At this time, we are only extending invitations to those who were registered in a guaranteed space in the 2020 program due to the lower enrollment capacity we are following for 2021. If spaces are still available after those who had a space in 2020 have had an opportunity to register for 2021 (highly unlikely), we will contact those who were on the waitlist in 2020. We kindly request no inquiries as to whether space is available: we will contact you if this becomes possible.
Can I transfer to a DECATS Houston campus from another program, like DECATS West Houston or DECATS Sugar Land?
Normally we are able to accommodate requests to transfer between other programs offered in the city or state. Due to our extremely limited enrollment capacity for 2021, we are not able to make that happen this year, even for a place on the waitlist.
Are all Scholars considered “returning Scholars?” Does 2020 count toward a year of attendance and will it affect Manners to Morals or Perspectives course assignments?
By definition: Returning Scholars – have attended DECATS before New Scholars – have not attended DECATS before Summer 2020 did not count as a year of attendance. Assignments in Manners to Morals will still be performed by grade level, and assignments in Perspectives will still be done by years of completed attendance (not including 2020).
If my school conducted testing or I have a qualifying score already, will you accept the nomination this year from my school or from me directly?
No. Due to enrollment limitations for 2021, the spaces in the program will only be made available to those who were registered in 2020.
We are not accepting any new nominations this year, including younger siblings of current participants. Schools have largely not been able to conduct the typical standardized testing normally used to qualify eligible students.
Only participants who were registered in a guaranteed space in the 2020 program, including – as a one-time exception for 2021 only – those who are now in seventh grade.