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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
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Interior Design
  • Manufacturing (Wood and Metal)
  • Marketing
  • Medical
  • Robotics
  • Transportation
Specific CTE offerings

CTE application required for some courses

Middle Years Programme (MYP) - New for 2021-22

MYP is a concept-driven framework for learning for 9th and 10th grades. MYP focuses on developing critical thinkers through inquiry, interdisciplinary learning and relevant global connections embedded in classroom instruction. Students will be enrolled in:

  • Design
  • Individuals and Societies
    (social studies/history)
  • Language Acquisition
    (foreign language)
  • Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

Athletics teams

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

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Band/Color Guard
  • 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)

  • Holistic approach to learning that emphasizes independent, higher-order thinking, intercultural understanding, and engagement in a global society.
  • Rigorous curriculum provides students with an in-depth 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. Students in Austin Academy's magnet program have automatic continuation to IB.

Learn more about the International Baccalaureate magnet.

Early College High School (ECHS) - New for 2021-22

  • Earn up to 60 college hours or an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree.
  • Cohort groups foster accelerated learning and provide support to develop academic and social skills necessary for college completion in a "school within a school" environment.
  • Degree offered through Dallas College Richland Campus.

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 with a pre-engineering concentration
  • Degree offered through Dallas CollegeRichland College
  • Industry partners: Epiroc, Gary Castro Manufacturing, Label Solutions

No testing or grading requirements necessary.

Learn more about the P-TECH and ECHS magnet.