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      • Grades 9 – 12 | Traditional (with Programs of Choice)

        Grand Prairie High School is the legacy high school in Grand Prairie with a rich history of academic achievement, college-readiness, school spirit, strong alumni support and one of only about 140 schools, nationwide, to earn AVID National Demonstration status. Students get the traditional high school experience along with many college and career choices.

        How to know Grand Prairie High School is right for your child:

        1. Your child does not want to choose between participating in UIL sports, fine arts or CTE. At GPHS, students don’t have to choose, they can do it all.
        2. You want your child to have a well-rounded education with programs of choice and the traditional high school experience, complete with school spirit, pride and alumni support.
        3. Making sure your child is college and career-ready is a priority.

        Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:

        • Students can get a jump-start on their post-secondary education, including dual-credit.
        • Pathways offered include: AVID, ECHS, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Firefighting Academy, Construction Technology, Education and Leadership Preparatory, Sports Medicine and Nursing Academy.
        • Students learn how to give back to their community by partnering with the city of Grand Prairie for various events throughout the year.
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      Career & Technical Education

      • Programs of Choice

        For more information about each pathway, visit the CTE website here.

        Real Estate

        Video Game Design

        Education & Leadership Preparatory Academy

        Preparing for a career in education, students develop professional life skills and participate in field experiences through Grand Prairie ISD. Students will earn 30 or more hours of college credit through the University of Texas at Arlington which may be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree and will be prepared to take the TExES EC-6th teacher certification exam. After graduation, students who continue the program will be offered a Teacher Aide position in GPISD and will receive a pending contract to become a teacher upon completion of degree and certification.

        Family and Community Services – Social Work

        Family and Computer Services introduces students to knowledge and skills related to social services, including child and human development and consumer sciences.  CTE students will learn (as well as practice) how to manage social and community services or family and consumer sciences.  CTE students may follow career paths in social work.



        The firefighter pathway will introduce students to firefighter safety and development. Students will also become acquainted with rules and regulations regarding fire protection, proper incident reporting and records, and proper use of personal protective equipment.

        Marketing and Sales

        Marketing and Sales is the development of strategies which target distinct customers. Marketing and Sales analysts are responsible for researching and developing marketing opportunities, planning and implementing new sales plans. CTE sudents will learn various other ways to promote the company’s products and services. This program of study contains two areas of focus: Real Estate or Social Media Marketing.

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      Early College High School

      • Early College High School

        The Grand Prairie Early College High School (ECHS) is an innovative high school that provide students with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma while earning up to 60 college credit hours and an Associate of Science Degree from Dallas College. We are a small high school designed to offer students a personalized and supportive college-preparatory instructional environment, as well as a combined high school and college curriculum. Whatever your academic or career goals, the dual credit courses can help you to launch a successful future.  All college textbooks, tuition, and transportation to and from Dallas College are free to students and parents.

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      • The Nursing Academy The Nursing Academy

        The Nursing Academy of the Grand Prairie Early College is a 5-year program.  Students interested in becoming nurses should apply for this innovative and fast-tracked program.  Students enter the Nursing Academy in the 9th grade and graduate from high school with an Associate of Science Degree.  Nursing students begin taking nursing pre-requisites at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Fall of their senior year and transition to full time enrollment after their high school graduation. With one year remaining, students graduate from University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.  All college textbooks, tuition, and transportation as well as nursing supplies and equipment are free to students and parents.

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      Curriculum Offerings

      • Curriculum Offerings

        Advanced Academics

        At GPHS, students have the opportunity to take rigorous coursework and to potentially earn college credit while still in high school.  The following options are available for students:

        Advanced Placement (AP)

        GPHS offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English, social studies, mathematics, science, foreign language, music theory, and art.  Students are given the opportunity to show mastery in these college-level courses by taking the Advanced Placement examination in May of each year. 

        Dual Credit

        Dual credit allows a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently. We partner with Northlake Community College to offer dual credit to our students.

        UT OnRamps

        GPHS offers courses through UT Austin’s OnRamps Program which allows students to earn UT college credit within a high school classroom. The following courses are offered via UT OnRamps.

        • English Rhetoric
        • College Algebra
        • PreCalculus
        • Geosciences (Earth and Space)
        • Chemistry I
        • Chemistry II
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      Extracurricular Opportunities

      • Extracurricular Opportunities

        Clubs & Organizations

        GPHS has various student clubs and organizations to help develop character, leadership, and school pride.

        Career and Technical Organizations (CTSO)

        • Skills USA
        • DECA           
        • Legal Studies CTSO
        • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
        • Police Explorer/Criminal Justice Club  
        • Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)
        • Go4News
        • GPHS Photo

        Additional Clubs & Organizations

        • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)           
        • African American Student Organization (AASO)
        • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
        • JROTC
        • Girls Who Code        
        • Yearbook           
        • Academic Decathlon   
        • Class Officers       
        • Student Council       
        • Kindness Crew       
        • Future Ready Club    
        • Student Athletic Training
        • UIL Academics         
        • National Honor Society
        • Cheerleading       
        • GEEPETTES Drill Team


        The Athletics program serves as a functioning part of the school and offers a variety of participation opportunities to represent GPHS.  Participation in athletics assists in helping students develop positive relationships, increase academic success, and build good citizenship qualities.

        Sports Offered at GPHS:

        • Football
        • Volleyball
        • Basketball
        • Cross Country
        • Tennis
        • Wrestling
        • Soccer
        • Golf
        • Swimming/Diving
        • Softball
        • Baseball
        • Special Olympics
        • Track and Field

        Fine Arts

        GPHS ensures students’ artistic success through creation, engagement and performance that promotes maximum student achievement. The various programs within the Fine Arts Department offered at GPHS includes:

        • Drawing
        • Painting
        • Ceramics
        • Art 2D
        • Art 3D
        • Band
        • Dance
        • Mariachi
        • Ballet Folklorico
        • Orchestra
        • Theatre Arts
        • Choir
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      • I am zoned to attend GP but I want to be in one of the programs of choice. Do I still have to apply?

      • I really want to apply for ECHS. Will I still be able to play sports or be involved in other extracurricular activities?

      • Can I still take college classes even if I am not in ECHS?