FWISD NOW OFFERS THREE PROGRAMS OF CHOICE
Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth Independent School District now offers three new Programs of Choice for interested students.
Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS)
The Fort Worth Independent School District is offering a new program that will focus on the biomedical sciences.
The initiative is called the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences. The academy will prepare students for degree programs and careers in biotechnology, biomedical science research and medical fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 30 percent growth in health services professions by 2014.
The academy is expected to begin offering courses in the new program to 100 ninth-graders in August 2010. Enrollment is expected to grow to more than 400 students in grades nine through 12 by 2013. Applications for the first class of ninth-graders are now being accepted. For application information, go to www.fwisd.org/choice or contact Fort Worth ISD’s office of High School Redesign at 817-871-2726.
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA)
Fort Worth ISD’s first single-gender school will open its doors in August 2010 to 150 sixth and seventh graders. YWLA offers girls a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence and nurtures the intellectual and social development necessary for success in college, career and life.
The YWLA meets the needs of young women by providing:
- An outstanding college preparatory curriculum with emphasis on math, science and technology
- Extensive leadership development
- Field-based exploration
This academy is open to all girls who desire to strengthen their leadership abilities, excel in math, science and technology and who make a commitment to graduate from college.
Applications are available on the District’s Web site at www.fwisd.org/choice. For more information, contact Principal Mia Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Academy of Petroleum Engineering and Technology (SAPET)
Working with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) the Fort Worth ISD a high-energy “school within a school” that focuses students to:
- Participate in rigorous science, math and technology coursework
- Work alongside professionals in the engineering, energy and petroleum field
- Improve their teamwork, leadership and critical-thinking skills
Academy students will graduate fully prepared for college or the energy related workplace, where they can pursue careers such as chemical, graphic or computer engineering, geology and computer science.
Industry experts provide extra training for SAPET teachers in Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. The IPAA also brings engineers into the classroom to mentor students and share special insights. Field trips include visits to production sites where students see how their lessons apply in the professional world.
Applications are available on the District’s Web site at www.fwisd.org/choice. For more information contact the office of High School Redesign at 817-871-2726.