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  • Incoming ninth grade students who desire to attend one of the Plano ISD high school academies and live within the Plano ISD boundaries are invited to complete an application online. Information meetings for parents and students are scheduled November through December 2019.

    Important Application Dates

    • November 22, 2019 (applications open)
    • December 18, 2019 (applications close)
    • January 10, 2020 after 3:30 p.m. (notice of selection)
    • January 17, 2020 by 9:00 p.m. (commitment from student)
  • Health Sciences Academy: Meeting Dates

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    Parent and Student Information Meeting Dates

    • November 12, 2019Tuesday |6:00 p.m. | Williams High School Auditorium 
    • November 13, 2019, Wednesday | 6:00 p.m. | Williams High School Auditorium 
    • December 3, 2019, Tuesday | 6:00 p.m. | Williams High School Cafeteria

    Williams High School is located at 1717 17th Street, Plano, Texas 75074

    Incoming ninth grade students who desire to attend the Health Sciences Academy and live within the Plano ISD boundaries are invited to complete an application online.

    Important Application Dates

    • November 22, 2019 (applications open)
    • December 18, 2019 (applications close)
    • January 10, 2020 (notice of selection)
    • January 17, 2020 (commitment from student)

    More information: www.pisd.edu/hsa or contact kim.chandler@pisd.edu

    The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy includes a unique partnership with Collin College and is housed at Williams High School for 9th and 10th grade and Plano East Senior High School for 11th and 12th grade.

    Students in the Health Sciences Academy have the opportunity to earn college credits as well as pursue workforce certifications that may include Certified Nurse’s Aide, Patient Care Technician, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Emergency Medical Technician.

    Plano ISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) offers additional courses in Theory/Clinical, Pharmacology, World Health Research and Biomedical Science. Students in this program work with state-of-the-art equipment and are connected to our local medical community through guest speakers, field trips and clinical placements in skill-based classes.

    Health Sciences Academy students are prepared to enter the health care field upon graduation and may also have college credit hours to enable them to advance in a college or university.

  • IB World School: Meeting Dates

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    Parent and Student Information Meeting Dates

    • November 5, 2019, Tuesday | 7:00 p.m.  Plano East Senior High Theatre
    • November 18, 2019, Monday | 7:00 p.m. Plano East Senior High Theatre
    • November 21, 2019, Thursday |7:00 p.m. Plano East Senior High Theatre

    Plano East Senior High School is located at 3000 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano, TX 75074.

    Incoming ninth grade students who desire to attend the IB World School at Plano East Senior High and live within the Plano ISD boundaries are invited to complete an application online.

    Important Application Dates

    • November 22, 2019 (applications open)
    • December 18, 2019 (applications close)
    • January 10, 2020 (notice of selection)
    • January 17, 2020 (commitment from student)

    More information: www.pisd.edu/ib or contact karen.stanton@pisd.edu

    The IB World School at Plano East is a challenging, pre-university course of study that encourages students to be knowledgeable and inquiring – but also caring and compassionate. Through the International Baccalaureate program, students are encouraged to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness and attitudes necessary to enable students to respect and evaluate multiple points of view. This demanding program requires concurrent study of a comprehensive range of academic areas which effectively prepares students for university entrance in the United States or abroad.

    The locally established International Honor program prepares 9th and 10th grade students for the expectations of the 11th and 12th grade IB Diploma Program. In the 11th and 12th grade, students enroll in courses in six academic areas, participate in creative/active/service learning, write an extended essay in a subject of their choosing and experience the Theory of Learning course in which they examine the “ways of knowing.”

    The IB Diploma Program aspires to develop students who have the ability to navigate, engage and meaningfully contribute to local, national and international communities while also providing students the opportunity to earn college credit for their studies.

  • Plano ISD Academy High School: Meeting Dates

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    Parent and Student Information Meeting Dates

    • November 7, 2019, Thursday | 5:30 p.m. | Plano ISD Academy High School
    • November 16, 2019, Saturday | 10:00 a.m. | Plano ISD Academy High School
    • November 18, 2019, Monday | 5:30 p.m. | Plano ISD Academy High School

    The Plano ISD Academy High School is located at 1701 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075. Spanish translation is available at the November 16 meeting. Self-guided tours will take place 30 minutes prior to each meeting time.

    Incoming ninth grade students who desire to attend the Plano ISD Academy High School and live within the Plano ISD boundaries are invited to complete an application online.

    Important Application Dates

    • November 22, 2019 (applications open)
    • December 18, 2019 (applications close)
    • January 10, 2020 (notice of selection)
    • January 17, 2020 (commitment from student)

    More information is available at www.pisd.edu/academy or contact pam.conner@pisd.edu.

    Located at 1701 Alma Road, Plano ISD Academy High School (AHS) is the home of the Titans. AHS is an innovative, project based learning (PBL) community for 9th-12th grade students. Learners at Academy High School work in teams and solve challenges based on STEAM-science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

    Academically challenging courses are integrated in authentic, ever-changing ways, based on each new phase of a project. These demanding PBL experiences are anchored in real-world issues that connect learners to professionals in our community and beyond.

    Teams of learners generate solutions by making prototypes in the fabrication lab, researching and creating presentations on digital devices, and refining project work in the maker’s space. These creative solutions are presented to outside audiences who provide feedback. Additionally, 11th and 12th grade learners have the opportunity to earn dual credit, complete an internship, and a senior capstone project.

    Academy High School strives to inspire creativity and empower students to thrive and compete in a rapidly changing world.

Academy Programs of Plano Informational Videos

  • Huffman IB PYP Logo Text

    Huffman Elementary International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities. website

  • IB World School Title

    The IB World School at Plano East Senior High creates a fulfilling four-year experience for students interested in understanding the world from different perspectives. This school-within-a-school program strengthens the experience of students who choose to participate in the IB Diploma program. website | video 

  • Academy High School Logo    Academy High School Title

    The project/problem-based learning community of Plano ISD Academy High School emphasizes science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Learning focuses on real-world experiences and problems with an interdisciplinary curriculum as students collaborate with others both inside and outside of school. website | video

  • Health Sciences Academy Logo    Health Sciences Academy Title

    The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy offers a rigorous academic program that prepares students for the demands of a four-year university or pre-med program. Opportunities include college credit, technical certificates, hands-on experience and mentorship from healthcare professionals. website | video