Plano ISD Academy High School Informational Video 2019-20

Class of 2024 Plano ISD Academy High School informational video for parents and students considering applying for admission in the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Who should apply?

    Current 8th grade students who enjoy STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), making connections across content areas, and are project-oriented.  Interested learners should also embody the attributes outlined in the Learner Profile.

    Only current 8th grade students residing within PISD boundaries are eligible to apply. 

  • Mandatory attendance at an information meeting

    Academy High School will be hosting three Parent Meetings. In order to apply to Academy High School, parents/guardians of applicants must attend ONE of the parent information meetings.

    Doors will open at 5:00 PM for a self-guided tour of our campus. 

    The Parent Meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 on the third floor in the DOME.

    These information nights are scheduled for the following dates:

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019

    Monday, November  18th, 2019


    There will also be an English/Spanish meeting on Saturday, November 16th.

    Doors will open at 9:30 AM for a self-guided tour of our campus.

    The Parent Meeting will start promptly at 10:00 AM on the third floor in the DOME.

    If you did not attend an informational meeting about Academy High School, you will need to watch the above video recording of that meeting BEFORE applying.

  • Prospective Student/Parent School Tours

    We will not be providing tours of our campus to prospective learners and parents outside the self-guided tours 30 minutes prior to the start of each meetings on November 7, 16 and 18. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to see our building.

  • Middle School Visits

    Academy staff will be visiting with all Plano ISD 8th graders at their middle school campuses throughout the months of October and November to give them a broader perspective on the choices available to them at Academy High School.

  • Selection Process and Important Dates

    Applications for school year 2020-2021 will be available at 9:00 AM on November 22nd, 2019 and must be completed and submitted by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. You will receive a confirmation screen (or email) after application submission. The online application will be available here and on the PISD website as well.

    Applicants will be notified of the results of the admission process by January 10th, 2020 sometime after 3:30 PM.  Requests for early decisions cannot be honored.

    When applicants have been informed that they have been offered admission to the Academy, they will be required to submit an online Academy Commitment Letter to secure their admission by January 17th, 2020.