Blanton Elementary School
Empowering Lifelong Learners
- Blanton Elementary School
LaGrone Academy opening 2021-22 school year; Interest form now available
The Denton Independent School District announced the establishment of the LaGrone Academy, a high school of choice, that would sharpen the district’s focus on college and career readiness.
The academy, housed at the LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex, would serve juniors and seniors who desire flexible scheduling and the opportunity to finish CTE certifications without the burden of traveling to one of the district’s four comprehensive high schools for other courses.
“This is an exciting opportunity to offer enriched instruction for our learners full-time and expand the course offerings to benefit students who already know what their next step in life may be,” said Marcus Bourland, principal of LaGrone Academy.
Interested upperclassmen should complete the online interest form by clicking here to join the first 350 students to be enrolled for the next school year.
Learners would experience smaller class sizes, more direct access to mentor/educators, and the ability to specialize in hyper-focused academics.
Academy learners will engage in special projects that foster collaboration and innovation. Community outreach and internships will become a key part of coursework.
Learners at the LaGrone Academy will work across content areas on campus-wide projects such as the school’s recent success with the “Bus Stop Bistro” Food Truck. The project, completed in 2019, utilized all areas to plan, fabricate and operate a converted school bus into a food truck that serves meals throughout the community. The project was built by students and is operated by students.
Parents and students who are interested in enrollment for the 2021-22 school year should plan to attend one of the informational meetings hosted from March 16-22.
Each meeting will be virtual and is accessible by clicking on the following links:
- Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 17 at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m.
- La sesión en Espanol: Thursday, March 18 at 6 p.m.
- Monday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
Questions regarding LaGrone Academy may be directed to Marcus Bourland at firstname.lastname@example.org.