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

    There will be no guided tours of our campus. 

    The Parent Meeting dates and times: TBA

    There will also be an English/Spanish meeting: TBA

    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. We encourage you to take advantage of the photos and videos posted on our website to see our building.

  • Middle School Visits

    Academy staff will not be visiting with all Plano ISD 8th graders at their middle school campuses. In order to give them a broader perspective on the choices available to them at Academy High School, a video presentation will be made available to all 8th graders by their middle school campus.

  • Selection Process and Important Dates

    Applications for school year 2021-2022 will be available at 9:00 AM on November 20th, 2020 and must be completed and submitted by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. 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 8th, 2021 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 15th, 2021.