Signature programs

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVAPA) Magnet

The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Garland High School provides students with a semi-professional and early collegiate education and experience in their chosen disciplines. Students graduating with an AVAPA Diploma will have successfully completed course work and performance requirements that will prepare them for success beyond high school whether it be university or employment.  Explore AVAPA.

Achievement Academy

With a grant from the Texas High School Project (THSP), GHS initiated the Achievement Academy with the ultimate goal of making all GHS students College Ready, Career Ready, Life Ready! The Texas High School Project is dedicated to all Texas students graduating high school ready for college and career success and prepared to be contributing members of the community.  Explore Achievement Academy.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet

The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous course of study designed to meet the needs of highly motivated secondary students and to promote international understanding.  The effectiveness of the IB program is due not only to the depth of the individual courses, but also to the comprehensive nature of the program.  Explore IB.