THE DESIGN The design concept for the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center is based on the vision of â€œExhibiting Opportunityâ€?; exposing students, educators, and visitors to 18 career programs within the center. The academies are organized in a manner that creates synergy visually and physically, by connecting all programs through open collaboration spaces and shared resources. The design of the building facilitates the district in optimizing the studentâ€™s path for self-discovery. From developing the initial program of the building, to the layout of the spaces, to the selection of the equipment in the spaces, the industry and community was instrumental in the process. One of the major goals for the facility is for the academic spaces to mimic industry, giving the students unparalleled access to the career they have chosen.
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2,400 students per day 922 seats per class period
academies College prep courses TERRACE GRAPHIC DESIGN ANIMATION
HEALTH SCIENCES ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING
Collaborative & open learning spaces
NAMING THE FACILITY - DAN DIPERT Dan Dipert has been a well-known business leader and philanthropist in the Arlington community for over 40 years. In 1972, he acquired a small travel agency and transformed it into a multi-million dollar travel and tour business. He served two terms on the AISD board of trustees and has been a major advocate for Arlington ISD. Through the AISD Education Foundation, he established an endowment fund to help students and educators with classroom grants.
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