Shelton Momentum: Energy, Enthusiasm and Expectation

As Shelton opens its doors for its 43rd first day of school, there is energy, enthusiasm and expectation. Energy, because the students bring a palpable force through the doors with them. Enthusiasm, because the beginning of the year means a contagious excitement. Expectation, because we are moving forward with a dream long in the making. This time next year, we anticipate being relocated at a new and unified campus on 17301 Preston Road in North Dallas. Shelton offers a unique world-class educational model for intelligent students who just happen to have a learning difference. It will be a great addition in its new neighborhood and to the City of Dallas at large.

When we open in August 2020, we will have more than we have at our current campus, but certain areas will be phased in over the next several years.

With academics first, the new campus will have:

  • 125 classrooms
  • 12 hands-on science labs
  • 1 robotics lab
  • 4 dedicated STEM rooms
  • Makerspace for libraries 
  • A dedicated teacher training classroom for adult learners

Together, these spaces create the setting for many learning opportunities that are deemed essential in today’s educational environment.

New construction will include a fine arts center and three gymnasiums.

  • Performing arts theatre
  • Black box theatre
  • Band hall
  • Choir room
  • Scene shop
  • Studios for film, ceramics, sculpture and more
  • Art gallery
  • Labs for digital photography and music 
  • Dance studio 
  • Multipurpose room for wrestling and other activities 

Our Groundbreaking Moment


Outdoor athletic facilities will include: 

  • A football / soccer field with stadium
  • A fieldhouse with weight room 
  • Track and field facilities
  • Baseball park
  • Fitness path 

Alongside school operations, Shelton will continue to offer services through its:

  • Evaluation Center (housed nearby the school)
  • Speech / Language / Hearing Program
  • Outreach / Training Program

Architectural and educational designers alike believe these spaces in North Dallas will enhance the creative exchanges, interactions and experiences of future entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, project managers, artists and leaders. We look forward to serving students, families, professionals and the community in new classrooms and through vibrant public spaces.

Learn more in our newsletter, The Horizon.