Texas Trust Credit Union and DeSoto ISD have teamed up to provide DeSoto ISD students the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of basic banking. Through the Student Teller Education Program (STEP), Career Technical Education (CTE) students will earn a grade by working with a Texas Trust Lead Teller at the DeSoto High School branch during specifically designated hours.
DeSoto High School’s CTE program provides a variety of programs to fit student interests and needs. There are currently programs in Business and Industry, Public Services, STEM, and Arts & Humanities. Within these programs, students proceed through multiple levels of instruction and training: introduction level - 9th grade; basic information - 10th grade; and advanced level and practicum level courses during the 11th and 12th grade.
The students that run the Texas Trust Credit Union DeSoto High School Branch are Business and Industry students that have completed the prerequisite courses and are now eligible to take the Business Practicum course. This course will allow them to receive first-hand experience in the industry and better prepare them for college and the workforce. To receive their final course grades, they will be evaluated by both the Texas Trust Credit Union employee and their DeSoto High School teacher of record.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly reopened Texas Trust DeSoto High School Branch was held the evening of October 25. Parents, teachers, school administrators and City dignitaries joined Texas Trust employees and student interns for the celebration.
“We so appreciate partners like Texas Trust who go above and beyond to support our students and families,” stated Superintendent David Harris. “This is such a great opportunity for our students to gain real-world experience while still in high school.”
Texas Trust DeSoto High School Branch is open Monday through Friday from noon to 1:15 p.m. for opening accounts or transacting business. The DeSoto logo Texas Trust Spirit debit card can be obtained for any checking account, and every swipe of this spirit card gives back to the district. The card can be used at any TTCU branch including DHS or the ATM at the DeSoto Wal-Mart gas station.
For more information, contact Texas Trust Credit Union at (972) 263-5171 or DeSoto High School at 972-230-0726.