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.

Early College High School Programs

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, logistics, engineering 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 opened in fall of 2022

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

P-Tech at
Sam Houston High School

Logistics and Mechatronics 

P-Tech at Sam Houston High School

  • Earn up to 60 hours of free college credit
  • Focus on logistics and mechatronics pathway
  • Take classes in a traditional high school setting

P-Tech at
Seguin High School

Engineering and Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

P-Tech at Seguin High School

  • Learn about engineering and computer-aided drafting and design
  • Get a jump start on your college and career
  • Participate in traditional high school extracurricular 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
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Arlington High School and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy

Arlington High School and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy

First fine arts/dual language high school in Arlington ISD

  • Opening for the 2024-2025 school year
  • Opportunity to enhance the fine arts experience

Specialized Elementary Programs

Arlington ISD provides unique opportunities to enrich and encourage your child.

At Crow Leadership Academy, we empower your child to use their strengths, interests, and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others. Your child is guided and supported to take action in their local and global communities.

At Wimbish World Language Academy, your child will receive all the benefits of the Arlington ISD whole-child education plus the opportunity to nurture their passions and develop mastery in two languages, English and Spanish or English and French.

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

    Learn more about each specialized program offered by Arlington ISD.

  • 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

What information is needed to apply for a specialized program?

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.

How does a student apply for a specialized program?

An application must be completed for consideration to a specialized program. Families can apply for up to three specialized programs and rank them by first, second and third choice.

Are specialized programs open for out-of-district student transfers?

Yes. Residents outside of Arlington ISD boundaries will be offered admission after all Arlington ISD residents have been placed.

Can students currently enrolled in one specialized program transfer into another specialized program?

No. Since the criteria for each program differs, specialized programs are not open to internal transfers.

Specialized programs include:
  • Corey and Jones fine arts and dual language academies
  • Gunn Junior High and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy
  • Arlington High School and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy
  • Crow Leadership Academy
  • Pearcy STEM Academy
  • STEM Academy at Martin High School
  • Wimbish World Language Academy
  • Arlington Collegiate High School
  • Arlington College and Career High School
  • P-TECH programs at Bowie, Lamar, Sam Houston and Seguin high schools

What internet browser is required to submit an online application?

For Windows desktops and laptops and Android phones, Chrome is best to complete the online application. For iPhones and iPads, please use the Safari browser.

What help is available for the online application?

Please email specialprograms@aisd.net for assistance with answering the questions on the form.
Please email Information and Instructional Systems for technical assistance with the form.

Can changes be made to the online application after it is submitted?

Changes cannot be made to the application once it is submitted, so carefully confirm all information is correct before submitting.

Is it possible to apply for a specialized program after the application deadline is over?

If families miss the fall application window, they should continue to monitor the specialized programs webpage for a second application window.

How is the application process different for a student whose sibling currently attends a specialized program?

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.

When are families contacted about acceptance to a specialized program?

Invitations for specialized programs will be sent out on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., directly from specialized program campuses. Families receive one notification, either an invitation from a specialized program campus or an email explaining other opportunities if a student is not accepted into a specialized program. Families do not receive communication from each program selected on the application.

How does a student accept an invitation to a specialized program?

An invitation to a specialized program must be accepted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, to guarantee placement. Directions for how to accept the invitation are included in the invitation sent by the specialized program campus.

How do campuses fill spots that become available after the application window is closed?

Campuses use a waiting list when open spots occur in their program.

What transportation services are available?

Transportation is available for students living within Arlington ISD boundaries who are accepted into a specialized program.

What extracurricular options are available in a secondary specialized program?

At the Arlington High School and Fine Arts and Dual Language program, P-TECH campuses and the Martin STEM Academy, students can participate in extracurricular options at the assigned campus while working on the requirements of their program. Though extracurricular options are not available at the early college high schools, they do offer a variety of clubs and intramural athletic opportunities.

What if I have more questions about specialized programs?

Please email specialprograms@aisd.net with any questions.