Grand Prairie ISD Advanced Academics Program is committed to ensuring that our highest ability learners are challenged to meet their potential by providing appropriate curriculum and equitable learning opportunities that meet their social and emotional needs, interests, and areas of strength, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religious, age, sexual orientation, class, and disability disparities.
Advanced Courses and Programs of Study
According to The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Dual credit allows a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently. Academic dual credit in Grand Prairie ISD may be awarded through various partnering institution of higher learning, while our Career and Technology dual credit is awarded through DCCCD. For more details about what is dual credit visit the Texas Education Agency Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions.
Dual Credit Partners Include:
- University of Texas at Arlington
- The University of North Texas at Dallas
- Mountain View College
- North Lake College
- University of Texas (OnRamps) | OnRamps FAQ | OnRamps Brochure
Our dual credit programs allow a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently. The dual credit video, presentation slides, and handbook below are designed to guide and inform you as you navigate the dual credit enrollment process.
Dual Credit Handbook and Applications
Starting College in High School (Spanish)
Dual Credit Courses in GPISD
GPISD Dual Credit Courses Articulated with University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
Early College High School
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that provide students that are traditionally underserved or least likely to attend college with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up 60 college credit hours. GPISD has teamed up with Dallas College to offer two Early College High Schools; Grand Prairie Early College High School and South Grand Prairie Early College High School.
Early College High School will:
- Create a means to higher education for first-generation college-going students
- Provide dual credit at no cost to students
- Increase college attendance and success rates for all students
- offer rigorous instruction and accelerated courses
- provide academic and social support services to help students succeed
- increase college readiness, and
- reduce barriers to college access
GPISD has teamed up with Dallas College to offer two Early College High Schools: