Learn how scientists work in a lab, while also discussing how scientific discoveries impact our everyday lives in surprising and sometimes invisible ways.
DECATS scientists may explore Botany, Chemical Magic, Forensics, Genetics, Natural Disasters, Pandemics, and the science of Happiness.
In the Community Service Minor we engage with both the DECATS and the greater Dallas community to use our skills and talents to positively impact the world around us. Learn about major challenges facing the world today and find out how you can impact the world around you. Many Diocesan school s recognize DECATS Community Service hours and credit their work in DECATS toward their community service requirements.
This MINOR will provide scholars with the opportunity to have fun while learning a new game or perfecting their existing game skills. Some games will involve skill and logic,
while others will be random luck. Students will have a chance to participate in board games, word games, creative games a, nd in a Ping Pong tournament.
DECATS scholars may explore Mindbenders, Chess, Lessons From an Older Brother, Word Games and Ping Pong
This MINOR offers scholars a chance to dig back into different time periods major events in history, including an in-depth look at World War II. Simulations, films, d, discussions and activities include D-Day, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Nuremburg Trials.
DECATS scholars may explore Cannibalism, D-Day, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, HistSim, Judgment at Nuremburg and Great Debates.
Language Arts MINORS involve a writer's workshop, word games, storytelling activities, and experience with publishing and editing., Writers will have ample opportunities for writing, sharing their work, reading their favorite books, and creating publications to share their work.
DECATS scholars may explore Family Feud, Film Critics, Film Making, and Pen to Paintbrush.
Use deductive reasoning and intuition to "escape the room", build video games, experiment with coding and programming, and learn the algorithms of a Rubik's Cube. Math\STEM MINORS will also have the chance to use hands-on engineering and robotic activities to engage with the material and digital world and bring their STEM-vision to life.
DECATS scholars may explore 42, Coding with Bloxels, D&D for Beginners, Escape the Room, If You Build It, and Rubik's Cube.
Whether you like to be the entertainer, or to be entertained, you will enjoy your time in this MINOR. You will have time to Karaoke, dance, sing, and possibly create original music. Scholars will be given the opportunity to perform for one another and to practice their craft.
DECATS fashionistas will learn sewing and design skills in this MINOR. Sketch your visions, learn design and color theory, and practice hand sewing, machine sewing, and embroidery. Space is limited in this MINOR as each fashion designer has their own sewing machine.
DECATS scholars will work on set design, work with closely with both Drama and Visual Arts to create the set, props, lighting design, and all aspects of lights, camera, and action of the theater. If you are in either of these MAJORS and want to take it a step beyond your individual craft, this is the MINOR that offers both challenges and rewards.
Theater Arts MINORS will explore improv, voice acting, stage stunts, audition skills, and technical theater. Scholars will have the opportunity to learn about the backstage aspects of theater arts, as well a perfecting their own performance skills.
DECATS scholars may explore Auditioning, Improv, SNL-U, Voice Acting, and Technical Theater (Stage Design)