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Ratings and reports

Given the impact of COVID-19, all districts and schools received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for their 2020 accountability ratings. Labels and data shown below reflect prior year(s) accountability outcomes.

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TEA Report Card: Report

Federal Report Card: Report

Performance Objective: Report

Garland High School (GHS)

Offerings available to all Owls

Student support

College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR)

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Available areas of study
  • Agriculture
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Culinary
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Interior Design
  • Manufacturing (Wood and Metal)
  • Marketing
  • Medical
  • Robotics
  • Teaching
  • Transportation
Specific CTE offerings

CTE application required for some courses

Athletics teams

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Tryouts required for some activities

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Band
  • Cheer
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drill Team
  • Film
  • Guitar
  • Mariachi
  • Orchestra
  • Piano
  • Step Team
  • Theatre/Tech Theatre
  • Visual Arts
Tryouts required for some activities

Magnet programs

Our magnet programs provide specialized instruction in particular areas of interest. (Magnet application required. Learn more about GISD magnet programs and the application process.)

Students can apply for just one program or both AVAPA and IB. 

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVAPA)

  • Choral Music Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Instrumental Music Studies: Band, Guitar, Orchestra or Piano
  • Theatre Studies: Performance or Technical
  • Visual Arts Studies

In addition to the application, students must interview and either audition or present a portfolio. Students must also meet attendance and discipline requirements.

Learn more about the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts magnet.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Internationally based standards of achievement
  • Earn college credit through a well-rounded, rigorous academic course of study
  • Curriculum is designed to provide a broad liberal arts experience with a focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. Students participate in an in-depth exploration of the study of human behavior and the process of educational inquiry.

Students must be at the 85th percentile in math or reading and meet grading, attendance and discipline requirements.

Learn more about the International Baccalaureate magnet.

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)

  • Associate of Applied Science in electrical engineering
  • Associate of Applied Science in manufacturing
  • Associate of Science in engineering
  • Richland College and industry partnerships

No testing or grading requirements necessary. Additional application materials will be required within the magnet application.

Learn more about the P-TECH magnet.