Lakeview Centennial High School

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Lakeview Centennial High School
"It is a great day to be alive, and a great day to be a Patriot"[citation needed]
3505 Hayman Drive
Garland, Texas, Dallas County, 75043-1920
United States
Coordinates 32°51′22″N 96°34′36″W / 32.85624°N 96.576760°W / 32.85624; -96.576760Coordinates: 32°51′22″N 96°34′36″W / 32.85624°N 96.576760°W / 32.85624; -96.576760
School type Public high school
Established 1976
School district Garland Independent School District
Superintendent Bob Morrison, Ed.D.[1]
Principal Angel Rivera[2]
Assistant principals Maresa Bailey[2]
Dwight Lofton
Linda Jones
Cruz Saenz
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2469 (2011)
Language English
Color(s)           Royal Blue & Goldenrod [3]
Athletics UIL 5A
Mascot Patriot[3]

Lakeview Centennial High School is a public secondary school located in Garland, Texas (USA). Lakeview Centennial High School enrolls students in grades 912 and is a part of the Garland Independent School District.

In 2011, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]


Lakeview Centennial High School opened its doors to more than 1,100 students in August 1976. The two-story structure, a comprehensive high school including college preparatory courses as well as industrial-vocational education, was designed through the combined efforts of students, teachers and administrative personnel assisting the architectural firm of Wright-Rick and Associates. Special features include a planetarium for use by all students in the Garland Independent School District.

Lakeview Centennial High School is now a College and Career Magnet which began in 2001-2002 to students in grades 9-12. Students may apply for one or more of the unique programs - Dual Enrollment, Law and Criminal Justice, and Television Production and Broadcasting, and a Classical Center approach in Advanced Latin, piano, and dance.

The school's name derives from two sources: "Lakeview" from its location near Lake Ray Hubbard and "Centennial" as it opened during the American bicentennial year of 1976. The American Revolution theme carries over to the school mascot Patriot Pete and the drill team name, the Yankee Doodle Sweethearts.[5]

The 2009-2010 boys' basketball team reached the state tournament, the first Garland ISD high school team to do so, and finished as runner-up. They repeated as runner-up in 2010-2011.

College and Career Magnet[edit]

The College and Career Magnet program at Lakeview Centennial High School is designed to prepare motivated students for entrance into college and for advancement in their chosen careers. Students will participate in academic and real-world endeavors allowing them to grow in knowledge and critical thinking skills.

Students may apply for one or more of the unique programs – Law and Criminal Justice, and Television Production and Broadcasting, and a Classical Center approach in Advanced Latin, piano, and dance. Each program offers a specialized curriculum with qualified instructors. Each program provides students a variety of experiences beginning with the 9th grade.

Collegiate Academy[edit]

The LCHS College and Career Magnet Collegiate Academy works in conjunction with the Dallas Community College District to provide qualified applicants a unique academic experience. The program is designed to satisfy credit requirements for high school graduation while the student also earns an Associate of Science degree (63 hours) from DCCCD. Through this opportunity only offered at Lakeview Centennial High School, the Academy features a college curriculum in the structure of the high school environment, which allows students to continue to participate in extracurricular activities while they achieve dual diplomas.

Law and Criminal Justice[edit]

This program will provide an avenue for students to become involved in the community, gain direct experience in their field of interest, and develop a greater sense of the legal system (both criminal and civil).

The Pre-Law Strand is for students who are interested in careers as lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, court reporters, bailiffs, court clerks and coordinators or other positions associated with a court. The course of study for the pre-law strand is:

Crime in America / Technical Introduction to Criminal Justice Introduction to Law Business Law Courts and Criminal Procedure Mock Trial AP Government (focused on law) Law Internship (the opportunity to work for a local law firm) The Protective Services Strand is for students who are interested in careers in law enforcement (federal, state or local level), special services (such as the CIA), forensics (medical examiner, crime scene investigators) and corrections (correctional officer, probation officer, prison or jail warden).

Television Production[edit]

The Television Production Magnet is housed in the same facility as GRS-TV, and is designed to be a hands-on working laboratory for the student. The facility has a fully equipped production studio, a quality control room where students work in a real-world studio environment.

Students also work with a full range of field equipment, including field cameras, lighting and audio gear. Post-production facilities range from a basic editing classroom outfitted with Final Cut Express workstations, to full non-linear edit suites equipped with the latest version of Final Cut Pro Studio.


This elective course provides college-bound students the additional training in writing, study skills, note-taking, and critical analysis which are needed to be successful in rigorous academic studies. AVID students are required to be enrolled in at least one Pre-AP, AP, or Dual Enrollment course. College visits, tutors, and assistance are also a part of the program.

Future Teacher Internship[edit]

Students in this program will plan and direct individualized and group activities, prepare instructional materials, assist with record keeping, make physical arrangements, and complete other responsibilities of a classroom teacher. Students will be involved in observations and direct student instruction. Students will experience a full range of education-related career roles, grade levels, subject areas, and ability groups.

Business and Marketing[edit]

Business and Marketing

Lakeview’s College of Business is designed to engage students with interests in business, marketing, and finance. The College of Business combines the strength of education with practical business experience and leadership opportunities. The goal of the School of Business is to empower the students to become competent, productive citizens in a diverse global marketplace, promoting and supporting academic excellence. Specialized course work will prepare students for career success immediately after they graduate high school. Incentives to this program are the number of certificates students can earn as they move through the program’s fields of study. Many of the graduates of the School of Business go on to earn college degrees, and that means an average lifetime earnings twice that of a high school graduate. There are four strands of study: Finance, Marketing, Information Technology and General Business.

Students may select from the sequence of courses listed below which are recommended for grades 9-12. The CCM courses are unique to Lakeview Centennial High School. Dual Credit (DC) and Tech Prep courses are also available for some courses (see the Online Course Guide.) The students will have the opportunity to get involved with the following organizations: Business Professional of America (BPA) or Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

Classical Center[edit]

Advanced Latin

Allows students to study original passages from Roman authors and prepare for AP in Latin. Students may elect to take the Virgil or Catullus Horace Exam or both for 6–18 hours of college credit.


Students may participate in beginning to intermediate ballet and jazz. Advanced dance includes modern dance and tap dance, and finally performance dance which requires an audition. Emphasis is placed on choreography, production, performance, and dance related careers.

Piano Lab

Students will be instructed in both group and individual settings. Piano technique and theory is available from the beginner level to advanced. No previous experience is required.


Students will participate in competitive meets on either the Varsity or JV teams. Students meet off campus and transportation is provided. Gymnastics is offered from the beginner to advanced levels.

Dual Credit[edit]

Dual credit may be viewed as a form of concurrent enrollment. It provides the opportunity for high school students to take college courses that count toward the high school graduation requirements. These courses may be taken at the high school or on a college campus during regular school hours. Classes are taught by a high school teacher with appropriate credentials or by a college faculty member. Successful completion of the college level course can earn a student high school credit as well as college credit.


Lakeview Centennial High School holds several different sports organisations. The most notable of the groups are the football team, the basketball team, and the Marching Band. The basketball team has been to several state competitions throughout its history, and the Marching Band has become one of the most well known in the area in past years. In addition to the aforementioned sports, Lakeview hosts Baseball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Liberty Dolls/Sweethearts (also known as Drill Team), Soccer, Softball, Step Team, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball. Lakeview currently resides in UIL Class 5A for the 2013-2014 school year, but will be reclassified in the newly created UIL Class 6A for the 2014-2015 school year. Lakeview will participate in Region 2, District 11 of Conference 6A.

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