Since 1994, DECATS has been a special place for academically talented students to discover their potential, to make new friends and to be themselves.
Welcome to DECATS! We’re glad you came. Take a quick tour of the program, our eligibility requirements, cost of attendance and the sign-up process.
Nominations for eligible students begin December 1 each year and are due by the second Friday of January.
In three short weeks, go on an adventure with challenging and enriching coursework designed to meet the needs of gifted young persons.
Our program takes place in June each summer at three school locations in north, west and south Houston. Find the campus closest to you.
You’ll love the music at DECATS so much that you’ll want your own copy! These songs make up the long-standing traditions of our daily morning and afternoon celebrations as a community.