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    DATA Middle School Magnet Program

    Located on the Ed White Middle School Campus

    ✯✯✯ A TEA “B” Campus  ✯✯✯

    7800 Midcrown ● San Antonio, TX ● 78218 ● 210-356-5981

    Bethany Lorge, Ed White Principal 

    Fernando Ruiz, DATA Director



    DATA requires the following minimum academic standards be maintained:

    • Students must have passed all STAAR tests
    • Students residing in NEISD must have a cumulative minimum average of an 85 in academic courses
    • Students residing outside of NEISD must have a cumulative minimum average of a 90 in academic courses
    • Students must be in good standing in regards to attendance and behavior, and maintain Student Code of Conduct expectations

    DATA’s Magnet Program Agreement:

    The desire and goal of the Design and Technology Academy magnet staff is to ensure that each student has the opportunity to be successful in our rigorous academic program. To ensure student success, it is important for the faculty, parents, and students to understand the behavioral and academic expectations. If concerns arise about a student’s success, an academic/behavioral plan will be implemented to meet the student’s needs.

    “North East ISD proudly provides the community with a wide variety of choices in public education, especially through its magnet programs. Magnet schools offer students a well-rounded curriculum with special emphasis on a certain subject area and use a variety of teaching approaches that help customize the student's educational program. Students desiring enrollment in a magnet school will need to apply for enrollment. Enrollment in a magnet school is a privilege, and not a right afforded to students. Students' continued enrollment in a magnet school is contingent upon satisfactory attendance, grades, and behavior. Students will follow the NEISD Student Code of Conduct. The administration of each magnet school has the authority to revoke the enrollment of students during the school year for failure to adhere to school rules and regulations, NEISD policies, and state law.” Stated from NEISD Secondary School Student Parent Handbook 2014-2015 page 50.

    Additionally, because students who fail the state assessments must take the Student Success Initiative (SSI) class(s) in place of the magnet electives, failure on the state assessments may result in removal from the magnet programs.


    In accordance with Title VI-Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX-Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504-Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1992, the North East Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

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    Printable 3 year course plan

    DATA - 3 year course plan




    Reading/Language Arts Pre-AP or GT

    Reading/Language Arts Pre-AP or GT 

    Reading/Language Arts Pre-AP or GT

    Math Pre-AP or GT

    Math Pre-AP or GT

    Algebra 1* Pre-AP or GT

    Science Pre-AP

    Science Pre-AP 

    Science Pre-AP

    Social Studies Pre-AP 

    Social Studies Pre-AP

    Social Studies Pre-AP


    PE/PE or Athletics

    PE/Health* or Athletics

    Exploration of Multimedia

    Digital Communication in the 21st Century *

    Students choose 2 DATA electives: 

    • Web Design *
    • Principles of Art, Audio Visual, and Communication *
    • Digital Design and Media Production *
    • Cybersecurity*
    • Fundamentals of Computer   Science *

    Application Technology Media

    Principles of Information Technology *

    Fine Arts Elective 



    * Denotes High School credit

    - One semester of health must be taken in sixth grade.

    - Four semesters of physical education are required. One semester must be taken each year with the fourth semester flexible over the  three years of middle school. Athletics is an approved PE substitution for 7th and 8th grades. 

    - One semester of Fine Arts is required; NEISD recommends two semesters of Fine Arts over the three years in middle school.