Arlington ISD Core Programs

A clear roadmap to success for every student

Fine Arts at Every Age

Unlimited Academic Opportunities

Extracurriculars To Fit Your Passion

Your student deserves unlimited opportunities to advance their future.

Arlington ISD is an expansive district with a great reputation.
We have everything your student needs to chase big dreams.

Personalized help in crafting their direction

Support for college and career success

Surrounded by certified experts every step of the way

Two STEM labs at every elementary school

Certified Career Tech courses are offered to all high school students

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) starts in pre-k

Two NEW playgrounds at every elementary school campus

Your student deserves a clear roadmap to success.
That's what Arlington ISD Core Programs provide.

Academics are the foundation of Arlington ISD.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement courses allow students to engage in challenging coursework with an opportunity to earn college credit. All Arlington ISD high schools offer AP courses in language arts, math, science, social studies, computer science, foreign language, music and art. Some junior high campuses offer AP Spanish.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID is a course for first-generation students that sets them on a path for higher education. This key program is offered at all six traditional Arlington ISD high schools and all 10 junior high schools. The program is designed to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college. AVID students take classes as part of their regular schedule and get time with college tutors. AVID students learn all the necessary steps needed to attend college including test prep, applying for financial aid and college admission requirements. More than 3,000 Arlington ISD students participate in AVID, and seniors earned more than $35.1 million in grants and scholarships in 2021 - 2022.

Dual Credit

Dual credit courses provide an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit before they graduate from high school. Students can choose from several dual credit courses at all traditional high schools. These courses have prerequisites, including successful completion of a college readiness assessment.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate is a leadership program that provides education with a global perspective. The rigorous academic program emphasizes student initiative and independent study. The focus is on academics and developing a global perspective of the world. Crow Leadership Academy for K-6 offers the PYP (Primary Years Programme) of IB. Participation in the high school IB program begins in 11th grade. Through the high school program, students can earn free college credit and access scholarship opportunities. Additionally, all students from traditional high schools can take IB Visual Arts at the Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA).

Every student deserves the opportunity to distinguish themself academically.

Arlington ISD will provide your student with a world-class education.

More Core Programs

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education offers technical skills, academic skills and employability skills that give our students a head start after graduation.

Special Education

Special Education

Every child deserves the opportunity to achieve success.

  • Learn life skills
  • Develop independence
  • Achieve “their” success
  • Gain employment



  • Sports programs linked from junior high to high school
  • BRAND NEW multi-purpose facilities available for indoor/outdoor athletics
  • 5 of 6 high schools compete in the highest Texas classification
  • The district has playoff runs in every sport and is home to first-round picks in the NFL and MLB



  • If your student is into it, there's a club for it!
  • French club, chess club, robotics club, academic decathlon and more.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

  • Instruments and uniforms are 100% free to each student.
  • Diverse program options (i.e. band, choir, visual arts, photography, etc.)
  • NEW band trailers to haul instruments available at every traditional high school
  • BRAND NEW Center for Visual and Performing Arts available for all students
  • "Best Communities for Music Education" Award for 15 years running
  • Fine arts are continually offered kindergarten through 12th grade

A world-class education with a world of opportunities.

Recognized as a champion of "whole-child" education by EVERFI (2020)

Meritorious Budget Award presented by Association of School Business Officials International (2022-2023)

Transparency Star Awards in the areas of Traditional Finances and Debt Obligations

Advance Your Child Toward A Bright Future

We are committed to growing whole and well-rounded young adults who are prepared to excel in college, career and beyond.

We are ready to welcome your student to the Arlington ISD community!