language.
DECATS strive to:
Tuition and Fees:
Schedule & Location:
Junior DECATS will be held at Mary Immaculate Catholic School – 14032 Dennis Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Phone: 972-234-7105 Ext: 2147
Hours of Operation:
Dates of Operation:
Please Note: Junior DECATS begins on Wednesday, June 5 with 1/2 days on all Fridays. After school care will be provided until 5:00 PM from Monday through Thursday.
Additional Contact Information
Jodi Sheffield, Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(972) 239-3203 x2147 (972) 934-0657 (FAX)
Junior DECATS 13901 Midway Rd. #102-226, Dallas TX 75244
Clinic Phone Number
Parents, please use this phone number to contact Jr. DECATS. Mrs. Silverstein is the nurse in the clinic.