The Arlington ISD’s Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center, a flagship facility for the Arlington ISD that opened in 2017, has been an incredible source of learning for thousands of juniors and seniors across the district. Because of that, the district is developing a brand new career & college high school while continuing educational opportunities at others.
In the fall of 2019, Arlington College & Career High School will transform from a rendering to a fully functioning facility where ninth graders will begin their journey to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously. Workforce certifications are also going to be available so that no matter the path a student takes upon graduation, they’re fully ready to go to college or into the competitive workforce.
Eighth-grade students with an aptitude for engineering, biology/biomedical science, computer science and/or math can choose to attend the STEM Academy at Martin High School. Students will pick from one of four pathways. By the time STEM students are in their senior year, they are provided incredible opportunities to intern alongside medical professionals, engineers and others who will help to integrate education with real-world challenges.
Eighth-grade students have the opportunity to attend Arlington Collegiate High School (ACHS) at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. ACHS students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and associate degree simultaneously. With over 87% of 2018 graduates attaining their associate degree, ACHS has a proven track record of producing college-ready graduates.
Career & Technical Education programs are in demand across the Arlington ISD. In these programs, students can receive certifications in cosmetology, the AISD fire and police academies, healthcare rotations, sports and entertainment marketing, culinary arts, and more. Past students are working at major employers such as General Motors and fighting fires in a number of cities.
Applications are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2019, for these high school special programs. Some programs require attendance at a parent meeting to learn more about the outstanding opportunities at the Arlington ISD, ask questions and meet the professionals who will be leading your child to success.