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Plano success stories

Discover what this Texas district is doing to give students more choices when it comes to their education, as well as see how offering advanced academic courses and programs has resulted in greater post-secondary readiness.

Class of 2012 Post-Secondary Readiness
More Plano ISD students took college entrance exams in 2011-2012 than in the previous year, and their scores topped those of their counterparts across the state and nation. The reason for this success may lie in the district’s advanced academic courses and programs.

Academy Programs of Plano
In the 2013-2014 school year, Plano ISD will begin to offer its ninth- and tenth-graders the choice of enrolling in three distinct student choice programs: the Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, IB World School at Plano East Senior High School and Plano ISD Academy High School. Find out what these programs will mean for Plano students’ academic paths.

Health Sciences Academy: Collin College Partnership
For students interested in pursuing careers and further education in health care, the academy offers a rigorous academic program that will prepare them for the demands of a four-year university or pre-med program and give them the tools needed to enter the workforce after graduation.

Academy High School: Texas Instruments Partnership
What happens when a project/problem-based learning community gets a boost from corporations? Students are empowered to collaborate and compete in a rapidly changing world, as shown in this science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics school’s partnership with Texas Instruments.

Data Dashboard
See how Plano ISD stacks up against its neighboring districts when it comes to student assessment and achievement, college and career readiness, per-pupil spending and more.