Your student deserves exclusive
opportunities for advancement.
Arlington ISD Specialized Programs:
Providing a unique education to match your child's passions
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!
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.
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!
Specialized Elementary Programs
Your Child's Advantage Starts Here
Apply this fall (application dates coming soon!)
View the Acceptance Notice Dates
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 window will be posted on the Arlington ISD website under Specialized Programs.
The application requires the student's date of birth, student ID number and a working email address. This 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.
The online application allows students to rank each program in order of interest. Students do not have to include every program in their ranking.
Chrome is best to complete the online application.
Changes cannot be made to the application once it is submitted.
Please email Information and Instructional Systems for technical assistance.
Students receive an email invitation directly from each campus that accepts them into a program.
Campuses use a waiting list when open spots occur in their program.
Transportation is available for students living within Arlington ISD boundaries who are accepted into a specialized program.
At P-TECH campuses and the Martin Stem Academy, students can participate in all extracurricular options. The early college high schools offer a variety of clubs and intramural athletic opportunities.
Students are encouraged to apply for any programs of interest. Siblings are given weighted consideration during the scoring process, but there is no guarantee of acceptance to the program.