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Venture High School
might be a good place for you if …

  • You are not experiencing success  in school
  • You are behind in your credits
  • You need smaller class sizes

Venture School is an alternative to the traditional
when the traditional does not prove to be a good fit for you

Talk to your counselor

Talk to your parents

Call Venture @ 682-867-6400


Download an Application


Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to
Ms. Toni Henson
for being selected as the
2013-2014 Venture School

Ms. Henson has been in Education
for 40 years, in AISD for 18 years,
and a distinguished part of the
Venture School Family
for 11 years.

Saturdays Fall 2014

CLASS TIME: 8am - 12pm 

See Flyer for Additional Information


Venture School Welcomes You!

Mission Statement

Venture School,

a nontraditional educational program, 

is dedicated to an innovative

and  professional approach to providing

academic and personal development. 

We believe that all students

can learn and become productive,

responsible citizens through a balance

of mutual commitment and
personal integrity.

Venture Student becomes a finalist in city wide competition

Please join us in congratulating Alexis N!
His artwork has been chosen as the 1st place winner in the city wide Martin Luther King Celebration Art Competition  His design was chosen out of over 500 entries for the MLK T-Shirt design contest.  His design will be on the T-Shirt and he will also receive a $1000.00 award.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and their parents will be invited anf formally recognized at the MLK "Sharing the Dream" Awards Banquet on Friday, January 16 2015 in the Bluebonnet Ballroom on the campus of UT Arlington.  Art Teachers of the winning students will als be invited to attend the event.  
His artwork was created using colored pencils and represents the theme
"Advancing the Dream- Our Greatness, My Service".
 Congratulations to Alexis N. on this prestigious award and a special thank you to Mrs. L. Kulesz, his art teacher.

Venture Vounteer Celebrates 90th Birthday

Mr. “Phil,” as he is fondly called at Venture School volunteered at Venture for 24 years.   At age 60 nearing retirement as editor of Dairyman’s Digest, a publication of Associated Milk Producers Inc., Mr. Phil knew he did not want “to retire from something, but to something.”  He enrolled in graduate school with the purpose of gaining skills solely for the purpose of helping others.   At age 65 he earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He then volunteered as a school social worker at Venture.  

Mr. Phil served every student, in one way or another, who attended Venture during the 24 years (and over 23,000 clock hours).  One tradition Mr. Phil started that continues today is Tuesday Popcorn.  A freshly popped bag of popcorn is given to every student who had perfect attendance the preceding week.  Mr. Phil said this effort was born out of the idea that people are quick to acknowledge others for doing things that are wrong but not so quick to acknowledge others when they have done something right.  Providing a bag of popcorn to students who attended the five prior days does just that, acknowledges them for doing something right.    

Mr. Phil came to Venture with a life full of service experiences and wisdom.  He began his service as a young man in World War II.  Mr. Phil is a World War II Veteran and survivor of Iwo Jima.  He landed on Iwo Jima the first day of battle with the third platoon wave.  This Photograph of Mr Phil Porter at the Battle of Iwo Jima hangs in our building as a tribute to all who have served and contine to serve our country. 

Mr. Phil has been awarded many awards for his volunteering over the years including being acknowledged in 1995, by then Governor Bush, as the volunteer of the year in education for all of Texas. 

He also was an Olympic Torch Bearer twice in 1996 for the Atlanta Summer Games  and again in 2002 for the Salt Lake City Winter Games . The two torches he carried are pictured above.

The Faculty, Staff and Students, both present and past, wish "Mr. Phil" Porter a very happy 90th Birthday!  May you have many more to come. 

Intake Dates

Applications must be received and reviewed prior

to the following dates in order

to be considered for Venture acceptance on the upcoming intake date(s):


January 7, 2015


January 26, 2015


    additional dates will  be posted soon


Please note:  Intake is a 2 day process.


College Access program


Check out the Flyer with a
list of upcoming events
that are available to
help you transition from
high school
to the next level.

New Course Fall 2014

Venture is now offering 


as a technology or elective credit. 



Bring Your Own Technology

As part of our Achieve Today. Excel Tomorrow. strategic plan goal to be a high performing, technology-rich school district with leading-edge learning experiences that promote engagement, creativity, critical thinking and achievement, we will begin allowing students to bring personally owned mobile technology devices to school for educational purposes. Click here for more information about Venture Schools BYOT program.