About DATAThe Design and Technology Academy is located on the campus of the newly renovated Theodore Roosevelt High School. Students from NEISD as well as students from outside the district may apply for admission and are accepted based on a lottery system. The DATA curriculum is college preparatory. Students are encouraged to take rigorous courses in academic disciplines in addition to DATA electives.
Mission StatementThe Design and Technology Academy provides opportunities that foster each individual's intellectual and creative development, love of learning, and strength of character through a community that encourages respect, support, and challenge.
Vision StatementA DATA graduate will be an independent thinker and learner who works creatively and confidently as a community member to design solutions for tomorrow.
Shadowing is an opportunity for prospective eighth-graders to spend a day at DATA. Students get to experience DATA first-hand and will attend a broad spectrum of classes offered at DATA. In an effort to achieve the best possible outcomes for students, DATA strives to recruit students who truly want to take advantage of the unique courses and experience DATA has to offer. Students who are interested in DATA should complete the Shadow Form.
Shadowing occurs during the months of November, December and January and is limited to Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Shadow days are scheduled through the DATA secretary.
Shadow students should plan to arrive at 8:45 AM in the DATA office and should be picked up at the DATA office at 3:45 PM.
Finally, students are given a written excuse for the day they shadow at DATA which should be turned into the middle school attendance office for an excused absence.
What to bring on your Shadow Day:
1. Money for lunch
2. Paper and pencil/pen