The Prairie Dog
Things On My Mind Tuesday, May 08, 2012 By Nakadia Hackworth, Editor -N- Chief
Sometimes I often hear, "What so great about coming to Grand Prairie High?" "Why shouldn't I leave the district and go someplace else". Well, I think that the district has figured out the answers to these questions. Grand Prairie Independent School District (GPISD) will be bringing academies and programs to the district. With this, GPISD will be adding some new educational opportunities for students in the district. As well the students will have the "Power of Choice" in picking what school they would like to attend. This is a great idea and I give kudos to the district for making the decision to have academies and allowing students to choose where they want to go. What better way to get students drawn into school than to make academies specializing in the things that they love. People just may want to stay in the district ad not want to leave till they graduate. I think that this will give this district an opportunity to be able to be very successful and be at the top. I believe that the academies will attract students from outside of Grand Prairie to want to come to the schools. The Schools of Choice include Dubiski Career High School, Garner Fine Arts Academy, Bonham Early Education Center, Crockett 5th Grade Center, and Crosswinds High School. The Programs of Choice include the Center for Law and Public Safety at Grand Prairie High School and tuition-based Pre-K. Programs coming soon include The Fine Arts Academy at Regan Middle School, The Fine Arts Academy at Grand Prairie High School, and The South Grand Prairie High School Center for Sports Medicine. Preferred Programs of Choice in the District include Culinary Arts, Engineering, Automotive, and Cosmetology. I am most sure that all of these Academies and programs will be successful. I also think that more kids in the district will really want to get more involved into things and make them happy and be eager to want to come to school. The academies will make a positive impact for everyone and surely for the school. This will be pretty awesome for the district, and just might help dropout rates or even change someone's perspective on school and their life in general. I do not think that GPISD will ever have to worry about regretting their decision to have the academies be put into place. Not only that , students in the district that are more into other things besides sports can be able to have that specialty experience at the school rather than going someone else for it.