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More Choices

Texas public schools are the best choice because students have so many more options for learning and pursuing their interests and talents:

  • More course options

    The variety of offerings in public schools has grown to an impressive array, designed to open new doors that can lead to lifelong studies.

  • More pathways to graduation

    Students get to choose among endorsements in STEM, business and industry, public services, arts and humanities, and multidisciplinary studies.

  • More extracurricular activities

    Whether students pursue art or debate or music or sports or service opportunities, public schools are a gold mine of possibilities.

  • Magnet schools, early-college high schools, and more

    Check out your local school district to find a listing of all of the great choices available to the students in your community.

Perhaps the best-kept secret about Texas public schools is the extensive choices available to today’s students. Take a closer look at your local school district’s course catalog. You’ll be surprised by all of the options:

  • Classes in geocaching, primatology, and documentary filmmaking are just a few courses available in the enrichment program of O. Henry Middle School in Austin ISD.

  • Career and technical education programs range from agriculture to architecture in Fort Worth ISD.

  • Robotics design, civil engineering, advanced biotechnology, and aerospace engineering are just a sample of specialized programs in specific Leander ISD high schools.
  • Many districts offer magnet schools, which focus on specific areas of study. You can find magnet schools in Texas specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); health careers; performing arts; international law and humanities; and communications, to name a few.
  • High schools are offering dual credit, and some districts have early-college high schools where students can have two years of college credit when they finish high school.