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C H O I C E S CATALOG INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT


T H E G R E AT E S T P O W E R I S T H E P O W E R T O C H O O S E

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DISCOVER THE POWER OF CHOICE! LEARN MORE ABOUT PROGRAMS OF CHOICE AND SCHOOLS OF CHOICE & THE MANY GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES FO R S T U D E N T S . FO R M O R E I N FO R M AT I O N , V I S I T F W I S D.O R G/C H O I C E .


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I MPORTANT DATES

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OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 15

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 20

Presentations To 5 & 8 Grade

Elementary School Parent Tours, 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

High School Presentations, 6 P.M.

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Amon-Carter Riverside NOVEMBER 11

NOVEMBER 20

Diamond Hill-Jarvis

Application Available

Middle School Parent Tours, 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

R.L. Paschal Oscar Dean Wyatt

NOVEMBER 15 & 16

NOVEMBER 18

Choices Expo

High School Presentations, 6 P.M. Paul Laurence Dunbar

DECEMBER 13

Southwest

Application Deadline F E B RUA RY 1 7 Acceptance Letters Sent to Students

NOVEMBER 21 High School Presentation, 6 P.M. Eastern Hills Polytechnic

NOVEMBER 19

Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

High School Presentations, 6 P.M.

Western Hills

Arlington Heights North Side South Hills Green B. Trimble Technical


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TABLE OF C ONT E NT S

INTRODUCTION

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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EASTERN HILLS

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• Fire Science Technology

• Culinary Arts

• Law Enforcement & Legal Services

• Health Science Technology

• Teacher Academy & Early Childhood Training

• Retail Entrepreneurship

NORTH SIDE GOLD SEAL PROGRAMS OF CHOICE

INTRO

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• Culinary, Hospitality & Event Management

WESTERN HILLS

• Medical Professions

• Business Management

R.L. PASCHAL

• Heights Academy

• Engineering

• Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

• Heights Agriculture & Horticulture

• Graphic Design for Web & Print Publication

• Teaching & Learning

• Marketing New Heights

• Scholars Program

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• International Baccalaureate World School (IB)

OSCAR DEAN WYATT 11

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• Creative Connections in Audio/Video Production

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• Creative Heights

AMON CARTER-RIVERSIDE

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• Welding Fabrication & Metal Art

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS

GREEN B. TRIMBLE TECHNICAL

POLYTECHNIC

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• Automotive Institute

• Eagle Scholars Academy

• Advance Media Production & Communications

• Construction Institute

• Information Technology

• Culinary Arts

• Nursing, Medical Billing & Coding and Pharmacy

• Medical Academy

• Engineering & Automation

Technician

• Teaching & Learning DIAMOND HILL-JARVIS

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SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

• Building Trades & Design

SOUTH HILLS

• Early College High School

• Culinary Arts Academy

TEXAS ACADEMY OF

• Digital Graphics & Gaming (DGG)

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

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• Aviation Technology

SOUTHWEST

• Business Technology

• Broadcast Journalism & Media Technology

• Engineering & Urban Development

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GREEN B. TRIMBLE TECHNICAL

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• Fine Arts through Music Excellence (FAME)

YOUNG WOMEN’S

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• Southwest Engineering Academy

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY


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WEDGWOOD 6TH

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• Broadcast Journalism • Pre-Engineering in Petroleum Technology

PROGRAMS OF CHOICE DUNBAR

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• Math, Science & Communication

WEDGWOOD MIDDLE

PROGRAMS OF CHOICE 32

• Broadcast Journalism

BURTON HILL

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• Spanish Immersion Academy

• Pre-Engineering in Petroleum Technology J.P. ELDER

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• Academy of Science & Art

COMO WILLIAM JAMES

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• B Sharp Music Program

• College Readiness Academy 28

• Environmental Science and Technology

MORNINGSIDE

Academy (ENVST)

• Spanish Immersion Academy APPLIED LEARNING ACADEMY

LEONARD

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• International Baccalaureate Middle

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE COMO MONTESSORI

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Years Programme MORNINGSIDE

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• Science, Mathematics & Technology

SCHOOLS OF CHOICE

ALICE CARLSON APPLIED DAGGETT MONTESSORI

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LEARNING CENTER

WORLD LANGUAGES

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COMO MONTESSORI

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• Morningside International Academy

INSTITUTE STRIPLING • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Preparatory

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DAGGETT MONTESSORI YOUNG MEN’S

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

RIVERSIDE APPLIED

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LEARNING CENTER 39

MAP

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INTRO

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I NTRODU C T I O N

INTRO

It’s what every parent wants – a learning experience that engages their child, supports his or her interests and opens pathways to success. The Fort Worth Independent School District is fulfilling that wish with new programs and schools that will lead the nation in transforming the classroom experience as we know it. Gone is the old “one size fits all” model of learning. The District is ushering in a new era with winning opportunities for every student at every skill level. Simply put, we are giving students and their parents the power of choice. It is the power to choose courses of study based on personal interests and passions. It is the power to take ownership in the education experience. And it is the power that comes with being engaged in learning and excited about the future. GOLD SEAL PROGRAMS OF CHOICE Every Fort Worth ISD high school will offer Gold Seal Programs of Choice – rigorous courses of study based on students’ interests as well as the needs of the modern workplace. Programs include: • Real world applications to classroom lessons • Internships and job shadowing through the District’s business partners • College credit hours through dual credit • Licensures and certifications • Core instruction in math, science, English language arts and social studies

technology, visual and graphic arts and much more. Within each program are multiple trajectories to ensure an extraordinary learning opportunity for every student. Gold Seal Programs can be “money in the bank” for parents and students. Some programs allow students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and up to 60 hours of transferable college credit. That alone can save thousands of dollars in college expenses. And for the student who works to pay for college, licensures and certifications earned in high school can result in a higher-level job with higher pay. SCHOOLS OF CHOICE Schools of Choice largely serve students who desire a non-traditional approach to the learning process. Schools of Choice are stand-alone schools that provide a unique learning opportunity for elementary, middle and high school students. PROGRAMS OF CHOICE Young students also have the opportunity to become more engaged learners through Fort Worth ISD Programs of Choice. They are offered at several elementary and middle schools across the District. Students receive a full range of learning experiences along with a more intensive curriculum in such fields as math, science, communications, art and foreign language. Exciting and educational electives spark children’s imaginations, give them ownership of their education and begin teaching them lifelong skills for success.

• Advanced Placement Gold Seal Program categories include engineering, agriculture, business administration, fine arts, government and law, health science, hospitality, marketing, public safety,

Find a program that is right for your child and join us as we transform our schools to ensure readiness for college and career.


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GENERAL I NFORM AT I O N

All students wanting to participate in a Program of Choice or School of Choice must

TO APPLY

apply, even if the program or school is at the student’s home school campus. Once

For your convenience, apply online at fwisd.org/choice, or complete the paper

students are accepted into a Program of Choice or School of Choice, they receive priority

application available from the website above or the Choices Expo. Complete an online

placement for courses specific to that program.

OR paper application, not both. However, if you have more than one child, an application must be filled out for each child applying for a Program of Choice or School of Choice.

Interested students must also apply to Programs and Schools of Choice when

Falsifying information on the Choices application will invalidate it, and the student’s

transitioning from one campus to another (example: elementary to middle; middle to

application will be excluded from the selection process.

high). This includes students at Riverside and Alice Carlson Applied Learning Centers

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who want to attend the Applied Learning Academy middle school.

WHEN The application deadline is December 13, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

Students who transferred to their current school are not considered part of the feeder school pattern for that campus. They return to their attendance zone feeder

WHERE

school during the application and selection process. For example, if a student whose

For paper applications, mail or bring completed applications to:

home school is Monnig Middle School transfers to McLean Middle School, Paschal High School does NOT become the student’s home high school. If wanting to attend Paschal,

Fort Worth Independent School District

the student MUST APPLY to a Paschal Program of Choice OR wait until all Program of

AAIL Department

Choice students are placed and then apply for a transfer to Paschal. Transfers are not

100 N. University Dr., Suite NE226

guaranteed and are allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority to students

Fort Worth, TX 76107

who reside within the Fort Worth ISD boundary.

DO NOT submit applications directly to the campuses.


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ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

Admission is based on a computer-generated selection process. Parents and students

The following campuses require additional documentation. Read the specific

will be notified via mail the week of February 17, 2014.

requirements in the Choices catalog. If all required documents are not received with the Choices application prior to the deadline, the student’s application will not be included in

Students will be given the following priority order during the selection process:

the selection process. Mail or drop off the documentation and application. DO NOT FAX.

1.

Students living in the school’s attendance zone

2.

Siblings of resident students who are currently enrolled in the school’s

• Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School – Early College High School • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS)

Children of resident District employees

• Green B. Trimble Technical High School (School of Choice only)

4.

Students living in the District but outside of the attendance zone

• Young Men’s Leadership Academy

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Children of non-resident District employees

• Young Women’s Leadership Academy

6.

Students living outside of the District UIL PROGRAMS

Students not selected will be placed on a waiting list for their first choice.

Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School – Early College High School DOES NOT offer UIL athletics or music programs.

TRANSPORTATION

The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS) DOES NOT offer UIL athletics.

Transportation is provided to every Program of Choice and School of Choice if the program is not offered in the home school. A centralized stop location will be considered

Informal intramural activities may be available based on student interest. Please inquire

for all students outside the two-mile radius of the current stop.

about options directly at the campus.

The Fort Worth Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and expression, military/veteran status, in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: June Davis, 504 Coordinator/Foster Care Liaison, 100 N. University Dr., NW 250, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817.814.2875; Rufino Mendoza, Title IX Coordinator, 100 N. University Dr., NW 130-I, Fort Worth, TX 76107, 817.814.2793.

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Program of Choice 3.


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ARLI NGT O N H E I G H T S H I GH SC HO O L

CREATIVE HEIGHTS

HEIGHTS ACADEMY

Creative Heights provides students with

Heights Academy provides pathways

4501 W. FREEWAY 817.815.1000

ARLINGTONHEIGHTS.FWISD.ORG

HEIGHTS AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE

MARKETING NEW HEIGHTS

for students who are interested in

Marketing New Heights creates a pathway

opportunities to discover and polish

for motivated students who have not

Heights Agriculture and Horticulture

their skills and talents in creative arts.

selected a specific career preference, to

gives students an opportunity to prepare

marketing for a variety of businesses.

attain college credit as they complete

for careers in veterinary medicine,

Beyond the entry class that teaches

their high school diploma. Students will

landscaping and nursery businesses,

the principles of business, marketing

designed to allow students to further

complete honors or Pre-AP level classes

floral design, horticulture, wildlife

and finance, students study advertising

differentiate and refine their skills as a

that will support their preparation for

management, agriculture business/

and marketing for travel and tourism,

success in the AP level classes in the

finance, animal science biotechnology,

fashion, sports, entertainment and/or

same disciplines. Students may also

meat science, animal science research and

entrepreneurship. Upperclassmen have

allow students to express creativity and

choose to participate in various dual

soil and plant science research. Courses

work opportunities in these industries

individuality through different 2D and 3D

credit opportunities in partnership with

are designed to lead the students to a

or may choose to do an internship or

Tarrant County College. Heights Academy

practicum in agriculture, food and natural

practicum.

students are expected to graduate with

resources and certifications for veterinary

the Distinguished Achievement

assistants, floral design, Texas Certified

Program diploma.

Nursery, Texas Master Gardener or Private

The course selections in dance, musical theatre and Art Portfolio Project are

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SARAH WEEKS, PRINCIPAL

performer in dance or musical theatre. The Art Portfolio Project is designed to

mediums of art including jewelry design, photography and drawing.

Pesticide Applicator. OPPORTUNITIES: ADVANCED PLACEMENT,

CERTIFICATIONS: CERTIFIED VETERINARY

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

ASSISTANT, FLORAL DESIGN, TEXAS CERTIFIED

DIPLOMA GRADUATE OR CANDIDATE

NURSERY PROFESSIONAL, TEXAS MASTER GARDENER, PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR

OPPORTUNITIES: PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) CAREERSAFE


HIGH SCHOOL || PROGRAMS OF CHOICE

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AMON CARTER-RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

GREG RUTHART, PRINCIPAL

3301 YUCCA DR. 817.814.9000

AMONCARTERRIVERSIDE.FWISD.ORG

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

MEDICAL ACADEMY

This program offers students a

The Information Technology program at

The Medical Academy is a college-prep

challenging, college-prep education

Carter-Riverside covers a wide range of

program for students interested in science

grounded in the liberal arts and enhanced

topics to help students succeed based

and math who want to prepare themselves

by an extended focus in the humanities.

on their interests and goals in the area

for success in college. Freshmen and

Not sure what major to pursue in college?

of networking, computer systems and

sophomore students take honors and Pre-

Students admitted to the Eagle Scholars

telecommunication. Upon graduation,

AP courses with an emphasis in medical

Academy are trained in college-ready

students are able to step into exciting

professions. As juniors and seniors,

skills and habits and may enroll in a

careers or into college after receiving

students take courses at TCC for dual

variety of classes, including honors,

industry certifications in these areas.

credit. Students earn college credit in core

Pre-AP, AP and dual credit classes that

Coursework includes training in computer

subjects as well as courses in the medical

provide opportunities for a well-rounded

maintenance and computer networking

field. Students can pursue a Distinguished

education, equipping them to enter college

for home, small business or corporate

Achievement Program diploma and receive

after graduation. Students will participate

environments.

special consideration to the various

in school leadership and community

medical programs offered at TCC after

service projects.

graduation.

OPPORTUNITIES: ADVANCED PLACEMENT,

CERTIFICATIONS: A+ COMPUTER SERVICE

OPPORTUNITIES: UP TO 27 HOURS OF

UP TO 24 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT,

TECHNICIAN, CISCO CERTIFIED ENTRY

COLLEGE CREDIT

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

NETWORKING TECHNICIAN (CCENT), CISCO

DIPLOMA GRADUATE OR CANDIDATE

CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE (CCNA),

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EAGLE SCHOLARS ACADEMY


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DI A MOND H I L L JA RVI S H I G H S C H O O L

YASSMIN LEE, PRINCIPAL

DIAMONDHILLJARVIS.FWISD.ORG

BUILDING TRADES & DESIGN

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL*

* Incomplete applications will not be accepted,

Students who enjoy working with their

Early College High School students

and the following documentation must be

hands and have a discerning eye for

can graduate with 48 to 67 hours of

design will love learning in DHJ’s Building

transferrable college credit. That’s up to

Most recent report card

Trades and Design program. Interior,

two years of credit that could translate

An interview is required. Applicants will

architectural, landscaping design and

into an associate’s degree, and tuition

construction have become specialized

is free. Students enjoy being a part of a

fields due to the continual development

small, personalized learning community in

music programs. Informal intramural activities

of new building methods and materials.

a program that is ideal for first-generation

may be available based on student interest.

Students will explore drafting and visual

college students. Students attend all

Please inquire about options directly at the

communication principles as well as

classes at Marine Creek Collegiate High

job-site safety practices and individual

School on the Tarrant County College

Limited openings for 10th grade based on

skill preparation in construction tools,

Northwest campus.

student withdrawals.

machinery and residential wiring. Students will learn a wide range of design and building principles and observe how they relate to practical applications. CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

OPPORTUNITIES: UP TO 67 HOURS OF

AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) 10-

COLLEGE CREDIT

HOUR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY, NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (NCCER) CORE CURRICULA, NCCER ELECTRICAL, NCCER HVAC, NCCER PLUMBING

1411 MAYDELL ST. 817.815.0000

submitted with the Choices application prior to the December 13 deadline:

be contacted by the campus. This program does not offer UIL athletic or

campus.


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PAUL LAURENC E DUNBA R H I G H S C H O O L

CARLOS WALKER, PRINCIPAL

5700 RAMEY AVE. 817.815.3000

DUNBAR.FWISD.ORG

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

Future careers take flight in this program

Gain the experience and knowledge to

where the sky is not the limit, but the

be a key player in the world of digital

The engineering program inspires innovation.

will have the opportunity to prepare for a

interactive web technology. Students

Students dream it, design it, prototype it, test

career in Computer Numerical C

in this program perfect their skills in

it and build it with a chance to compete in a

A hangar full of planes and engines

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

national robotics competition. Whether they

In the Urban Development facet of this

provides hands-on, project-based learning

and Microsoft Office Suite as they explore

want to assist in scientific research or solve

program, students will use the historic

economics, global business, the marketing

abstract mathematical problems, develop

Dunbar community as classroom, lab and

aviation, aerospace and technology with

of goods and services, and advertising and

logarithms or build robots, students in this

landscape as they plan the revitalization of

leaders in the field through partnerships

product pricing. And, while still in high

program will graduate with the foundational

underused areas. They will collaborate on

with Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter,

school, students engage in a business

skills necessary to pursue education in

projects such as designing parks, walkways

Practicum using newly acquired skills

the structural, mechanical or chemical

and green space and the urban planning

and the North Central Texas Council of

in economical, financial, technological,

engineering fields. A partnership with Bell

of restaurants, shops and businesses.

Governments.

international, social and ethical aspects

Helicopter and Tarrant County College (TCC)

The program also features a community

of business to become competent

supports this program with mentoring and

guest speaker series and opportunities for

consumers, employees and entrepreneurs.

real world experiences through carefully

independent student research.

expectation.

modules. Students also get to explore

Tarrant County College Northwest Campus

ENGINEERING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

designed summer academies. Also through the partnership with Bell Helicopter, students OPPORTUNITIES: DUAL CREDIT CERTIFICATIONS: AIRFRAME MECHANIC, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

OPPORTUNITIES: DISTINGUISHED

GRADUATE OR CANDIDATE

POWER PLANT, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND

AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

CAREERSAFE

OPPORTUNITIES: DUAL CREDIT

ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM DIPLOMA CERTIFICATIONS: CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS ASSOCIATE

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AVIATION TECHNOLOGY


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EASTERN H I L L S H I GH SC H O O L

FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

EASTERNHILLS.FWISD.ORG

LAW ENFORCEMENT & LEGAL SERVICES

TEACHER ACADEMY & EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING

students learn to control different types

The Law Enforcement and Legal

Eastern Hills is training the students of

of fires, investigate fires, rescue victims

Services program is designed to prepare

today to be the teachers of tomorrow.

and deal with hazardous materials. Upon

high school students for productive

The Teacher Academy and Early Childhood

completion of the courses, students are

employment in the criminal justice

Training program provides a rigorous

eligible to take the Firefighter and/or the

field. Students will explore academic

curriculum and extensive field experience

EMT-B certification state examination.

and career information in the courts,

to prepare highly qualified students to

Eastern Hills partners with Tarrant County

law enforcement, corrections, probation

enter the teaching profession. Participants

College Northwest and the Fort Worth Fire

and juvenile justice. Students gain

will develop awareness and understanding

Department for this area of study.

practical experience in their high school’s

of an education career to facilitate their

courtroom and participate in internships

access to higher learning. Students are

with government agencies, law offices and

provided hands-on opportunities to teach

law enforcement facilities. Courses unique

elementary or preschool students under

to this program include Introduction to

the leadership of experienced teachers.

As fire science majors at Eastern Hills,

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CHAD M c CARTY, PRINCIPAL

Public Service, Law Enforcement I and II and Introduction to Law and Forensics. OPPORTUNITIES: DUAL CREDIT

OPPORTUNITIES: DUAL CREDIT

OPPORTUNITIES: DUAL CREDIT

CERTIFICATIONS: EMERGENCY MEDICAL

CERTIFICATIONS: COURT REPORTING,

CERTIFICATIONS: CHILD CARE ASSISTANT,

TECHNICIAN (EMT), FIREFIGHTER

SECURITY & PEACE OFFICER

EDUCATIONAL AIDE

5701 SHELTON ST. 817.815.4000


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ANTONIO MARTINEZ, PRINCIPAL

NORTH S I DE H I GH SC H O O L

2211 MCKINLEY AVE. 817.814.4000

NORTHSIDE.FWISD.ORG

MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

CULINARY, HOSPITALITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT

The Medical Professions program A state-of-the-art culinary facility opens

prepares students for work in medicine

world of hotel, restaurant, travel and

on campus fall 2013. The 48,000 square

and the allied health field. Students

event management. Students work

foot facility will provide an excellent

study several areas including medical

side-by-side with industry professionals

training ground, complete with:

terminology, anatomy and physiology

through internships at the Worthington

2 full-production kitchens

and advanced courses in health science.

Renaissance Hotel in downtown Fort

2 demonstration kitchens with 6

As upperclassmen, students participate

learning stations each

in rotations at local medical facilities

Worth. With on-the-job experiences and professional certifications, this program

4 culinary classrooms

and learn first-hand about opportunities

prepares students for immediate job entry

Indoor dining for 150

available in this field. Together with

as well as postsecondary education in

Outdoor dining for 20

certifications and rigorous college

hotel management or culinary arts.

17 core classrooms

preparation, North Side’s Medical

1 writing lab

Professions program equips students to be college and career-ready.

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND

CERTIFICATIONS: CPR, FIRST AID, MEDICAL

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) SERVSAFE

ASSISTANT, MEDICAL CODING & BILLING, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA), PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

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This program gives an insight into the


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R.L. PA S C H AL H I GH SC H O O L

ENGINEERING

PASCHAL.FWISD.ORG

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR WEB & PRINT PUBLICATION

SCHOLARS PROGRAM

engineering and mathematics are in

Graphic Design for Web and Print

of high-achieving students to garner

high demand across the country, and

Publication provides opportunities for

college credit, but to not feel boxed in by

Paschal is meeting the growing demand.

students to learn Adobe Photoshop,

a particular college or career pathway.

Here students learn the concepts of

Illustrator, Flash, InDesign and

Paschal has a long and outstanding

engineering and technology and work

Dreamweaver, all of which are industry

reputation for college readiness, sending

their way to engineering design principles.

standards in the areas of web design, print

numerous students to prestigious colleges

The program culminates with experience

publications and marketing. Creativity is

all over the country with up to 60 hours

in engineering structures and the

stressed as students study basic design

of college credit earned through success

presentation of those structures. Students

principles and use the skills they acquire

on AP exams. Scholars Program students

have the opportunity to obtain an industry

to achieve industry certifications and

graduate Paschal High School with the

certification in SolidWorks, an engineering

preparation for college.

Distinguished Achievement

Careers in science, technology,

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TERRI MOSSIGE, PRINCIPAL

design program.

The Scholars Program addresses the desire

Program diploma.

OPPORTUNITIES: COLLEGE CREDIT WITH

OPPORTUNITIES: COLLEGE CREDIT WITH

OPPORTUNITIES: COLLEGE CREDIT WITH

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCORE OF 3 OR

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCORE OF 3 OR

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCORE OF 3 OR

HIGHER, DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT

HIGHER, DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT

HIGHER, DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT

PROGRAM DIPLOMA GRADUATE OR

PROGRAM DIPLOMA GRADUATE OR

PROGRAM DIPLOMA GRADUATE OR

CANDIDATE

CANDIDATE

CANDIDATE

CERTIFICATIONS: SOLIDWORKS

CERTIFICATIONS: ADOBE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE IN DREAMWEAVER, FLASH AND PHOTOSHOP

3001 FOREST PARK BLVD. 817.814.5000


HIGH SCHOOL || PROGRAMS OF CHOICE

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DANIEL SCROGGINS, PRINCIPAL

POLYTEC H NI C H I GH SC H O O L

1300 CONNER AVE. 817.814.0000

POLYTECHNIC.FWISD.ORG

CULINARY ARTS

ENGINEERING & AUTOMATION

TEACHING & LEARNING

For those who have a palate for fine

The Engineering and Automation program

This program is for those who have

Those who have a personality for

cuisine, this area of study provides

will allow students to uniquely explore

a heart for teaching. Students have the

television or a creative talent for

students the unique opportunity to fine

science, math and automation. They

opportunity to prepare themselves for

production can be a part of a program

tune their cooking and food preparation

will create solutions for engineering

a life of giving back and making a

that houses the only student-managed

skills in a dynamic culinary arts program.

problems, work with automated systems,

difference in the world. The program at

and produced radio station in the

Elements of this coursework will open

participate in science labs, build robots

Poly touts an educational partnership

District (KPLY FM 102.5). Students also

doors for participants to explore and

and participate in scientific research.

with Texas Wesleyan University as well

benefit from partnerships with Texas

enjoy the fast paced world of restaurant

Engineering Design and Problem Solving,

as other opportunities. The Teaching and

Christian University, Fort Worth ISD’s

management and ownership. A culinary

Principles of Technology and Robotics

Learning program catapults students to

Communications/EdTV Department,

artists’ future is only limited by their

and Automation are available in regular,

the top of the educational development

NBC 5 and Telemundo. Participants gain

imagination in the kitchen, and this

honors or advanced classes.

field and equips them to design and

real-world experience as they complete

program aims to bring out the best.

implement curriculum that is cutting

lessons in Advanced Media Production

edge, proven and tested.

and Communications where broadcast journalism is brought to life.

CERTIFICATIONS: AUDIO SYSTEMS LEVEL II, CERTIFIED BROADCAST TECHNOLOGIST (CBT), CERTIFIED TELEVISION OPERATOR (CTO)

CERTIFICATIONS: SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY

CERTIFICATIONS: SOLIDWORKS

CERTIFICATIONS: EDUCATIONAL AIDE I

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ADVANCED MEDIA PRODUCTION & COMMUNICATIONS


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SOUTH H I L L S H I GH SC H O O L

CULINARY ARTS ACADEMY

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The Culinary Arts Academy at South

DIGITAL GRAPHICS & GAMING (DGG)

Hills High School jumpstarts careers

Digital Graphics and Gaming (DGG) is a

in the food industry by providing

Program of Choice within South Hills High

restaurant curriculum and chef school

School designed to launch students into a

certifications. Students gain experience

high tech career, which includes exploring

through working in the school’s Scorpion

Real Time Interactive Simulation and

Cafe. The four-year curriculum prepares

Game Design. Classes provide hands-on

students for entry in both the restaurant

experience in production, animation

field and postsecondary education. The

and game design. Students will have the

Culinary Arts Academy is an innovative

opportunity to earn industry standard

program designed to allow students to

certifications as well as participate in

earn certification and gain real work

internships with leading companies in

experience in a restaurant kitchen.

digital graphics and gaming.

CERTIFICATIONS: PROSTART CERTIFICATE OF

CERTIFICATIONS: ADOBE CERTIFIED

ACHIEVEMENT, SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY

ASSOCIATE, ADOBE CERTIFIED EXPERT, INTERNET & COMPUTING, WEB PROFESSIONAL

DOROTHY GOMEZ, PRINCIPAL SOUTHHILLS.FWISD.ORG

6101 MCCART 817.814.7000


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T.J. JARCHOW, PRINCIPAL

SOUTH WE S T H I GH SC H O O L

4100 ALTAMESA BLVD. 817.814.8000

SOUTHWEST.FWISD.ORG

BROADCAST JOURNALISM & MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

FINE ARTS THROUGH MUSIC EXCELLENCE (FAME)

SOUTHWEST ENGINEERING ACADEMY

In Broadcast Journalism and Media

FAME students study music at the

Students in this program develop a

is the opportunity to earn a summer

Technology, students gain real-world

highest levels in band, orchestra, and

solid foundation in the fundamentals

externship at the end of the junior year.

experience in real time, journeying into

contemporary music. Southwest touts an

of engineering. They also explore

Students who participate gain valuable

the world of radio, television, digital

award-winning marching band, orchestra,

engineering in the dynamic field of

experience and the chance to earn

audio, digital video, animation, lighting

jazz band and choir. In the contemporary

energy, where they participate in oil

college scholarships.

and set design. This multifaceted focus

music program, students prepare a music

and natural gas production computer

enables students to pursue these areas

portfolio, learn to read music charts and

simulations. In addition to classroom

in college and/or to enter the work force

learn to improvise on an instrument.

applications, students have the

with skills needed to gain employment.

Participants thoroughly explore the

opportunity to observe a university’s

This program boasts a 20-year history

exciting world of music production for an

engineering department, meet with key

with multiple awards, including district,

enriched high school experience.

individuals from various engineering fields, participate in engineering

Animation and district and state winners

competitions, and hone skills in public

in TV Production.

speaking. Students use technology and software related to the engineering industry. The capstone of the program

CERTIFICATIONS: ADOBE FLASH, PHOTOSHOP

CERTIFICATIONS: CERTIFIED

AND PREMIER PRO

SOLIDWORKS ASSOCIATE

are Algebra I and English I.

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state and national winners in Video and 3D

* Preferred pre-requisites for this program


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GREEN B. T RI M BL E TECHNICA L H I G H SC H OOL

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CULINARY ARTS

OMAR RAMOS, PRINCIPAL TRIMBLETECH.FWISD.ORG

WELDING FABRICATION & METAL ART

The Culinary Arts program will

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

RETAIL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

train the next generation of

The Health Science Technology

There’s a lot in store for students

retail business will be provided by

culinary leaders, chefs, pastry

program at Trimble Tech provides

in the exciting, multi-faceted

students through the collective

chefs, restaurant owners and

students with opportunities to

Retail Entrepreneurship program.

efforts of on-campus programs

managers. Trimble Tech provides

explore a variety of health careers.

Beginning in their 9th grade year,

that create items to sell. Retail

many opportunities to explore a

Trimble Tech is the only health

students will select a focus area in

Entrepreneurship students will be

variety of culinary careers that

science program in the District

business management, accounting

given important responsibilities

help students make career choices

that offers five different career

and finance, or marketing. These

in management, accounting,

that are satisfying and successful.

certification opportunities for

areas will provide interesting,

marketing, and sales – depending

Students experience a curriculum

students in their senior year. These

relevant studies in coursework

on their area of concentration.

that is both rigorous and current to

courses are taught by teachers with

such as business law, business

The four-year program builds all

today’s job market. Students in this

diverse and extensive healthcare

management, accounting,

the skills necessary to operate

program will have the opportunity

industry experience. The benefits of

advertising and sales promotion,

or manage a retail business with

to work with experts in the field

working in healthcare include varied

and entrepreneurship. They all

schools.

and earn culinary certifications

work schedules, life-long learning

lead to an action-packed senior

upon graduation.

educational support, career mobility

year when students will operate

and portability of skills.

and manage a retail business at Trimble Tech. Inventory for the

1003 W. CANNON ST. 817.815.2500

Students will learn the science behind and the art of performing welding. Skills learned will include the four main welding processes. Students will learn the technical and practical use of metal fabrication in conjunction with welding. Continuing after the basics of welding and fabrication, students will be taken on an eye opening journey into the world of metal art, where your art can take you as far as your imagination. Students will have the opportunity to be trained by certified staff in the classroom as well as outside real-world experiences through the program’s relationship with community businesses.

CERTIFICATIONS: CERTIFIED

CERTIFICATIONS: CERTIFIED

OPPORTUNITIES: UNPAID PRACTICUM IN

CERTIFICATIONS: 3/8 OR 1” PLATE,

CULINARIAN, CULINARY

NURSE ASSISTANT, EMERGENCY

BUSINESS AND MARKETING

AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY

SPECIALIST, AMERICAN CULINARY

MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT),

FEDERATION (ACF) - SECONDARY

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN,

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL

CULINARY GRADUATE

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN,

SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

SPORTS MEDICINE TRAINING

(OSHA) CAREERSAFE

(AWS) 1-4F, AWS 1-4G, AWS 1-6G PIPE


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W ESTE R N H I L L S H I GH SC H O O L

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT The Business Management program gives students hands on opportunities to experience business in the modern world. In addition to business studies, students will have opportunities to acquire finance, law and marketing skills in a professional setting. listed above, students will have the opportunity to receive OSHA 10Hour Industry Licensure, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification and paid business management experience in a real-world work setting.

3600 BOSTON AVE., BENBROOK 817.815.6000

WESTERNHILLS.FWISD.ORG

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS IN AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL (IB)

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)

TEACHING & LEARNING

The fields of science, technology,

a career in education have an

Creative Connections in Audio/

Western Hills High School is the only

engineering and mathematics can open

incredible opportunity in our

Video Production is about creative

school in the District to offer a range

up an entire new world to students.

teaching internship program. It

expression through the use of audio

of programs by the International

In conjunction with Project Lead the

begins with courses designed to

and visual elements. Graphics classes

Baccalaureate: The Middle Years

Way, our S.T.E.M. students learn the

introduce students to various

use the creation of artwork to

Programme (MYP), the Diploma

fundamentals of engineering and

careers available in the education

teach the tools used in the graphics

Programme (IBDP) and the Career

work with leaders in the community

field as well as examine human

industries. Video production classes

Related Certificate (IBCC). All three

in order to experience the importance

development across the lifespan

teach the art of filmmaking in

programs offer a rigorous project

of engineering and architecture to a

with an emphasis on physical,

concert with the technical aspects

and inquiry based curriculum,

global economy. Students are further

cognitive, emotional and social

of scripting, filming, editing and

which culminates in a research

prepared by applying science and

developmental milestones. This

distributing video presentations. In

investigation of the student’s choice

mathematics to real-world problems

program culminates in a field-based

this area of study at Western Hills,

that combines their interests and their

and applications. This area of study is

internship at area elementary

students are truly encouraged to

IB coursework. IB opens the door for

truly at the heart of today’s high-tech,

schools, providing experience while

create from within.

college admission, scholarships and 24

high-skill global economy.

applying knowledge.

Students interested in pursuing

hours of college credit. OPPORTUNITIES: PAID BUSINESS

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL

OPPORTUNITIES: IB MIDDLE

OPPORTUNITIES: STUDENTS HAVE

CERTIFICATIONS: EDUCATIONAL

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

SAFETY AND HEALTH

YEARS PROGRAMME, IB DIPLOMA

THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN COLLEGE

AIDE I, FIRST AID, HEARTSAVER

ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

PROGRAMME, UP TO 24 HOURS OF

CREDITS IN VARIOUS ENGINEERING-

CPR

CAREERSAFE

COLLEGE CREDIT

RELATED COURSES

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) 10-HOUR

CERTIFICATIONS: IB CAREER-

GENERAL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE,

RELATED CERTIFICATE

MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST (MOS)

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) CAREERSAFE

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Upon completion of the sequence

JAMES WELLMAN, PRINCIPAL


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OSC A R DE AN WYAT T H I GH SC H O O L

AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE*

CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE*

Turn your love for automobiles into

Do you want to use your hands to create,

a fantastic career! At the Automotive

gain the ability to draft plans and build

Institute of Oscar Dean Wyatt, our focus

structures from inception to completion?

is giving you hands-on training in the

If the answer is yes, consider the

classroom. Students will thoroughly

Construction Institute. Through hands-on

understand all automotive components,

practical teaching methods, participants

which include: automotive braking

gain a strong foundational background

systems, diagnosis of vehicle systems,

in the building trade and construction

automotive electrical/electronic systems

process. In a lab setting, students have

and differences between domestic and

the opportunity to learn cabinet making

foreign vehicles. Students who complete

skills, plumbing, electrical wiring skills

the Automotive Institute will be prepared

and all other construction trades. In

to for entry level positions in the

addition, students will actually put those

automotive industry upon graduation.

skills into practice through the internship component of the program.

LEWIS WASHINGTON, PRINCIPAL

2400 E. SEMINARY DR. 817.815.8000

ODWYATT.FWISD.ORG

NURSING, MEDICAL BILLING & CODING AND PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

* Technical Academy

This unique program allows students

as an option for students in the Automotive

to gain strong insight and first-hand

Institute and the Construction Institute.

experience in the fast-growing field of medicine. The program includes a

O.D. Wyatt and Tarrant County College are excited to present the Technical Academy

Benefits of participating in the academy include: •

For Automotive Institute students -

practicum at local medical facilities,

exposure to coursework at the college

involved classroom training activities,

level in their respective fields and the option to take core academic courses,

rigorous coursework, talks by experts in the field and mentorships. It adds up to

if applicable •

For Construction Institute students

a solid foundation to begin an exciting

– college credit and exposure to

career in the medical world. O.D. Wyatt

coursework at the college level in

is the only Fort Worth ISD school to offer career focuses in nursing, medical billing and coding, and pharmacy technician.

CERTIFICATIONS: AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND

CERTIFICATIONS: CPR, CERTIFIED NURSE

EXCELLENCE (ASE)

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) 10-HOUR

ASSISTANT, CERTIFIED NURSING AIDE,

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

FIRST AID, PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, HEALTH SCIENCE MEDICAL BILLING & CODING, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

construction-architectural design.


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TEXAS ACADEMY OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

TROY LANGSTON, PRINCIPAL

3813 VALENTINE 817.815.2300

TABS.FWISD.ORG

The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

Students enjoy being a part of a small,

FEATURES OF TABS:

Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite for this campus.

(TABS) paves the way for students

personalized learning community in a

• Builds skills needed for college and

Entering 9th graders must submit proof of

interested in higher education and careers

program that is ideal for first-generation

careers in biotechnology, biomedical

in healthcare science. The University of

college students.

science research and various medical fields

North Texas Health Science Center, the

completion of Algebra I. * Incomplete applications will not be accepted and the following documentation

University of North Texas and Tarrant

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)

County College-Trinity River partner with

The fields of science, technology,

curriculum that concentrates on math,

application prior to the December 13

the Fort Worth ISD on this dynamic school.

engineering and mathematics can open

science and technology in an exciting,

deadline:

The Academy prepares students for

up an entire new world to students.

action-oriented atmosphere

successful careers and educational futures

In conjunction with Project Lead the Way,

• Biomedical career options include:

through a full integration of high school,

TABS students learn the fundamentals of

doctor, veterinarian, EMT, forensic

college and professional experiences.

biomedical science and work with leaders

scientist, biomedical engineer,

This program does not offer UIL athletic

in the community in order to experience

biotechnician, pharmacist or

programs. Informal intramural activities

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

the importance of clinical and research

Homeland Security official

may be available based on student interest.

The goal of Early College High School is for

careers. Students are further prepared by

transferrable college credit. That is up to

world problems and applications. Students

two years of credit that could translate into will take three PLTW courses as part of a an associate’s degree, and tuition is free. OPPORTUNITIES: UP TO 60 HOUR OF COLLEGE CREDIT CERTIFICATIONS: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN

coherent sequence of biomedical courses.

• Campus organizations include: Health Occupations Students of America, student council, National Honor Society, Whiz Quiz, UIL academic teams

must be submitted with the Choices

Most recent report card.

An interview is required. Applicants will be contacted by the campus.

Please inquire about options directly at the campus.

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students to graduate with 48 to 60 hours of applying science and mathematics to real-

• Provides a rigorous, innovative


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GREEN B. T RI M BL E TECHNICA L H I G H SC H OOL

1003 W. CANNON ST. 817.815.2500

TRIMBLETECH.FWISD.ORG

Green B. Trimble Technical High School is

programs to promote community

• Auto Collision Repair

* Incomplete applications will not be

a unique Fort Worth ISD high school that

relations and real-world experiences

• Automotive Technology

accepted and the following documentation

has no attendance boundaries. Beyond

• Ability to enroll in a rigorous

• Commercial Photography

even its Gold Seal Programs of Choice,

academic program, which includes

• Computer Programming

Trimble Tech combines a recognized

Advanced Placement courses and dual

• Construction Technology &

academic program with 19 different career preparation pathways. With the Applied Learning methodology, students not only have the opportunity to expand their HS || SOC

OMAR RAMOS, PRINCIPAL

academic horizon but also learn a skill that will be in high demand as they leave

credit opportunities through Tarrant County College • Student involvement in a wide variety

Management • Education & Training • Electrical Technology

designed to nourish academic and

• Engineering

personal interests, friendships and

• Fashion Design

community service

• Financial Management & Accounting • Graphic Design & Illustration

COURSE PATHWAYS:

• Piping & Plumbing Technology

FEATURES OF TRIMBLE TECH:

• Administration & Management

• Printing & Imaging Technology

• Teamwork not only in the academic

• Animation Design

• Web Design

setting, but also through partnerships

• Architecture/Drafting

with local businesses and community

• Audio/Visual & Film

application prior to the December 13 deadline: •

Most recent report card

Essay

• Cosmetology

of extracurricular clubs and activities

high school.

must be submitted with the Choices

Limited openings for 10th grade based on student withdrawals.


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YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

MIA HALL, PRINCIPAL YWLA.FWISD.ORG

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy

The YWLA is made possible by a

(YWLA) is the Fort Worth ISD’s first

partnership between the Fort Worth ISD

Engineering & Integrated Digital Media

single-gender school, founded to meet

and the Foundation for the Education of

and Animation

the unique needs of young women

Young Women. The school is based on

by providing an outstanding college

proven models: the Ann Richards School

preparatory curriculum with an emphasis

for Young Women Leaders in Austin and

on math, science and technology.

the Young Women’s Leadership School in

The YWLA offers girls a dynamic learning

East Harlem.

necessary for success in college, career and life. Rigorous coursework, field-based exploration and personalized counseling help students transition from middle school to high school to higher education and beyond.

• UIL Volleyball, Basketball and Track & Field • Transportation provided for students residing within the District

* Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and the following documentation must be submitted with the Choices application prior to the December 13 deadline: •

Most recent report card

Hand-written essay

Teacher recommendations

• Open to high school girls in 9th and 10th grades • Focus on strengthening leadership abilities and excelling in math, science and technology • Suitable for students with a strong commitment to graduate from college • Adding a grade level each year with the first graduating class in 2016

student withdrawals.

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the intellectual and social development

• Career Strands: Bio-Mechanical

Limited openings for 10th grade based on

experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence and nurtures

401 E. 8TH STREET 817.815.2400


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DUNBA R MI DDLE S C H O O L

HOWARD ROBINSON, PRINCIPAL

2501 STALCUP RD. 817.815.3500

DUNBARMIDDLE.FWISD.ORG

MATH, SCIENCE & COMMUNICATION

• High School credit in math, science, English and foreign language

Meeting the technological challenges of the future will require a workforce that is

• Communications students learn photography skills in order to produce quality

educated in the fields of math, science, communication and technology. Students receive a full range of learning experiences to ensure their future success. The core curriculum

photographs from proper camera use to darkroom procedures • Synergistic Lab - Students are exposed to a variety of high tech equipment as

at Dunbar Middle School is accelerated and allows for enriched investigative learning

they rotate through a variety of Computer Modules: Music and Sound, Computer

in classes.

Technology, Animation, Webmaster, Digital and Graphics Design An intensive technology curriculum is provided that focuses on instruction in basic

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computing, programming, networking and the Internet. Students will be prepared for future career choices in high-demand technology areas.


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JAMES GARCIA, PRINCIPAL

J.P. ELDE R MI DDLE S C H O O L

709 NW 21 ST ST. 817.814.4100

JPELDER.FWISD.ORG

ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & ART

• Students earn “Trust Badges” for extra privileges

At J.P. Elder, project-based learning provides an opportunity for students to work with

• High school classes in algebra, English, art, Spanish, media technology, biology

a team or independently to complete professional projects in honors science, English,

and geometry

math and social studies. The school also provides some of the District’s most exciting

• Participation in UIL academic contests, Invention Convention, science and history

and educational electives at the middle school level. In CSI Crime Lab, students gather

fairs, Whiz Quiz, National Junior Honor Society, Scripps Spelling Bee, Summer

evidence to solve real-world crimes and cold cases. The Hospitality and Tourism Career Portal will provide students with the foundation for success in high school and future studies and careers in the culinary industry. This class provides laboratory and

Institute in Pre-Engineering and Summer Junior Scholars Academy • Opportunity to visit Japan in 8th grade; students from Fort Worth’s Sister City of Nagaoka, Japan, attend classes at J.P. Elder each year for a week in September

classroom instruction for exploring and practicing the introductory skills needed in items to see what’s inside. Also available are technology classes, Spanish and Japanese language classes and Junior Cadet Corp, which was honored as first in the nation. Visual arts classes are also offered, as well as impressive programs in orchestra, band, choir and mariachi.

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culinary education. In Dissections, students can examine sharks, eyeballs and other


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H A NDLEY MI DDLE S C H O O L

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY (ENVST)

The Environmental Science and Technology Academy (ENVST) offers students stimulating, hands on, project-based learning with the emphasis on 21st century technology and learning in an outdoor environment. ENVST focuses on the national core competencies in Environmental Science and Technology. Students are challenged to investigate the world in which they live, learn, and work. Through our accelerated program, students will have the opportunity to receive high MS || POC

school credit in Algebra I, English I, Biology, World Geography, Art I, and Spanish. Students will also:

CHERYL JOHNSON, PRINCIPAL

2801 PATINO ROAD 817.815.4200

HANDLEY.FWISD.ORG

• Develop college and workforce readiness skills with exposure to real-world applications, field study experiences and leadership development • Build skills needed for college and careers in environmental science, ecology, research science and various fields in science • Develop an understanding of how people influence and are influenced by their environments • Learn to create and sustain an outdoor learning environment where students will learn through what they do, what they encounter and what they discover • Collaborate with each other to solve current environmental issues through projectbased and play space learning • Participate in field study trips where they develop a scientific understanding in inquiry, data collection, leadership, reflection and cooperative learning.


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QUANDA COLLINS, PRINCIPAL

LEONA RD MI DDLE S C H O O L

8900 CHAPIN RD. 817.815.6200

LEONARD.FWISD.ORG

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME

• Encourages international-mindedness

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme at Leonard Middle

• Promotes a positive attitude toward learning by challenging students to solve

provides academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers. Eight subject groups are integrated through five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects. IB learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk-takers while being knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.

problems, show creativity and resourcefulness and participate actively in their communities • Reflects real life, revealing the connections among the subjects themselves and between the subjects and real issues • Supports the development of communication skills to encourage inquiry, understanding and language acquisition and allows student reflection and expression physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically

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• Emphasizes, through the learner profile, the development of the whole student


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MORNI NG S I DE MI DDLE S C H O O L

Morningside International Academy provides a leadership-based, academically rigorous middle school program that equips students to meet the global challenges of the 21

2751 MISSISSIPPI AVE. 817.815.8300

MORNINGSIDE.FWISD.ORG

• Model United Nations program and conference to prepare students for leadership

MORNINGSIDE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

st

century. Program strands include commerce, communication and culture where students

and active participation in a global community • Use of Renzulli, a web-based program that allows students to access their work at home and parents to review assignments

can develop skills in problem-solving, creative thinking and scholarly questioning—with

• Cultural traditions and exposure through Spanish and French language classes

a global focus.

• Partnership with the Maranatha Mission School in Arusha, Tanzania and participation

Through our college preparatory program, academically motivated students can excel in Pre-AP classes and fine arts as well as earn high school credit in algebra, English and MS || POC

ANGELE HODGES, PRINCIPAL

foreign languages. Morningside International Academy also houses a special thematic center where students engage in enrichment projects or Socratic seminars and prepare to participate as a delegate to the Model United Nations Conference held at Brookhaven College.

in Fort Worth Sister Cities International • Electives/symposiums include in-depth research, technical and work-based communication, cultural appreciation and the power of economics through Junior Achievement • Local and out-of-state field studies provide worldview learning and enrichment


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KERI FLORES, PRINCIPAL

STRI PLI NG MI DDLE S C H O O L

TEXAS ACADEMY OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PREPARATORY

The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Preparatory (TABS Prep) program paves the

2100 CLOVER LN. 817.815.1300

STRIPLING.FWISD.ORG

• Builds skills needed for college and careers in biotechnology, forensics, biomedical science research and various medical fields

way for students interested in higher education and careers in the healthcare workplace

• Opportunities for participation on athletic and academic teams

or medical research. The University of North Texas Health Science Center, the University

• Enrichment provided by a wide variety of electives, including Medical Dissection,

of North Texas and Tarrant County College-Trinity River are partners with this dynamic program. TABS Prep students will be given priority in the application process into the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS) High School, an early-college high school program.

college through high expectations and academic challenges. The students will receive

• Provides rigorous, innovative curriculum that concentrates on Pre-AP/honors math and science • Exciting, action-oriented atmosphere • Offers high school credit classes in Biology, Algebra, Geometry, English I, Art I and Spanish • Prepares students to meet and exceed state averages in test performance

individual counseling for transitioning from middle school to high school and preparing

* Incoming 7th and 8th graders must attend a 1-week summer program in connection with the

for college and career. They will also develop a broad range of social and leadership

UNT Health Science Center and TCC-Trinity River Campus prior to attending TABS Prep.

skills. Research shows that most students who are prepared for high school will also be prepared for college. TABS Prep engages students in those critical middle school years, leading the way for success in high school, college and life.

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TABS Prep students gain a clear understanding of how to succeed in high school and

Medical Forensics, Junior Cadet Corp, AVID, Band, Orchestra and Theatre Arts


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PRE-ENGINEERING IN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY & BROADCAST JOURNALISM

Pre-Engineering in Petroleum Technology and Broadcast Journalism will expose students to project-based experiences in both fields. Our motto will be “Develop,

WEDGWOOD 6 TH KELLI TAULTON, PRINCIPAL

WEDGWOOD MIDDLE VALENCIA RHINES, PRINCIPAL

4212 BELDEN 817.814.8300

3909 WILKIE WAY 817.814.8200

WEDGWOOD6.FWISD.ORG

WEDGWOOD.FWISD.ORG

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• Experiences and creation of campus-wide announcements and other publications such as the campus newsletters and yearbook in a computer lab (Broadcast Journalism)

Guide and Prepare.”

• Experiences in technical writing to be used in projects throughout all content areas

Pre-Engineering in Petroleum Technology will consist of a course track that includes

• Field-based experiences and culminating projects

guiding students through rigorous college readiness classes. Students in Pre-

• Access to the free after school activities in the Clayton Yes! program

Engineering will take a course track that includes Accelerated Math 6-8, Accelerated

• Access to the AVID Program

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(Pre-Engineering)

Science 6-7, Algebra I and Biology. Both programs will prepare students for future careers and for Programs of Choice at Southwest High School.

WEDGWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

• Access to high school credit in math, science and English I (Required for Pre-Engineering)

Broadcast Journalism students will create products within their track to display an understanding of their field using in and out of classroom experiences. Students in

• Create campus-wide video announcements, campus newsletters and yearbook publication in a technology lab (Broadcast Journalism)

Broadcast Journalism will take a course track that exposes them to production videos,

• Field-based experiences and culminating projects

video announcements and the creation of communication products such as yearbook or

• Access to the free after school activities in the Clayton Yes! program

writing for the school website.

• Access to the AVID Program


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JOYCELYN BARNETT, PRINCIPAL

W I LLI AM J AM E S MI DDLE S C H O O L

COLLEGE READINESS ACADEMY

The William James College Readiness Academy is committed to providing a stimulating

1101 NASHVILLE AVE. 817.814.0200

WILLIAMJAMES.FWISD.ORG

• Challenging electives include Robotics, Introduction to Engineering, Cultural Studies and Junior Cadet Core

and challenging learning environment in order to prepare students for the world

• Top awards in area, state and national competitions in math, science, art and music

ahead. Classes are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. William James offers an

• Two full years of Spanish, French and AP Spanish

excellent opportunity for students to explore the world of engineering. A state-of-the-

• High school credit available for Algebra I, Geometry, English and foreign languages

art engineering center for problem-based engineering studies is the primary work area for investigations. Students work with engineering principles and designs, construct prototypes, explore with gadgets and test materials. Students are challenged to develop solutions to open-ended problems that develop out-of-the-box thinking. MS || POC


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APPLI ED L EAR NI NG ACADEMY

ALICE BUCKLEY, PRINCIPAL

7060 CAMP BOWIE BLVD. 817.815.5500

APPLIEDLEARNINGACADEMY.FWISD.ORG

The Applied Learning Academy is a 6th to 8th grade campus where the approach to

• Advanced courses available in art, math, English and Spanish

education encourages children to both learn independently and become team members

• Academic teaming to strengthen collaboration between grade level teachers

in a stimulating environment with strong links to the community. Applied learning is

• Use of Renzulli web-based program where students are able to access work at home

based on the belief that, to be relevant, learning must apply to career and life situations.

for independent research • Classroom collaboration with the Botanic Gardens, BRIT, Cowgirl Museum, local

The Academy promotes critical thinking, creativity and collaboration working with businesses and organizations outside of the classroom. These hands-on, real-world projects reinforce classroom teaching. The leadership and social skills the students MS || SOC

experience will better prepare them for future career choices.

businesses, professionals and artists


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JANNA BENNETT, PRINCIPAL

COMO MONTESSORI

4001 LITTLEPAGE 817.815.7200

COMOMONTESSORI.FWISD.ORG

Como Montessori Middle School provides a strong, challenging academic program.

• Partnership between middle and elementary students to enhance learning

Its uniqueness comes from the personal and social empowerment of the students that

• Advanced courses for high school credit available in algebra, art, English

broadens their social skills, strengthens their leadership qualities and develops their individual learning styles. Students play an active role in establishing a positive school community through peer-tutoring and helping to facilitate school activities. Montessori students take responsibility for their learning and learn to make appropriate choices. A Montessori education prepares a child for life.

and Spanish • Use of Renzulli Learning, allowing students home access via the web to guide and facilitate independent learning • Opportunities for participation in academic clubs such as Whiz Quiz, UIL Number Sense and Math Competition, Yearbook and CMS Steppers • Classes in photography, band and choir • Outdoor Learning Environment integrated into the curriculum history fairs, Leader Kids and Middle School Leadership Conference

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• Participation in University Interscholastic League, community service, science and


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SUSAN WADE, PRINCIPAL

DAGGETT MONTESSORI

801 W. JESSAMINE ST. 817.814.6300

DAGGETTMONTESSORI.FWISD.ORG

Daggett Montessori Middle School provides a safe, nurturing environment that fosters

THE DAGGETT MONTESSORI LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS CHARACTERIZED BY:

responsibility, leadership, personal development and scholarly behavior. Focusing on

• High school level classes in art, math, English and Spanish

multi-year, long-term student/staff relationships, while providing a rigorous and relevant

• Opportunities to mentor elementary students and participate in Student Council,

curriculum, results in outstanding student achievement. Daggett Montessori 8 graders

National Junior Honor Society, UIL competitions, Whiz Quiz, science and history

routinely earn among the highest PSAT scores in Fort Worth ISD. Daggett Montessori

fairs, Geography Bee and Spelling Bee

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prepares students for high school and beyond by creating self-directed, life-long learners.

• Opportunities for participation in academic clubs such as Whiz Quiz, UIL Number Sense and Math Competition and yearbook • Science studies at Botanic Gardens

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• Beautiful campus Outdoor Learning Environment • Elementary/middle school partnership opportunities that provide enhanced learning • Use of Renzulli web-based program that allows students home access for enrichment and independent research


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WORLD LANGUAGES INSTITUTE

GUADALUPE BARRETO, PRINCIPAL

OPENING FALL 2014 1066 W. MAGNOLIA AVE

GUADALUPE.BARRETO@FWISD.ORG

Fort Worth ISD’s World Languages Institute (WLI) is the first secondary school to open its

• Pre-AP Courses

doors to students from the Spanish Immersion and Dual Language Enrichment programs,

• French, Latin, and other languages, depending upon interest

as well as students who are interested in pursuing careers with an international focus.

• Exploratory Language Course • Language and Culture Around the World

WLI students will continue their study of Spanish and English by taking courses in both

• Clubs, including Chess, Debate, Theater, Dance, Instrumental Music and Choir (Non UIL)

languages, and they will have the opportunity to begin the study of a third or fourth

This program does not offer UIL athletic or music programs. Informal intramural activities may

language. Students will graduate from WLI multilingual and multicultural – a perfect

be available based on student interest. Please inquire about options directly at the campus.

match for the marketplace that awaits them. Eligibility requirements include:

students for careers of the future across the globe. The multilingual staff, the students and their parents, together with the community, will follow a path of academic excellence while developing the leaders of tomorrow’s world. The World Languages Institute will provide:

bilingual, speaking English and one other language

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the desire to learn a third language

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meet criteria standards

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Intensive language study and a rigorous academic curriculum will equip multilingual

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YOUNG ME N’ S LEADERS H I P ACADEMY

RODNEY WHITE, PRINCIPAL

5100 WILLIE 817.815.3400

YMLA.FWISD.ORG

The Young Men’s Leadership Academy (YMLA) is the District’s first single-gender school

The primary objective of the Young Men’s Leadership Academy is to prepare young men

for boys. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy will nurture the “whole” child to ensure

for lives of responsibility and leadership in a globally competitive world. The students

each student is successful in the classroom and in life. Our goal is to provide the

who graduate from the Young Men’s Leadership Academy will uphold the values of

education for young men to achieve their promise as students and as

courage, honor and acceptance of responsibility for their actions. The Young Men’s

community leaders.

Leadership Academy is committed to training the leaders of tomorrow who will change their communities, the nation and the world.

The Academy offers students a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that begins in 6th grade. As a college preparatory school, the YMLA has a varied curriculum aimed at MS || SOC

helping students acquire knowledge and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in order to be successful in and out of the classroom.

* Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and the following documentation must be submitted with the Choices application prior to the December 13 deadline: •

Most recent report card

Hand-written essay

Teacher recommendations


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YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

MIA HALL, PRINCIPAL

401 E. 8TH STREET 817.815.2400

YWLA.FWISD.ORG

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) is Fort Worth ISD’s first single-gender

• Open to middle school girls in grade levels 6th through 8th

school for girls, founded to meet the unique needs of young women by providing an

• Focus on strengthening leadership abilities and excelling in math, science

outstanding college preparatory curriculum with an emphasis on math, science and

and technology

technology. The YWLA offers girls a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical

• Suitable for students with a strong commitment to graduate from college

thinking, inspires confidence and nurtures the intellectual and social development

• Adding a grade level each year with the first 12th grade class to graduate in 2016

necessary for success in college, career and life. Rigorous coursework, field-based exploration and personalized counseling help students transition from middle school to high school and to higher education and beyond.

Leaders in Austin and the Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem.

submitted with the Choices application prior to the December 13 deadline: •

Most recent report card

Hand-written essay

Teacher recommendations

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The school is based on proven models: the Ann Richards School for Young Women

* Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and the following documentation must be


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BURTON H I L L ELEMENTARY

TAMERA DUGAN, PRINCIPAL

519 BURTON HILL RD. 817.815.1400

BURTONHILL.FWISD.ORG

SPANISH IMMERSION ACADEMY

Applications are accepted only from incoming K-1 students for whom Spanish is not the

The Spanish Immersion Academy opens the door to the Spanish language and to the

primary language. Students may apply to attend the Academy at either Burton Hill or

world. This innovative program affords students the opportunity to become bilingual,

Morningside elementary schools.

bi-literate and bicultural citizens of a global society. In primary grades, the curriculum is taught in Spanish for 90 percent of the school day. The amount of English gradually

• Utilizes Spanish to interact in various cultural situations

increases, until 80 percent of the class day is conducted in Spanish in the third grade.

• Advanced levels of second language proficiency

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• Demonstrates greater problem-solving abilities Core content knowledge and skills are taught in Spanish and reinforced through

• Enhanced literacy abilities in both English and Spanish

attention to linguistic development. Research-based strategies are used by specially

• Increases college preparedness and career opportunities

trained teachers proficient in both Spanish and English.


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CASSANDRA MORRIS-SURLES, PRINCIPAL

C OMO ELEMENTARY

4000 HORNE 817.815.6500

COMO.FWISD.ORG

B SHARP MUSIC PROGRAM

for themselves and act responsibly toward others. • • The orchestra Academic is acceleration the perfect tool for

Como Elementary Lions will roar to success in their school’s unique B Sharp Music

teaching these traits.

program, which fosters music instruction and academic achievement. The program contains a school day element plus an after school element. During the school day, music is integrated through the core curriculum and specialized music instruction. But it is the after school enrichment part of the program that sets the stage for excellence. It provides students with 10 hours of music each week and four hours of grade-level tutoring.

Visiting artists, master classes

field trips Instruction during the free after school part of theand program includes musicianship, • percussion, choir and orchestra, as well as ongoing instruction on a student-selected • Active support from leading Fort instrument of the orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass, trumpet, euphonium, horn, flute, Worth arts and academic foundations clarinet, oboe or bassoon). B Sharp is an El Sistema-inspired youth orchestra program. El • Field trips Sistema, begun in Venezuela in 1975, has a proven track record of transforming the lives • Opportunities for students to perform of children through music. in the Como and Fort Worth music community

in Tarrant County. But the mission of B Sharp is not only to create young musicians,

THE B SHARP MUSIC PROGRAM PROVIDES:

but also to teach them to appreciate their self-worth and importance, be accountable

• Group lessons taught by professional musicians • Music curriculum and repertoire that builds confidence in performance and instrument proficiency • Instruction in reading music • Performing in both small ensembles and orchestra

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Since its inception, B Sharp has developed the only elementary public school orchestra

promoted campus-wide • •


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MORNI NG S I DE ELEMENTARY

RONNITA CARRIDINE, PRINCIPAL

2601 EVANS AVE. 817.814.0600

MORNINGSIDEELEMENTARY.FWISD.ORG

SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS & TECHNOLOGY

SPANISH IMMERSION ACADEMY

The Morningside Science, Mathematics and Technology Program focuses on real-life

The Spanish Immersion Academy opens the door to the Spanish language and to the

applications of earth, life and physical sciences while emphasizing the in-depth study

world. This innovative program affords students the opportunity to become bilingual,

of mathematics infused with technology. This program is designed to stimulate interest,

bi-literate and bicultural citizens of a global society. In primary grades, the curriculum

awareness and understanding of the world in which we live. Students are provided the

is taught in Spanish for 90 percent of the school day. The amount of English gradually

opportunity to learn and achieve through hands-on, investigative problem solving tasks

increases, until 80 percent of the class day is conducted in Spanish in the third grade.

and independent study skills.

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Core content knowledge and skills are taught in Spanish and reinforced through Extensive science and mathematics applications are investigated through the on-campus

attention to linguistic development. Research-based strategies are used by specially

botanical garden and greenhouse. Community partnerships with a variety of businesses

trained teachers proficient in both Spanish and English.

and ecology societies allow students to have real-world interactions within their academic studies. Morningside students work on all areas of curriculum at advanced

Applications are accepted only from incoming K-1 students for whom Spanish is not the

levels. Project-based studies allow students to investigate complex tasks based on

primary language. Students may apply to attend the Academy at either Burton Hill or

challenging questions or problems that involve the students’ problem solving, decision

Morningside elementary schools.

making, investigative skills and reflection.


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ALICE CARLSON APPLIE D LEARNING C E NTE R

JEANNIE ROBINSON, PRINCIPAL

3320 W. CANTEY ST. 817.815.5700

ALICECARLSONALC.FWISD.ORG

The applied learning approach encourages children to be independent learners while

and community. Students also receive instruction by certified specialists in music, art,

working as members of a team to apply classroom learning to new situations. In addition

computers and physical education.

to team work, an applied learning education emphasizes: •

Communication skills, especially writing

Awareness of positive complex behavior such as problem-solving

• School-wide discipline model is based on positive discipline and peer mediation that encourages student responsibility • Assessment system that utilizes nationally benchmarked standards, rubrics and

Applied Learning students work with businesses and organizations outside the classrooms to complete hands-on, real-world, child-centered projects within authentic learning situations.

particular interest, participate in fine arts and provide volunteer service to the school

Gardens, University Baptist Church and Texas Master Gardeners • Computer lab and laptop computer cart for student use • Outdoor Learning Environment for science observations, projects and experiments

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Carlson’s enrichment program provides opportunities for students to study areas of

criteria charts, parent-child-teacher conferences and portfolio presentations • Partnerships with the Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Christian University, REAL School


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C OMO MONTESS O R I

4001 LITTLEPAGE 817.815.7200

COMOMONTESSORI.FWISD.ORG

Como Montessori, a kindergarten through 8th grade program, is a unique and innovative

THE MONTESSORI LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS CHARACTERIZED BY:

learning community based on the highly successful theories and principles of Maria

• Montessori Foundations: teach concretely before moving to abstraction in a prepared

Montessori. The primary focus of a Montessori program is to successfully prepare children to live in a multicultural society by offering all students quality instruction. Montessori-trained teachers work within a challenging curriculum as they guide and motivate students to experience the joy of learning. Como Montessori provides a strong, challenging academic program. Its uniqueness comes from the personal and social empowerment of the students that broadens their ES || SOC

JANNA BENNETT, PRINCIPAL

social skills, strengthens their leadership qualities and develops their individual learning styles. Montessori students take responsibility for their learning and make appropriate choices. A Montessori education prepares a child for life.

environment; move at the child’s pace based on teacher observation • Multi-aged, heterogeneous grouping of students (K, 1/2/3, 4/5, 6 and 7/8) that encourages cooperative learning through peer teaching and social interaction • Diverse set of materials, activities and experiences that are designed to foster physical, intellectual, creative and social independence • Personal development in the areas of time management, personal responsibility and community service • Allows for large blocks of time to problem-solve, experience the interdisciplinary connections of knowledge and create new ideas • Leadership opportunities include mentoring, tutoring and providing leadership and community service for the entire school


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DAGGETT MONTES S O R I

SUSAN WADE, PRINCIPAL

801 W. JESSAMINE ST. 817.814.6300

DAGGETTMONTESSORI.FWISD.ORG

Daggett Montessori offers a kindergarten through 8th grade program based on the highly

THE MONTESSORI LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS CHARACTERIZED BY:

successful Montessori philosophy and methodology. Montessori-trained teachers guide

• Three cornerstones: teacher observation, the prepared environment and cultivation

the child’s natural love of learning in a carefully prepared environment where beauty and orderliness are emphasized. Multi-grade classrooms allow students to learn through reinforcement and peer interaction, while the use of work plans emphasizes time management and responsibility. As students work through the challenging, enriched curriculum, the unique individuality of each child is respected and appreciated. Daggett Montessori boasts a safe and warm campus where students move about via the are characteristics of this unique setting. Beautifying the campus are several gardens,

• Multi-aged, multi-graded, heterogeneous grouping of students (after kindergarten, classrooms consist of 1st/2nd/3rd grade students, then 4th/5th) with individual, small group and whole class lessons and activities • Large blocks of uninterrupted time that provide opportunities for depth and complexity of work and enhance critical thinking skills • Enriched, challenging curriculum accompanied by a diverse set of Montessori materials that provide opportunities to explore and research in the areas of geometry, algebra, geography, science, history, technology, zoology and botany • Opportunities to participate in University Interscholastic League, Invention

cared for by students who are learning responsibility and participating hands-on in the

Convention, science and history fairs, Whiz Quiz, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee,

science of life.

Student Council, National Junior Honor Society and the Renzulli Learning System

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campus courtyard. A welcoming and fun library, outdoor pavilion and open green space

of the inner discipline of the child


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RI VERSI DE APPL I E D LEA RNI NG C E NT E R

RUDYRUDY VALDEZ VALDEZ, PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL

3600 FOSSIL DR.DR. 3600 FOSSIL 817.815.5800 817.815.5800

RIVERSIDEALC.FWISD.ORG HTTP://SCHOOLS.FWISD.ORG/RIVERSIDEALC

Riverside Applied Learning Center (RALC) implements applied learning strategies to help

RALC utilizes the talents and contributions of staff, parents and community members

students become independent thinkers and team players who work together to problem-

for students to become self-directed, creative and innovative problem solvers. Using

solve and create real-life products and services. In addition to team work, an applied

the District’s Curriculum Frameworks as the basis for instruction, RALC students have

learning education emphasizes:

multiple opportunities for hands-on learning to participate in a variety of projects and

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Communication skills, especially writing

to complete authentic work.

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Awareness of positive complex behavior such as problem-solving • Ballet Folklorico de Estrellas, chess and basketball clubs

Through real-world connections, students comprehend the value of what they’re learning ES || SOC

and how they can affect the community and world. Considered to be a gem by many, RALC prides itself in producing independent life-long learners.

• Use of Renzulli Learning System, a web-based program that allows students to access their work at home for independent research • Annual Curriculum Festival to highlight student learning • Promotes diversity, creativity and risk-taking • Students receive a narrative report card as well as numerical grades


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