GPISD Collegiate Institute
401 E. Grand Prairie Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Mission: Our mission is to give students in grades 6-12 access to courses in advanced academics, dual credit, CTE (Career and Technical Education), and Advanced Placement with the intent that students will complete high school with significant college credits. The credits will be earned from a local 2-year community college partner and give the student the option of transferring earned credits to a 4-year university partner.
About Our School: The GPISD Collegiate Institute opens fall 2013 with students in grades 6-8. All students within the GPISD attendance boundary are eligible to attend GPCI. The school will enroll 50 students per grade level and plan to add one high school grade level each year through 12th grade. Full high school enrollment should be complete by the year 2017.
Academic Focus: The GPISD Collegiate Institute campus will incorporate an Engineering and Medical Science focused program of study, with aspects of leadership, 21st Century and Blended Learning throughout the core instruction. GPCI will be a feeder high school for all district elementary programs/schools of choice and include elements of the GPISD schools of choice within the daily instruction. Students will be assigned a college advisor who will help the student manage and maintain their academic progress through the end of their high school career. Student advisors will assist students with test preparation, management of high school and college credits, scholarships and financial aid, and career planning.
Grades 6-8: Students in grades 6-8 will take traditional middle school courses that will focus on Pre-AP strategies. These classes will include more rigorous instruction and curriculum while offering students opportunities to earn high school credit. Middle school students will also take elective courses in career and college exploration, AVID Support, leadership, and Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment preparation. The GPISD Collegiate Institute will also offer summer enrichment and bridge courses in addition to online and blended learning coursework.
Grades 9-12: Students in grades 9-12 will be expected to perform in a rigorous instructional environment as they will be required to take multiple dual credit and Advanced Placement courses. Students will choose courses that best meet their college or career aspirations but must complete high school courses that are designed to meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement as well as earn the student college credit. In addition, students will take CTE courses, AVID support courses, SAT and ACT preparation courses, participate in guidance lessons with advisor support, participate in test preparation, have opportunities for partnering with community service organizations, and have opportunities for summer enrichment.