Cardwell Career Preparatory Center

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  • Ready for a change?

    Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center serves students who are seeking an non-traditional schooling environment through the following programs: APEX, House, STAR, and CEHI. To learn more about each program click here.



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  • 2016-2017 Graduation

    The 2016 -2017 high school graduation will be at the Potter's House on June 2nd and 3rd, 2017.  

    Click on the button for Senior Information.   Senior Information page






    Friday, June 2nd

    2:00 pm


    Friday, June 2nd

    8:00 pm


    Saturday, June 3rd

    9:00 am

    Irving High

    Saturday, June 3rd

    3:00 pm

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    Cardwell Awards

    • Seniors         May 5th @ Senior Breakfast

    • Freshman     May 17th

    • Sophomore   May 18th

    • Junior            May 19th

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  • Growing Food, Cultivating Community


    Science Club Community Service Students in the biology club (host-Mrs. M. Martinez) presented 10 families with self-sustaining garden planters as part of a community outreach project. The students wrote a letter requesting funds from Cardwell Principal Deeadra Brown then created the bucket gardens. The bucket gardens were designed for apartment patios and should be producing vegetables by late summer. 


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  • Irving ISD Announces Winners for iCreate Next Generation Showcase Superintendent's Shining Star Award 

    iCreate Next Generation Showcase Superintendent’s Shining Star Award These students created an anti-bullying video for Cardwell Career Prep to promote the safe environment found at Cardwell Prep and were awarded the iCreate Next Generation Showcase Superintendent's Shining Star Award. This project was one of six entries selected as winners from over 1,200 submissions!
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  • Cardwell A School of Choice: The Re-branding Video

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Irving ISD Points of Pride

  • icon Irving ISD was named the 2015 National Advanced Placement (AP) District of the Year for expanding student access to AP courses and improving AP Exam performance.


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  • icon In 2015, Irving ISD high school students earned more than 2,220 career certifications through the district’s signature studies program and campus2career initiative.

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    More than 2,000 mentors volunteer in the district. Half joined in the fall of 2014 through the Triple M program which focuses on modern, meaningful mentoring.

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  • icon $22.5 million in scholarships were award to students in 2015. 137 scholars were awarded scholarships through The Irving Schools Foundation.

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  • icon IISD Partners in Education program has more than 200 active alliances with businesses and other organizations and more than 1,500 volunteers.

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  • icon Irving ISD is home to the largest Net-zero middle school, Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, in the nation.

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