Bridges General Information & Admissions Criteria

Bridges Accelerated Learning Center is an alternative academic school that provides an opportunity for "at-risk" students to complete the required coursework for high school graduation. Bridges serves students in the 9th-12th grade. Priority acceptance is given to juniors, seniors, and those over age and under credit. 

Mission Statement

Bridges Accelerated Learning Center believes in the potential of each student to succeed. Our mission is to provide opportunities and support for each student to reach educational, personal, and occupational goals.

Goal: To provide students with every opportunity to graduate from high school!

Students will acquire the skills to: 

  • Become more responsible for their learning
  • Attain a high school diploma
  • Become productive citizens
  • Become life-long learners
  • Accelerate graduation

The Belief

At Bridges Accelerated Learning Center, the belief is that there is potential within each student to succeed. Bridges provides opportunities and support for each student to reach educational, personal, and occupational goals. Bridges is an academic school with an alternative structure allowing students to complete the required coursework for graduation. Students must be enrolled in GCISD and are selected to come to Bridges through application and interview. Some examples of students who may be appropriate for Bridges includes: 

  • students who have lost credit due to non-attendance issues, 
  • Significant illness over extended time
  • Pregnancy or teen parenting
  • Students who require an alternate learning environment
  • Students who have had a significant interruption of their education.

Additional information may be obtained: at 817-251-5474 




Student admission requirements are determined by Texas state law, the Texas Education Agency, and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Before enrolling, review the following admission requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in Bridges. Admittance into Bridges is based on current enrollment capacity.

Admissions Criteria

Student must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a GCISD school (Collegiate Academy, Colleyville Heritage High School, or Grapevine High School)
  • Provide evidence of self-sufficiency and motivation
  • Applicants must independently complete a Canvas course to schedule an interview

    Minimal adult supervision is needed to be successful

  • Student is able to complete course work without significant modification
  • Student is determined to improve attendance and discipline 
  • Currently in the ninth through twelfth grades


Student must meet at least one of the following requirements: 

  • A year or more deficient in credits
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Social/economic factors

Application Process

Applications are available online at the Bridges website. All applicants will receive an email to complete a Canvas Orientation course. Upon completing the Canvas course, the applicant will receive an email to schedule an interview with the principal and counselor. Four intakes are planned throughout the school year (approximately every nine weeks). Students are encouraged to communicate with their home campus counselor for guidance about the Bridges application process. 


Upon acceptance into Bridges, the teacher, advisor, and counselor will develop an Individualized Instruction Plan for the student.


Credit will be given upon satisfactory completion of a course. All courses are based upon district and state requirements of the TEKS and are designed to be completed within six weeks.