Specialty School Applications Open

Specialty School Applications Open for Fall 2016 Enrollment
Specialty Schools

January 14, 2016 – Amarillo ISD offers a variety of specialty schools and programs for students and families to consider when thinking ahead to the next school year. With application deadlines fast approaching, you are encouraged to review these programs and discover how they could suit the academic needs of your child.

For more information about each school and any open houses or orientations they will host, please visit their campus website.

Carver Early Childhood Academy
Carver Early Childhood Academy is a satellite campus of Carver Elementary Academy serving students in pre-kindergarten through first grade. Students attend classes in piano, Spanish, art, dance and vocal music on a rotating basis. Application forms are available at Carver ECA, 1800 N. Travis, or online. Applications are accepted throughout the year, with the lottery conducted after spring break.


Carver Elementary Academy
The magnet school theme “A World of Experiences” provides second through fifth grade students the opportunity to receive specialized instruction in piano, vocal music, physical education, art, environmental science and Spanish. Application forms are available at Carver Academy, 1905 NW 12th.

Houston Middle School
Houston Middle School proudly offers the district’s middle level magnet program. Science, technology, and math are key components of Houston’s magnet program. Students will apply math and science skills to increase their knowledge of technology, and can continue to the high school level programs at AACAL. Application forms are available at Houston Middle School, 815 S. Independence, or online.

Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2016 and are due by April 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ltwtJhE9cotMoFZrr8IjPrmBKpleQbyYvwHtJZiny-U/viewform?c=0&w=1

The Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning is an extension of the home high school campus and works in conjunction with all area high schools. AACAL offers five programs of study to students: automotive technology, computer graphic design, engineering, health science, and animal science. There is no application process to attend AACAL, but any interested student should complete and return the “AACAL Enrollment Form” to their counselor.


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