All-boys school opens for new school year in Dallas

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Posted on August 22, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 21 at 6:20 PM

Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy

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DALLAS --The first all boys public school in the state of Texas opened its doors on Monday in Dallas.

The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy is located in the 4700 block of South Lancaster Road.

The building is the old B.F. Darrell Math, Science and Technology Vanguard, an old elementary school that was renovated for this Academy. It will have sixth through ninth grades. Additional grade levels will be added each year until students reach twelfth grade.

Dallas Independent School District officials called it a jewel which will offer the students a rigorous curriculum, along with the opportunity to learn several different languages including Mandarin, Latin and Spanish.

It also offered more non-traditional sports like rowing and lacrosse.

Parent involvement will be mandatory.

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