• Academy Programs of Plano

    Application and Selection Timelines

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    Academy High School, Health Sciences Academy, and the IB World School at Plano East 

    • Applications open: November 19, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Applications close: January 7, 2022 closing at 9 p.m.
    • Notice of selection: January 11, 2022 (students will be notified via email. Requests for early decisions cannot be honored).
    • Student acceptance deadline: January 17, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. (When applicants have been informed that they have been offered admission, they will be required to submit an online commitment letter to secure their admission).

    Industries Academy at the Collin College 

    • Applications open: November 19, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Applications close: January 28, 2022 closing at 9 p.m.
    • Notice of selection: February 1, 2022 (note this will begin at 4 p.m. Students will be notified via email. Requests for early decisions cannot be honored).
    • Student acceptance deadline: February 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (When applicants have been informed that they have been offered admission, they will be required to submit an online commitment letter to secure their admission).

    IB World School at Huffman Elementary

    • Registration will take place from January 5-29, with a lottery to be held on February 1 for available spots.
    • Parents will be notified of their lottery status by February 4.
    • Visit their website at www.pisd.edu/huffmanpyp

    Virtual Academy

    • Applications open: January 5, 2022 beginning at 8 a.m.
    • Applications close: January 29, 2022 at 5 p.m.
    • Visit their website at www.pisd.edu/virtual 

  • General Overview of Academies at High Schools and Senior High Schools

    To provide families an overview of all of the academies offered at the high school and senior high school levels, a general information meeting was held on October 28, 2021.


  • 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 

  • 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

  • Collin College & Plano ISD Industries Academy Combined Logo

    Plano ISD, in partnership with Collin College, offers a variety of workforce dual credit instruction focusing on high-demand and high-wage career fields.  This two-year program begins junior year of high school and continues through senior year of high school, providing students with career-specific training and industry certifications. website | video

  • 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 | video

  • Plano ISD Virtual Academy logo

    The Plano ISD Virtual Academy is a public, tuition-free school for students in grades K through 6. The fully remote option will provide an opportunity for students who thrive in the online environment to learn virtually. Website