Programs of Choice

      Programs of Choice

      • Grand Prairie ISD has two comprehensive High School campuses, one Career High School and two schools of choice offering several hands on, real world CTE classes.  GPISD has 7 Middle Schools that introduce students to several career opportunities.  GPISD offers a wide variety of Career Pathways for all student interests.  High school students are able to work towards industry recognized certifications upon graduation in their chosen pathway.  

        Click on the Career Pathway links on this page for more information about that pathway.

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      Auto Collision

      • Auto Collision Repair

        Auto Collision Technology at Dubiski Career High School is a program that prepares individuals to learn the knowledge & skills needed to repair the body of a vehicles. The students will carry out a range of repairs from minor dents to complete rebuilds.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Dubiski Career High School

        Careers in this Pathway

        • Automotive Collision Technician
        • Auto Collision Refinishing Technology Insurance Auto Adjustor
        • Structural Repair Technician Service Advisor
        • Collision Center Manager Autobody Painter

        Auto Collision Repair Powerpoint Presentation

        Auto Collision Repair 4-Year-Plan

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      Aviation/Aerospace

      • Aviation Technology The GPISD Aviation Technology program at Dubiski Career High School and Young Women’s Leadership Academy, is a first of its kind comprehensive and ambitious program that prepares students for a career in the aerospace industry. Partnerships with aerospace companies provide internships, program support and hands-on learning opportunities. Flight simulation and drone operation is explored in this program.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Dubiski Career High School
        • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

        Careers in this Pathway

        • Air Traffic Controller
        • Aerospace Engineer
        • Aerospace Program Manager
        • US Air Force
        • Aviation Mechanic
        • Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisor
        • Airfield Operations Specialists
        • Pilot
        • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Operator

        Aviation Technology 4-Year-Plan

        Aviation Powerpoint Presentation

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      Business Marketing

      • Business/Marketing Students in the Business/Marketing Pathway at Young Women’s Leadership Academy will explore a rigorous liberal arts foundation coupled with real-world curriculum and hands-on instruction as well as internship opportunities in the fashion, business, marketing, and advertising industry where students will be able to practice their skills and network for future careers. Students learn and practice design techniques using a variety of media and technology. Presentation skills learned through our program help students prepare for and be competitive in a multitude of careers.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

        Careers in this Pathway

        • Social Media Manager
        • Fashion
        • Marketing Executive
        • Advertising Manager
        • Public Relations Manager
        • Marketing Executive

        Business/Marketing Powerpoint Presentation

        Business/Marketing 4-Year-Plan

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      Computer Science/Cybersecurity

      • Computer Science/Cybersecurity GPISD is proud to announce the addition of the Computer Science/Cybersecurity CTE Pathway for the 2020-2021 school year. These programs will be offered at South Grand Prairie High School part of the new, Lone Star STEM Academy. As part of the program, courses such as: Principles of Information Technology, Fundamentals of Computer Science/Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science Principles and Computer Science 1 will be aligned to the curriculum and coherent sequence.

        Enrollment in these courses will provide new opportunities for students in a partially immersed STEM experience, that focuses on collaboration and development of employability skills in a 21st century workforce that is rapidly growing here in Texas. Students enrolled in these programs will also be able to obtain their Language credits in Programming instead of the more traditional options such as Spanish, French, and American Sign Language.

        Students pursuing a more rigorous path will be able to work toward an Associate’s Degree or Professional Certification through our partnerships with universities from across the region.

        This Program is Available at:

        • South Grand Prairie High School

        Computer Science/Cybersecurity Powerpoint Presentation

        Computer Science/Cybersecurity 4-Year-Plan

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      Education and Leadership Preparatory

      • Education and Leadership Preparatory The Education & Leadership Pathway prepares students for a career in Education. Students develop professional life skills and participate in field experiences through the University of Texas at Arlington and various intern experiences through Grand Prairie ISD. GPISD Education & Leadership Preparatory Academy offers students 30 or more hours of college credit through the University of Texas at Arlington. These dual-credit hours may be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree and students will be prepared in college to take the TExES EC-6th certification exams. Upon earning college degree and teacher certification, students will be eligible to teach in ESL and Bilingual shortage areas in the state of Texas. This program is offered at Young Women’s Leadership Academy, South Grand Prairie High School & Grand Prairie High School.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Young Women’s Leadership Academy
        • South Grand Prairie High School
        • Grand Prairie High School

        Careers in this Pathway

        • Teacher
        • Educational Aide
        • Instructional Specialist
        • Counselor
        • Administrator

        Education and Leadership Powerpoint Presentation

        Education and Leadership 4-Year-Plan

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      Firefighting

      • Firefighting

        The Firefighting Pathway at Grand Prairie High School introduces students to firefighter safety and development. Students will analyze and understand Texas Commission on Fire Protection rules and regulations, proper incident reporting and records, proper use of personal protective equipment, and the principles of fire safety. In addition, students will learn and use procedures for use of fire extinguishers, ladder, fire hose, and water supply apparatus.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Grand Prairie High School

        Careers in this Pathway

        • Fire Fighter
        • Emergency Medical Technician

        Firefighting 4-Year-Plan

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      Real Estate

      • Grand Prairie High School will now offer students a new choice option with a program in Marketing & Sales- Real Estate or Social Media Marketing. This is a new program providing students exciting opportunities to learn foundational principles related to real estate, sales versus leasing, social media marketing, and more.  All of this is being provided to increase student awareness and understanding of the various professional opportunities within the real estate industry and the direct correlation(s) between marketing campaigns and sales. This new and engaging pathway is available starting next school year.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Grand Prairie High School

        Real Estate 4-year plan

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      Social Media Marketing

      • 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.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Grand Prairie High School

        Social Media Marketing 4-year plan.

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      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. This pathway is available at Grand Prairie High School.

        This Program is Available at:

        • Grand Prairie High School

        Social Work 4-year plan.

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      Travel, Tourism and Attractions

      • Travel, Tourism and AttractionsTravel, Tourism and Attractions focuses on the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food/beverage services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel-related services. CTE students will acquire knowledge and skills related to communication, time management, and customer service that meet industry standards.

        This Program is Available at:

        • South Grand Prairie High School

        Travel, Tourism and Attractions 4-Year-Plan

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      Video Game Design

      • South Grand Prairie High School will now offer students a new choice option with a program in Design and Multi Media Arts- Animation or Video Game Design. This is a new program providing students exciting opportunities to become experts in developing video games, animated productions, graphic media and more. This new and engaging pathway to build industry ready professionals is available starting next year.

        This Program is Available at:

        • South Grand Prairie High School
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