School spirit & history

Past, present, future

What is now Garland Alternative Education Center, began its service to GISD in 1995 as an evening program located at Garland High School. The program began with five full-time teachers and when enrollment provided the necessity, full-time substitute teachers were brought on board. In 1996 the evening program moved to Warren Elementary School and became Warren Alternative Education Center.

In the summer of 2003, the Alternative Education program moved to its new location in order to provide a full day of education to all students. Our new all day student program provided the opportunity for the growth of our teaching staff, support staff, and a full service cafeteria. Students now attend eight classes a day including all required core classes and electives. Daily advisory classes are mandatory for all students and cover such topics as trust, good choices, classroom etiquette, social skills, gangs, drugs and violence.

Our staff is looking forward to supporting our students with their educational career as we put education into a different perspective. Our small student to teacher ratio allows us to give our students individualized support that leads to higher grades and a positive attitude as students acquire ownership over their education. Explore our website and get to know us.

School colors

Blue, red and gold

School mascot