Baird ISD offers a variety of academic, athletic, and career & technical education options to personalize and enhance your child’s education. Our mission is to provide a high-quality educational environment that is uniquely tailored to your student’s interests and meets a lofty standard for college and career-prep expectations. As a small district, Baird ISD is able to offer small class sizes and individual attention to each student. We offer mutliple degree options and a highly qualified staff. Students at Baird ISD are able to particpate in a wide range of extra-curriluar activies, including athletics, music and band, and UIL academics.
Dual Credit Program
Through our partnership with Cisco College, students at Baird High School are able to earn college credits beginning in the 9th grade. Our dual credit acadeic program is designed to allow a motivated student to complete the core curriculum prior to graduation from high school, and some of our graduates have earned an associates degree by the end of their senior year. Parents pay no tuition costs for students enrolled in our dual credit program. See our College Credit page for details on these and other programs.
Career and Technology
We offer mutliple courses of study in career and technolgy programs, including a dual-credit welding program taught by American Welding Society (AWS) certified instructors, and Baird ISD the only high school in the area offering our students the opportunity to earn an AWS Certified Welder credential prior to grraduation from high school. See our Career and Technology page for more details. The District is also currently constructing a new $3 million welding academy that will open in the Fall of 2022.
Baird ISD accepts transfer requests from out-of-district students on a continuous basis for students from pre-Kindergarten to grade 12. Transfer students are held to the same high standards achievement, leadership, and respect as all of our students.
Transportation to Baird ISD is generally provided by the student’s parent, but could be provided by the District depending on the specific circumstances.
To become a Bear, complete a transfer application and contact the appropriate principal,. For students in grades 6 – 12, contact the high school principal, Dr. Joshua Smith, at email@example.com or 325-854-1400, extension 301. For students in grades PK – 5, contact the elementary principal, Michael Waggoner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-854-1400, extension 309, for more information.