College Readiness


Winfree Academy is dedicated to training those students who plan to attend college after graduation with the necessary skills and abilities to complete college applications, FAFSA forms, and college entrance exams, as well as preparing them for the challenges of collegiate academics. Winfree has solidified partnerships with local colleges and universities to provide dual credit opportunities, campus visits, guest speakers, financial aid assistance, and other post-secondary preparedness needs.

Dual Credit:

Winfree Academy provides an opportunity for students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school through our Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a corresponding high school course. Dual Credit students must have the approval of their high school Principal,
must meet the entrance requirements of the participating institution of higher learning, and must be in grade 11 or 12. Winfree Academy works in partnership with North Central Texas College, Dallas County Community Colleges, Tarrant County Community Colleges, TXVSN, and STATE U to provide Dual Credit opportunities. Students may speak with their Life Transition Coach for more information and assistance with enrolling in a Dual Credit course.

Texas Virtual School Network/STATE U:

The Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) has been established to provide students with a method of distance learning, as well as dual credit opportunities. Winfree Academy has an articulation agreement with STATE U’s dual credit program through The University of Texas at Arlington and Lamar University. Students may earn college credit by taking online courses through both of these 4-year Texas Public Universities. Students should see their campus Life Transition Coach for more information.

College and Career Preparatory Schools:

Winfree Academy offers instruction specific to an area of study that students are interested in pursuing at the college or career level. Contact your campus for more information regarding Winfree Academy Preparatory Schools.

Business Prep School –Grand Prairie, Richardson, & North Richland Hills
Creative Arts Prep School–Lewisville, Grand Prairie
Family and Consumer Sciences Prep School–Irving, Richardson, NRH, Denton
General Studies Prep School–Irving, Denton
Innovation Prep School–Lewisville
Hospitality/Tourism Prep School-Lewisville