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Student Applications Due Jan. 11 for 'Academy Programs of Plano'

January 7, 2013

This year will mark the launch of exciting new choices for Plano ISD students with the opening of the Academy Programs of Plano. Three distinct new academies will debut this fall -- Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, Plano ISD Academy High School and IB World School at Plano East. This is our student's opportunity to help complete the community partnerships that will enrich the learning environments within these unique academy programs. The application deadline is Friday, January 11.

Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy:
Collin College Partnership

Watch this video in HD about the Plano ISD Academy High School produced by the Plano ISD communications department.

The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy is an exciting choice for students interested in pursuing careers and further education in healthcare. Opportunities include college credit, technical certificates, hands-on experience and mentorship from healthcare professionals. The academy offers a rigorous academic program that prepares students for the demands of a four-year university or pre-med program and gives them the tools needed to enter the workforce after graduation. Read full story

Plano ISD Academy High School:
Texas Instruments Partnership

Watch this video in HD about the Plano ISD Academy High School produced by the Plano ISD communications department.

The project/problem-based learning community of Plano ISD Academy High School will foster a professional environment, inspire creativity and empower students to collaborate and compete in a rapidly changing world. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), student learning will focus on real-world experiences and problems with an interdisciplinary curriculum as they collaborate with others both inside and outside of school. Read full story

IB World School at Plano East:
IB Program Graduates

Watch this video in HD about the IB World School at Plano East produced by the Plano ISD communications department.

The IB World School at Plano East Senior High will build on the existing International Baccalaureate (IB) program foundation to create a fulfilling four-year experience for those motivated students interested in learning and understanding the world from different perspectives. This school-within-a-school program for ninth through twelfth grades will strengthen the experience of Plano ISD students who choose to participate in the IB Diploma program. Read full story


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