Garland High School takes great pride in its Visual and Performing Arts Department. The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Garland High School offers advanced classes in Visual and Performing Arts, such as Band, Choir, Film, Guitar, Music Theory, Orchestra, Piano, Theatre and Visual Arts.

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Garland High School is also home to the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts magnet. Students in the Academy are able to hone their artistic skills through rigorous and accelerated coursework as well as interacting with local and global artists in their fields.

For more information on the AVAPA program, see our informational presentation.

Clear Bag Policy

To help ensure a safe and respectful environment for guests, Garland ISD has put into effect a Clear Bag Policy for all GISD middle and high school basketball games.

GISD will be extending the clear bag policy to all middle and high school athletics and VAPA events beginning January 24, 2020.  

Learn more on our Clear Bag Policy page.

Be a senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen VIP pass page for more details.