Education

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce supports quality education opportunities for Frisco. A well educated workforce is essential to maintaining the successful business climate.

Educational Opportunities exist through many forms including the Frisco ISD and many other educational institutions (from preschool to Institutions of higher learning) who have chosen to become members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. To find out more about our Chamber Members, please visit our searchable Business Directory.

Three school districts serve residents living within Frisco city limits: Frisco ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Prosper ISD.

Higher education classes are also available to Frisco residents. In addition, there are many other private educational opportunities for all age levels. Click on the related links for more information.

TEACHING OUR CHILDREN
Many people are choosing to plant roots in the Frisco area. With one-third of Frisco’s population under the age of 18 years old, it is easy to see why educational endeavors are important to the residents. There are several local award-winning child daycare facilities and private schools available to prepare young children to take the next steps in their education.

The Frisco Independent School District (FISD) is one of the fastest growing districts in the state of Texas and the nation. The Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) and Prosper Independent School District (PISD) are also part of Frisco’s educational environment.

Higher education is also second to none in Frisco. Collin College provides smart ways to learn: guaranteed Texas core classes, continuing education, and workforce development. In addition, many of DFW’s educational institutions have satellite campuses in Frisco to serve the growing population.

FRISCO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Frisco Independent School District (FISD) remains at the top of the fastest growing school districts in the state and nation, increasing enrollment by 10-30 percent annually during the past 12 years. Within the 75 square miles of Frisco ISD, more than 5,000 employees serve students living in both Collin and Denton Counties. The district encompasses a majority of Frisco, as well as parts of Plano, Little Elm, and McKinney. The district is approximately 50 percent built out.

As the school district grows in size, so does its commitment to excellence and its focus on providing the best learning opportunities for students. We are dedicated to continually improving individual student achievement; test scores are well above the state and national averages. Approximately 90 percent of the graduating seniors plan to continue their education in some way after high school. The award-winning FISD Career and Technical Education Center draws visitors from throughout the state and nation, with international guests requesting tours, as well. Families and community members actively support our schools as evidenced by the PTA membership that is 16,000 strong.

Managing growth is a responsibility FISD also takes seriously. In 1998, FISD had seven schools. Since then, FISD has added 45 new schools, opening two-to-six campuses annually. This past fall, Frisco ISD relocated its administrative offices to its new building at 5515 Ohio Drive, centralizing many departments and services to better serve parents and students. Centennial High School received a new addition to accommodate up to 2,100 more students. The district is currently constructing three new elementary schools and one new middle school, all scheduled to open in 2012. The district operating budget is $293.5 million and certified taxable values are $15.8 billion. The average home value is $260,158. The district has bond monies to meet the needs of up to 52,000 students.

The FISD Board of Trustees and the community are committed to small, personal learning environments; our mission is as follows: By providing a unique learning environment that maximizes student opportunity and invests in meaningful relationships, the mission of the Frisco Independent School District is to partner with parents and community in developing caring citizens equipped to continue learning and pursue their aspirations.

ADDITIONAL AREA INSTITUTIONS
LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (LCA)
Founded in 1999, Legacy Christian Academy is the premiere preschool-12th grade private school located on a beautiful 32-acre campus in Frisco, Texas. At Legacy, we train students to do much more than be academically prepared for college; central to our mission is developing leaders to impact their culture and community for Christ through academics, athletics, and arts. At Legacy, we love our students and their families without exception, we are Christ-centered without apology, and we challenge students to be academically excellent without excuse.

LEWISVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (LISD)
The Lewisville School District (LISD) prides itself on its long-standing tradition of educational excellence. With 26 campuses rated “Exemplary” and 21 rated “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency, families move into LISD because of our commitment to student success. Serving more than 51,000 students and encompassing 127-square miles, LISD has experienced rapid growth in the past 15 years and is projected to serve more than 60,000 in the next 10 years. However, LISD continually strives to provide a “hometown” atmosphere.

PROSPER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (PISD)
Prosper Independent School District continues to be one of the most sought after school districts in the state of Texas due to our ongoing commitment to academic excellence, a highly dedicated and exceptionally trained staff and a forward thinking school board. Encompassing 57.75 square-miles, Prosper ISD serves the Town of Prosper and parts McKinney, Frisco, Celina and unincorporated areas of Denton County.

FRISCO AREA COLLEGES / SATELLITE LOCATIONS
AMBERTON UNIVERSITY
Amberton University is a non-profit, nondenominational Christian institution. Since 1971, Amberton has emphasized quality, practicality, flexibility, affordability and convenience. Amberton is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and offers upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses that are based on real-world application.
For more information, please contact: 3880 Parkwood Blvd., Bldg. 7 • Frisco, Texas 75034 • p: 972-279-6511

COLLIN COLLEGE-PRESTON RIDGE
Collin College is a premier academic institution offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. Special partnerships allow students admission to both Collin College and many neighboring universities. Award-winning faculty range from U.S. Professors of the Year and Minnie Stevens Piper Professors to Fulbright Scholars. In addition, the college is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.
For more information, please contact: 9700 Wade Blvd. • Frisco 75035 • p: 972-377-1550

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY NORTH
Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. DBU North in Plano offers working adults flexible options to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
For more information, please contact: 2805 N. Dallas Pkwy. • Suite 450 • Plano 75093 • p: 214-333-5777

SMU-IN-PLANO
SMU-in-Plano is conveniently located at Hwy 121 and Dallas North Tollway. Our campus has close to 200,000 square feet of classroom space, which is available for corporate rental. In addition to graduate degree programs and certificate programs, the campus offers several noncredit courses through continuing education and summer youth programs. The campus also provides important outreach services to the surrounding Collin County communities.
For information, please contact: 5236 Tennyson Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75024 • p: 972-473-3416

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS
The Frisco Learning Center for the University of Dallas, a Catholic university based in Irving, offers continuing education courses in various certification areas for working professionals, as well as classrooms available for rent for corporate and association events and meetings. A convenient option for Collin County residents, the College of Business also offers online courses in their MBA, Master of Science and graduate certificate programs. We develop virtues to prepare students for life, work and to become leaders in their community.
For more information, please contact: 7460 Warren Pkwy., Ste. 100 • Frisco, Texas 75034 • p: 972-265-5700

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at ARLINGTON
UT Arlington is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving those around us in more than 180 disciplines. With a growing number of campus residents, UT Arlington has become a first-choice university for students seeking a vibrant college experience.
For more information, please contact: 6170 Research Rd., Ste. 107 • Frisco, Texas 75034 • p: 972-987-1490

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at DALLAS
Earn Your MBA From Anywhere! Global Leadership Executive MBA (GLEMBA) allows you to balance your career/life commitments. Work on your degree anytime, anyplace. Complete classes just like you already do at work – in virtual teams tackling contemporary issues. Limited time required on Dallas-area campus. Taught by globally-recognized faculty at the accredited, nationally-ranked Naveen Jindahl School of Management.
For more information, please contact: 800 W. Campbell Rd., SM 12 • Richardson, Texas 75080 • p: 972-883-2373