Amarillo ISD: A Choice District
School Choice has become a political buzz word, but for Amarillo ISD students, choice is not new or trendy. It is the expectation we already deliver.
In Amarillo ISD, #WeAreChoice. For every student, there is opportunity to discover where they best fit in. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all approach to education. Our scholars have diverse options available at every level.
As a choice district with a flexible enrollment policy, our students have the opportunity to choose the campus that best meets their needs, even if it’s not their neighborhood school. Students also design their own specialized educational path from elementary through high school with instruction from our team of 100 percent highly qualified teachers. Exceptional opportunities available from our 5th grade string orchestra to dozens of career and technical programs of study enrich students as 21st century scholars every step of the way.
Now is the time to support AISD and public education. Unlike any time before, our students and their families have boundless opportunity and endless choice, empowering them to find their best fit from the right campus to the right class. At a time when discussion about school choice—and where taxpayer dollars should go—are the focus of state and national legislation, we want you to know Amarillo ISD offers the luxury of a personalized education combined with the accountability of public schools.
What Parents are Saying:
"It is an honor to attend AISD. I know several people who are out of district who don't necessarily have the opportunities AISD has with such amazing programs. It's limitless." Alicia Elizondo, Parent of Five AISD Students
Click here to read more about Alicia's family and their choice to take advantage of AISD's Open Transfer Policy
"We chose Carver Academy because of the different opportunities she'd be able to have, such as the music class, piano, art and Spanish. We wanted her at a young age to have some of those opportunities we would otherwise have to pay for at private school." Lanitra Barringer, Elementary Parent
"Once we looked at the options available, we kept coming back to AACAL. It's a great fit academically and it's just neat. It got us excited about a neat approach to the courses our daughter needs anyway." Shyla Buckner, High School Parent
"We are blessed with two very bright, highly-motivated boys, so we wanted them to be in the place that was the most academically challenge and we heard great things about the advanced placement program at Tascosa High School. We had a chance to meet the staff and faculty and we never second guessed our decision." Stacy Tormey, High School Parent
What Students Are Saying:
"I chose American Sign Language to fulfill my foreign language requirements. It's a unique foreign language and we need more people who can sign." Autumn Stevenson, Amarillo High Student
"I've always loved music and I wanted to try something new. I thought it would be really fun." Mercedes Dicun, 5th Grade Orchestra Student at Coronado Elementary School
"I chose culinary arts because I wanted to learn more about the different cultures and cuisines of cooking. There are a lot of other activities to do, but this is something that will help me throughout life." Justice Ochoa, Caprock High School Culinary Arts Student
7200 Interstate 40 West
Amarillo, Texas 79106
AMARILLO ISD ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.
THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED .1 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.98.
(The $1.189 tax rate adopted by the Board is the same as last year’s tax rate.)
It is the policy of the Amarillo Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability or national origin.
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