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College Partnerships

Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA Distinguished High School

Little Elm High School was selected for the Distinguished High School Program in January of 2021.

  • $50 application fee waived for all students
  • Guaranteed admission to students who rank in the top 30 percent
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • SFA Campus Visit Experience
  • Students ranked in the top 10% receive an automatic $5,000 scholarship offer
  • Students ranked in the top 11-25%, with a 3.0 high school GPA, receive an automatic $3,000 scholarship offer 

Read the full article Little Elm Selected as SFA Distinguished High School Program

University of North Texas

LEISD Superintendent & LEHS Principal sign Eagle Advantage with UNT CP of Student Affairs

The University of North Texas Eagle Advantage program was signed in January 2016.

To learn more about the UNT Eagle Advantage program, visit

Read the full article Little Elm ISD Partners with UNT.

  • Admission guaranteed to LEHS seniors graduating in the top 25% of their class
  • Provides LEHS principal with an annual $1,000 scholarship to award to one student who is admitted to UNT under the program
  • Students are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Eagle Advantage award
  • Option to participate in the Senior Year Experience program 

Texas Woman's University

LEISD Superintendent & LEHS Principal sign Pioneer Promise with TWU Chancellor


The Texas Woman's University Pioneer Promise was signed in November 2016. 

To be accepted into the Pioneer Promise program, qualified students need to apply to TWU and submit SAT or ACT scores. For more information, visit

Read the full article TWU Announces 'Pioneer Promise' Partnership with Little Elm High School.

  • Admission guaranteed to LEHS graduates ranked in the top 30% of their junior class
  • Provides LEHS principal with a $2,000 renewable scholarship that can be awarded to a graduate coming to the University
  • Instant Admission Days at LEHS
  • College readiness workshops to include information on dual credit, AP programs, financial aid, and scholarships
  • TWU Admissions counselor to serve as an official liaison between LEHS and the University 

Grand Canyon University

LEISD Superintendent signs GCU Partnership with University Development Counselor

The Grand Canyon University Participants in Learning, Leading, and Serving Program (PLLS) was signed in June 2018.

GCU is committed to providing affordable tuition rates that will not exceed $12,500 per academic year. Applying to GCU is free and open year-round, visit

Read the full article Little Elm ISD and Grand Canyon University Announce Partnership.

  • LEISD staff members are eligible for a 10% tuition discount
  • Parents of an LEISD student and spouses of an LEISD staff member are eligible for a 5% tuition discount
  • Prospective students can have the cost of flying to visit GCU's campus in Arizona paid for by the University