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With student and staff safety as our top concern, GISD has decided to close all schools and offices on Friday, February 3, 2023, due to continued unsafe road conditions. See the Weather Procedures page for more details.

The International Baccalaureate World School (IB) Program at Garland High School is a holistic approach to learning that emphasizes independent, higher-order thinking, intercultural understanding, and engagement in a global society. The rigorous curriculum provides students with an in-depth study of human behavior and the process of educational inquiry. It also cultivates an international mindset that allows students to understand issues from multiple perspectives. Students learn ingenuity, self-assurance, and receive post-secondary opportunities no other program can provide.

Previous IB students are enrolled in several Texas colleges/universities as well as prestigious universities such as Harvard, Penn, Georgetown, MIT, Rice, the Naval and Air Force Academies, NYU Tisch School of Performing Arts, Cal-Tech, Berkeley, Purdue, and Princeton. Garland High School's IB students lead the district in the number of National Merit Semi-Finalists/Finalists and are awarded millions of dollars in scholarships each year.


  • students may apply if entering grades 9-11
  • 85th percentile in at least one achievement area (reading or math )
  • grade average of 85+ in honors or Pre Ap ELA and math classes
  • passing grades in core subjects
  • Pass STAAR/EOC

How to apply

For application details and other application dates visit