Elementary Specialized Programs

Posted in , on January 25, 2022

The Arlington ISD wants its students to reach their maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences.

All three of those aspects start in elementary school in the Arlington ISD, and there’s nothing more innovative than the elementary school specialized programs the district offers.

Students in kindergarten in the Arlington ISD can start following their passion whether it’s leadership, fine arts, dual language or STEM. Whatever path a student wants to take, the Arlington ISD can lead them down that path and start setting them up for their future beginning in kindergarten.

If that sounds like the right plan for your child, then you need to act fast. The deadline for applications for specialized programs is Friday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. These applications are for the 2022-23 school year. If you want to learn more and apply, you can do so on our specialized programs page.

Here is a brief overview of the programs offered.

Dual Language/Fine Arts

The Arlington ISD offers two dual language and fine arts elementary schools, conveniently located in north Arlington and south Arlington so students can remain closer to their homes. The curriculum at Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language and Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language is the same. Students will learn in two languages and benefit from an “arts for all” experience. Whether their passion is piano or painting, students at these academies can pursue their dreams. Students spend half their days learning in English and half in Spanish. They also have opportunities to explore their creative side with dance, piano, drama and visual arts classes. Students at both academies will now have the chance to continue their dreams at Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy. A fine arts high school is also coming soon.

Leadership

Is service the calling for your future Arlington ISD student? Then Crow Leadership Academy is the answer to that calling. The school is one of just a few International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme campuses in the state. Leadership and community service are the hallmarks at Crow, which just completed new bond work that includes a new classroom wing, renovated cafeteria and a brand new gymnasium. Crow builds leaders by developing students who can inspire and influence others, take initiative, hold others accountable and encourage them. If you want your child to grow and develop those gifts while learning to know and care about the world around them, then Crow Leadership Academy is the place for them. 

STEM

Everyone knows how important STEM futures are in today’s world. At Pearcy STEM Academy, K-6 students get in on the ground level at a school that was one of the first 20 schools in the nation to be certified by the National Institute for STEM Education. Students at Pearcy get to work with a dozen certified STEM teachers to help them grow. Summer STEM camps and daily STEM curriculum are just part of the basics at Pearcy. The Arlington ISD also realizes how important it is for students to be able to explore what they want. That’s why art, music and physical education are also included. So is the opportunity to take Spanish or learn strings. If your student loves LEGOs or building their own computer, then Pearcy STEM Academy is the right fit for them

World Languages

Does your future kindergartener speak French? Probably not. But is that something you want them to have the ability to do? If that answer is yes then Wimbish World Language Academy (WWLA) is the fit for you. It’s not about being bilingual at WWLA either. It’s about being biliterate. Students are immersed in a French/English or Spanish/English track at Wimbish with core classes math and science taught in the second language. Foreign language electives start in second grade. Why does all of this matter? We want students at WWLA to be culturally aware. It sets them up to navigate through a diverse community in a global market.

Remember, the deadline to apply is Friday at 5 p.m.