Arlington ISD Specialized Programs

Providing students the opportunity to shine where they excel

Gain College Advantage

Secure Elite Internships

Encourage Unique Talents

Your student deserves exclusive
opportunities for advancement.

Arlington ISD Specialized Programs:
Providing a unique education to match your child's passions

GET EQUIPPED FOR A FULFILLING CAREER

GAIN SCHOLARSHIP AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE FOR FREE

Don't let the world miss out on your student's passions and talents! Give them a space to grow.

Specialized Programs for
Kindergarten through 12th grade

Early College High School Program

We understand that one of the biggest concerns parents have is the future cost of college. With Arlington ISD Early College High School options, students can earn an associate degree for free!

With three programs to choose from, students can graduate from high school with up to 60 college credits and some with a professional workplace certification, paid for by the Arlington ISD. They can gain a head start in college or launch right into a successful career.

Give them early access to career success in health sciences, cybersecurity, business or any number of other promising industries!

Arlington Collegiate
High School

Arlington Collegiate
High School

  • Partnership with TCC-Southeast campus gives students a college experience.

    • Located next to TCC
    • Access to TCC facilities
    • Smaller class sizes

Arlington College and Career High School

Arlington College and Career High School

  • Earn an associate degree and workforce certifications.

    • Partnership with TCC
    • Level 1 workforce certifications available
    • Training for sought-after jobs

P-Tech at
Bowie High School

Health Science

P-Tech at Bowie High School

  • School within a school opened in fall of 2021.

    • Earn an associate degree
    • Participate in traditional high school programs
    • Emphasis on health sciences with internships

P-Tech at
Lamar High School

Business and Cybersecurity

P-Tech at Lamar High School

School within a school opens in fall of 2022

  • Focus on business, cybersecurity
  • Participate in skills-based internships
  • Enjoy traditional high school activities

STEM Academies

Prepare your student to follow their curiosity and develop essential critical thinking skills. Our world-class STEM Academies provide a well-rounded education that includes literacy, fine arts and electives with a focus on STEM.

Nurture their love for STEM while giving them a competitive edge in their future career. Provide them a place to fully explore what they love by applying to a STEM Academy.

Pearcy STEM Academy
for K-6

Pearcy STEM Academy for K-6

  • Get an early start on the fastest growing career fields. 

    • STEM discipline integrated into all content 
    • STEM-certified teachers on staff 
    • Program starts in kindergarten

Arlington ISD
STEM Academy at
Martin High School

Arlington ISD
STEM Academy at
Martin High School

  • Prepare for STEM college majors and careers 

    • Take free college courses at UTA 
    • Opportunities for internships 
    • Transportation provided

Fine Arts and Dual Language Academies

Anyone who has been around a 5-year old knows how curious they are. Give them a space to nurture that curiosity with every opportunity to grow.

Explore our fine arts and dual language academies that begin in kindergarten. Students integrate fine arts and language into every element of their curriculum. And, they can stay together through high school!

Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

Corey Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

  • Elementary students learn Spanish, Mandarin, visual arts, music  

    • Dual language immersion 
    • Learn foreign language in elementary 
    • “Arts for All” instruction

Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

Jones Academy of Fine Arts and Dual Language

  • Elementary students learn Spanish, Mandarin, visual arts, music  

    • Dual language immersion 
    • Learn foreign language in elementary 
    • “Arts for All” instruction

Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy

Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy

First fine arts/dual language junior high in AISD

  • Limited spots available
  • Openings only for current fifth and sixth graders
  • Must test for language proficiency

Coming Soon

Specialized Elementary Programs

Crow Leadership Academy

Crow Leadership Academy

  • This IB Primary Years Progamme is one of only a few in the state.

    Students in this program:

    • Learn leadership and collaboration skills
    • Participate in community service projects
    • Develop meaningful connections

Wimbish World Language Academy

Wimbish World Language Academy

  • Students are fully immersed in a dual language environment in either English/Spanish or English/French.

    • Cultural awareness education
    • Bilingual speakers by 6th grade
    • Global skills for the 21st century

Your Child's Advantage Starts Here

  • Step 1

    Apply Online starting November 1

  • Step 2

    View the Acceptance Notice Dates

  • Step 3

    Once accepted, look for your Welcome Packet!

The opportunities to get ahead are here.
Don't let your student miss out.

We know your child is capable of creating an incredible future.


Give them the tools to get there by applying for an Arlington ISD Specialized Program!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The application windows opens on Monday, Nov. 1 at noon and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022.

 

You will need a working email address, the student's date of birth and student ID number. The email address should be a family email address that is checked regularly. It cannot be a student’s Arlington ISD email address assigned to them by the district. 

Students applying to elementary and high school program may rank their program choices.

Chrome is best to complete the online application.

Changes cannot be made to the application once it is submitted.

Please email specializedprograms@aisd.net for technical assistance.

 

The program that accepted the student will email program invitations directly from their program email address to the email address given on the online application. These decisions will be sent at noon on Monday, March 7, 2022. Parents and students must accept or decline the invitation by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Students living in Arlington who live more than two miles from their specialized program will be able to access transportation through a hub system. Designated campuses serve as hubs for students in nearby schools.

Admission to students who reside outside of the Arlington ISD boundaries will be offered only after all resident applicants have been placed. Applications for out-of-district siblings of current specialized program students are given weighted consideration.

Non-Arlington ISD students are required to upload the following scanned documents for each student application:

  • Report Card for Grades 1-6
  • STAAR Score for Grades 3-6

 

For general inquires, please email specialprograms@aisd.net. For specific campus questions, please call the campus directly.

Your child must turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2022.