• Interest & Timeline

    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 are eligible. AHS does not enroll students after freshman year. 

    Information Meetings for the High School Academy Programs 

    Beginning in November, each academy will host follow-up information nights with more details and application deadlines about their respective programs. Students should attend the information meetings with their parents/guardians. 


    The 2023 Interest Form will be available on:

    • Open: December 5th, 2022 at 9:00 AM
    • Close: January 20th, 2023 at 9:00 PM Extended



    Student placement is based on a lottery.

    • Notice of placement: students will be notified via email.
    • The commitment form must be signed in order to secure placement.

    Learn more about the Plano ISD Academies.