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Garza opened in 2006 and was one of the first early college high schools in the district. Next school year, 10 DISD high schools, including Molina, Sunset and Adamson, will offer similar models. Adamson students will take classes at El Centro College, those at Molina will attend Mountain View, and Sunset stu-dents will take classes at UNT-Dallas. Giving students responsibility has resulted in greatness at Garza. The school has won the district’s at-tendance award for two years running, achieving 99.2 percent attendance. Its graduation rate is around 92 percent, compared to the 88 percent district-wide. Running an early college high school is complicated, and Garza has become a Texas Education Agency demonstration site. School administrators and teachers from all over the state and country visit the school to learn how to start such a program in their own districts. At Grand Bank of Texas, we believe in offering simple banking options to make your life easier. Whether it’s a warm welcome as you walk through our doors or using the most up-to-date technology to create a better banking experience, everything we do is with you in mind. D ALLAS 305 E Colorado Blvd (214 ) 941-4268 GRAND PRAIRIE 2341 S Belt Line Rd (972) 264 -4811 GRAND PRAIRIE 530 S Carrier Pkwy (972) 237-0245 Visit us Online at: WWW .GRANDBANK OFTEXAS.COM oakcliff.advocatemag.com APRIL 2017 27

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