Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute
About Our School
Grades 6 – 12 | Choice (In-District Charter)
Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute is a premiere school of choice that focuses on accelerated instruction with pre-advanced placement, advanced placement, and dual credit courses to prepare students for post-secondary education. We are a designated Texas-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics campus that promotes engineering, aerospace, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) curriculum.
Our goal is to give scholars in grades 6-12 access to courses in advanced academics, dual credit, CTE (Career and Technical Education), and Advanced Placement with the intent that they will complete high school with significant college credits. The college credits earned are through an accredited college partner: two-year community college and/or four-year university.
How to know Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute is right for your child:
- Your child enjoys science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Your child thrives in small educational settings in a flipped learning environment.
- Your child enjoys and engages in problem solving and utilizing the design process to learn.
Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:
- Project-based learning with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- Advanced placement and dual-credit instruction that simulates the collegiate experience
- Unique internships that provide hands-on opportunities in STEM fields
Career & Technical Education
Career & Technical Education Pathways (high school)
Every student at GPCI is enrolled in a CTE pathway. These pathways determine student’s electives and also offer opportunities for internships and competition organizations. All GPCI students take overview courses as 6th and 7th graders where they are exposed to all three pathways in order to make an informed decision about which pathway to choose their 8th grade year. Beginning in the 8th grade, middle school students begin taking high school level courses in the pathways. By taking these courses earlier than most other schools, students open space in their schedules in the upper grades to take advanced practicum and internship classes.
All three GPCI pathways engage students with industry professionals. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable networking contacts as well as work with industry professionals. More information about 4-year plans and potential careers can be found on the CTE website.
GPCI CTE Pathways
GPCI offers classes in various levels including Advanced, Gifted and Talented, and AP/Dual Credit. Middle school students can begin taking classes for high school credit beginning in the 7th grade. By taking these courses earlier than most students, our students create room in their schedules in high school to take advanced and college level courses. Required Texas courses like art, government, and economics are also offered as college level courses allowing students to satisfy their high school graduation requirements and gain college credit.
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