The goal of Van Alstyne ISD is to be PREMIER. As a premier school district, we want our students and staff to be Prepared while making learning Relevant. We also look for ways to keep our students Engaged and Motivated through Innovative strategies to meet all student's needs. We take pride in our ability to be Encouraging while fostering positive Relationships.
Van Alstyne ISD continually looks for ways to improve the education for all students, and is rated an "A" district by the Texas Education Agency. Students in Van Alstyne score significantly higher than the state average on most STAAR exams, as well as on the SAT and ACT exams. Van Alstyne students also excel in extra-curricular events, including: band, athletics, choir, theater, audio/ visual, Ag, UIL, culinary arts, and robotics. Students are also able to become active in leadership or service organizations such as PALS, Ready Set Teach, National Honor Society, and FCA.
Van Alstyne students have the ability to choose between AP courses or dual credit courses, and can currently acquire 32 college credits from courses offered by college professors on campus during the school day. In partnership with Grayson County College, students are also able to acquire career certifications in welding, cosmetology, HVAC and OSHA. Van Alstyne High School also has a dual credit culinary certification program offered in their culinary kitchen.
Van Alstyne ISD places the utmost importance on the health and safety of our students. Each of our campuses is staffed with a full time counselor and a full-time nurse to assist with our students' needs. We also employ a School Resource Officer, and work closely with the Van Alstyne Police Department.