ASPIRE Student Success

GCISD's ASPIRE Academy students enjoy success, not only in the classroom, but in many activities outside of their traditional academics. Click the below buttons to view some of the major competitions that GCISD ASPIRE students have competed in.

Class of 2022 High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians

 Jennifer Yan GHS Valedictorian
 GHS Valedictorian Jennifer Yan 
 Aurora Tong GHS Salutatorian
 GHS Salutatorian Aurora Tong
 Cindey Xiao CHHS Valedictorian
CHHS Valedictorian Cindy Xiao

Class of 2022 College Destinations:

ASPIRE students were accepted into 62 colleges and universities, and have enrolled in the following: Abilene Christian University, Brigham Young University, Brown University, CalTech, Harvard University (2 students), Iowa State University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Tarrant County College, Texas A&M University (4 students), Texas Christian University (TCU) (2 students), Trinity University, UT at Arlington (2 students), UT at Austin (12 students), UT at Dallas, UT at Tyler, and Washington University in St. Louis 
 ACU  Brown University  BYU  CalTech
Harvard  Iowa State Princeton University
tarrant county
Texas A&M  TCU  Trinity University  UT Arlington

UT Austin 
 UT Dallas  UT Tyler  Washington University SL

STEM Achievements by ASPIRE Students:

Hyperloop and Rocket Engineering Laboratories Intern at UT Austin 
Solid State Physics Research Intern at Texas Christian University
Bell Helicopters Competition
NASA Texas High School Aerospace Scholars 
U.S. Chemistry Olympiad: Nationals
American Mathematics Contest 10: Nationals
American Invitational Mathematics Examination: Nationals
State Chess Tournament
UIL Number Sense: State
UIL Mathematics: State
Remotely Operated Vehicle(ROV) NASA Competition: State
Texas Science & Engineering Fair
Aerospace Club
USA Computing Olympiad 
Solar Car Team

Arts & Humanities Achievements by ASPIRE Students:

Oral Interpretation National Competition
Scholastic Art & Writing: Nationals and Regionals
Dallas Summer Musicals High School Theatre Awards for Student Choreography
Betty Lynn Buckley Awards: Best Musical Nominations
UIL Lincoln Douglas Debate: State
UIL Literary Criticism: State
UIL Ready Writing: State
UIL One Act Play: Regionals
UIL Informative Extemporaneous Speaking: State
UIL All-Region Band 

Athletics Achievements by ASPIRE Students:

ADTS American Dance Team Competition: Nationals 
Indoor Archery Competition : Nationals
Cheerleading: State
UIL Soccer Team: State 
UIL Track: Regionals
Varsity and club sports
Dance teams

Entrepreneurship Achievements by ASPIRE Students:

YOLO Masks founder
TedTalk translator
YouTube content creators
Web designer

Volunteerism Achievements by ASPIRE Students:

National Honor Societies
Eagle Scout
Hope Squad
Best Buddies
President’s Volunteer Service Awards 
Congressional Awards
Professional development presentations for teachers