If you are new to Plano or just have younger kids it’s a good idea to learn a little bit more about Plano schools.
Plano Schools are structured a little differently from other surrounding school districts so it’s a good idea to know more about them before your kids start. More recently, they have opened the PISD Academy High School which is another great Senior High School option.
They also have a great App you can download as a Parent or a Student with handy links to everything you’ll need.
Plano has a number of options that you might not know about for preschool-aged children.
Elementary: Once your child turns 5 (on or before September 1) they are ready to start Kindergarten and one of the local PISD elementary schools. These schools will be for grades Kindergarten- 5th grade.
Middle: PISD Middle school serves grades 6-8th.
PISD High School: This is for grades 9-10th only.
Senior High: Senior High Schools in PISD serve grades 11-12. Plano has 4, including Plano Academy.
PISD Academy Programs: In the last few years, Plano has incorporated some academy high schools for some qualifying students. Right now there are 3 academy programs at different locations across Plano including the PISD Academy High School.
Special Programs: Special programs serve students that are referred by an intervention team from their home school, that need some special behavioral training and assistance. For older students, they help with at-risk students that are in danger of dropping out or students that need some accelerated instruction.
Curious when school starts or when breaks are to help plan family trips? View the PISD Calendar.
Are you already in PISD schools but wanting to transfer? Read all about how to make a transfer.
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