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Arlington ISD:
The Power of Public Schools

Providing Arlington ISD families with world-class education opportunities, options and community

Certified and accountable educators

Access to specialized learning options

Free career tech training and college credit

Award-winning fine arts, athletics and extracurriculars

You might be hearing a lot about vouchers and public schools from the Texas legislature. We know this issue can be confusing.

So we want to help you understand the power of public education and its essential place in helping our communities thrive.

What's at stake?

When funds are diverted from public schools, everyone loses.
Students stand to lose the most.

Diminished opportunities for students
Limited resources for basic necessities
Insufficient support for student needs
Facilities negatively
impacted
Quality teachers likely leaving the profession
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Certified teachers in all core subjects
Financial accountability with reporting requirements
Standardized testing procedures
Free career tech certification
Free transportation outside of two miles
Opportunity to earn free college credit
Special Education where EVERY student is welcomed and wanted
Has a community-elected board of trustees

The Public School Difference

Private schools absolutely have their place in society. But Arlington ISD offers educational accountability, diverse learning environments suitable for every student, and professional certification opportunities available nowhere else.

Your student deserves access to every available resource and opportunity.

Academics

Athletics

  • No fees for most programs
  • Free team uniforms
  • Team opportunities for boys and girls from 7th grade through senior year
  • Expert coaches, world-class facilities and exceptional opportunities

Fine Arts

  • Nationally acclaimed fine arts program
  • Band, drill team and choir uniforms provided at no cost to students
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • World-class facilities
    • Art Gallery
    • Dance Studio
    • Theater Space
    • Concert Hall

We believe in your student.

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We believe every student should be welcomed and resourced to thrive.

Arlington ISD embraces and supports all students, whether they're bound for college, a technical career, have special needs, or a combination of these paths. In addition to exemplary academics, we offer modern, world-class facilities, athletic opportunities for every student, and free transportation for students living within a two-mile radius.

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We believe accountability matters.

Arlington ISD parents are provided with standardized testing measures, publicly available open records, and financial accountability with reporting requirements. Private schools are not held to this same standard.

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We believe that public schools are essential for thriving communities.

Public schools are the heart of the community. Every student suffers when funds are diverted from neighborhood schools, resulting in decreased opportunities community-wide. Community partnerships are cultivated and valued at Arlington ISD, benefitting both students and the community. These are just a few of our valued community partnerships:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • UT Arlington
  • Tarrant County College
  • Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
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We believe every child has different passions and deserves the opportunity to identify and nurture them.

We know that no two students are alike. Each child has different gifts. For that reason, we offer a variety of opportunities to help them grow and thrive. From specialized programs to special education, fine arts, and athletics, your child will find what sparks their imagination and sets them up for a successful life.

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We believe teachers should be experts in their field and certified in their subjects.

Public school educators are required to be certified in core subjects. Private school teachers do not have this requirement. We believe your children deserve the best.

Because every student is unique and every student matters, Arlington ISD offers a variety of options to meet your child's needs and interests.

13 Specialized Academies
4 International Baccalaureate (IB) High Schools
35 Professional Certification programs
Dual credit opportunities available for any student
Robust Gifted and Talented opportunities
Athletics beginning in seventh grade
Fine Arts taught at every grade level
STEM beginning in Pre-K 4
An extensive variety of clubs and organizations available to join

The power of public education cannot be overstated and is essential for thriving communities.

We are so proud of these Arlington ISD graduates who exemplify what we believe in.

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Arlington ISD is proud to offer extraordinary opportunities to the students in our community.

The last thing we want is to see future generations lose access to these resources.