• Academy Programs of Plano

  • Step 1: View the Academy Programs of Plano information webinar

    A webinar was hosted on Thursday, October 26, providing a brief overview of each Plano ISD Academy Program. If you were unable to attend the virtual meeting, you can watch it here:

  • Step 2: Explore the Academy programs

    Visit each of the academy programs websites to learn more. Plano ISD offers Academy programs for elementary, high school and senior high school students. Click on the level that you need to see the Academy program options.

  • Step 3: Apply for the program wait-list that meets your interest!

    Although the fall Academy application process has closed, Plano ISD is opening a spring Academy application for students who are interested in these programs.  This will allow interested students to be placed on a wait-list. If seats become available in the desired Academy program, students will be contacted in the order that the application was received and offered an opportunity to participate for the 2024-2025 school year.  You may only indicate ONE Academy program.  Your first submission will be the Academy program for consideration.  This application will close on May 1, 2024 at 9 PM.

    Current 8th graders may complete the wait-list application for:

    • Academy High School
    • Health Sciences Academy
    • IB World School at Plano East Senior High
    • Wildcat Collegiate Academy

    Current 9th graders may complete the wait-list application for:

    • Health Sciences Academy
    • IB World School at Plano East Senior High

    Current 10th graders may complete the wait-list application for:

    • Health Sciences Academy
    • Industries Academy
    • TONI&GUY Cosmetology Program

    • Academy Programs of Plano

    • Huffman Elementary, an IB World School

      Huffman Elementary, an IB World School

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

      Kinder through fifth grade families

    • Academy High School

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      Plano ISD Academy High School

      Plano Academy High School is an innovative, project-based 9th-12th grade learning community committed to fostering a professional environment, inspiring creativity, and empowering students to collaborate and compete in a rapidly changing world. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and interdisciplinary connections, student learning will be anchored in real world experiences which rely on continuous collaboration with others both inside and outside the school. website | video 

    • Health Sciences Academy

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      Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy

      The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy offers a rigorous academic program that prepares students for the demands of a four-year university and offers career-specific training with industry certifications. Opportunities include college credit, technical certificates, hands-on experience and mentorship from healthcare professionals.  In addition, Health Science Academy students have the opportunity to participate in the PLTW Biomedical Science track.  website | video

    • IB World School at Plano East Senior High

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      Plano East Senior High School, an IB World School

      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

    • Wildcat Collegiate Academy

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      Plano ISD Wildcat Collegiate Academy

      Are you interested in getting a head start on your college degree? The Plano Wildcat Collegiate Academy is a fast-track for college-bound students. Students are simultaneously enrolled in Collin College and Plano ISD to earn both an associate degree and high school diploma in just 4 years. Collegiate Academy students save time and tuition costs!  website

    • Industries Academy

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      Industries Academy

      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

    • TONI&GUY Cosmetology Program

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      TONI&GUY Cosmetology Program

      The Plano ISD TONI&GUY Cosmetology Program is a two-year program open to incoming juniors located at the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy. Students selected by lottery will enroll in 11th grade to begin 1,000 clock hours of theory, technical instruction, and practical operations working toward the goal of earning a Texas Cosmetology License as a graduating senior. Website | video