graphicThe mission of Lancaster Independent School District is to produce students who are equipped to realize their full potential and self worth. With a dedicated staff and faculty, learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. The integration of technology and learning along with outstanding athletic, academic, and service organizations, help our students grow, think, and become whole.

Known throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex as a leader in instructional excellence, Lancaster Independent School District attracts many outstanding faculty members to its ranks. The highly educated faculty comes from diverse and long-term commitments to teaching.

Through programs that build self-esteem, promote understanding of cultural diversity, and encourage maximum involvement by parents/guardians and community, our students learn equally through community and campus involvement.

The Lancaster Independent School District operates nine campuses - a high school, a junior high school, an intermediate school, five elementary schools, and an alternative school. Additionally, there is the Parent Teacher Resource Center, an extensive computer lab, athletic facilities, and a transportation and maintenance complex.

As a 4A school district, accredited by The Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, LISD students have the opportunity to participate in many UIL sanctioned events which have earned regional or state honors.

Students are challenged through many types of extracurricular activities, including the National Honor Society, Journalism, Merit Scholar Pathway Program, Bescommunity service honors upon graduation. This honor is bestowed only to those who commit over 130 hours to helping others.

The students in the Lancaster Independent School District begin learning computer-based strategies in elementary grades. At the junior high and high school levels, these same students are exposed to computerized self-paced instruction. High school students are required to take computer courses for graduation and are encouraged to pursue the use of technology as a research tool or acommunity service honors upon graduation. This honor is bestowed only to those who commit over 130 hours to helping others.

graphicThe students in the Lancaster Independent School District begin learning computer-based strategies in elementary grades. At the junior high and high school levels, these same students are exposed to computerized self-paced instruction. High school students are required to take computer courses for graduation and are encouraged to pursue the use of technology as a research tool or a supplement to regular coursework. College credits are earned for taking advanced courses in technology. Additionally, students participating in the Advanced Placement examinations earn credit for college following testing. Many colleges actively recruit students who have followed an advanced path.

Younger students enjoy participating in the Merit Scholar Pathway Program that prepares them for challenging academic programs in high school. Students enrolled in the concurrent courses while in high school actually earn college credit. The credits easily transfer to most colleges and universities.

For students choosing a graduation route that includes a career path, they participate in "earn while they learn" programs through cooperative work experiences with area employers. These programs give students the opportunity to understand the world of work from a first-hand perspective.

Private Schools

Lancaster has several private schools available, including Berne Academy, Cedar Valley Christian Academy and Victory Christian Academy. Each offers a varied selection of private educational options from preschool through twelfth grade, generally providing specialized or religious environments for students.

Higher Education

Lancaster’s higher education needs are served by several public and private institutions. Four colleges are located in the area that students can attend day or night to get the education they need. Providing accessible, accredited, affordable, quality education along with technology and job skills training, Cedar Valley College, located at our northern city limits, is a center of lifelong learning. The University of North Texas Systems Center, offers junior and senior level courses in nine programs. Northwood University located in Cedar Hill, offers four-year and graduate degrees in business-related fields. Mountain View College is another option located just minutes from Lancaster.

Residents also enjoy easy access to other metroplex centers of higher learning throughout Dallas County.

 

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