The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS) paves the way for students interested in higher education and careers in healthcare science. The University of North Texas Health Science Center, the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College-Trinity River partners with the Fort Worth ISD on this dynamic school. The Academy prepares students for successful careers and educational futures through a full integration of high school, college and professional experiences.
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
The goal of Early College High School is for students to graduate with 48 to 60 hours of transferrable college credit. That is up to two years of credit that could translate into an associate’s degree, and tuition is free. Students enjoy being a part of a small, personalized learning community in a program that is ideal for first-generation college students.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics can open up an entire new world to students. In conjunction with Project Lead the Way, TABS students learn the fundamentals of biomedical science and work with leaders in the community in order to experience the importance of clinical and research careers. Students are further prepared by applying science and mathematics to real-world problems and applications. Students will take three PLTW courses as part of a coherent sequence of biomedical courses.
FEATURES OF TABS:
- Builds skills needed for college and careers in biotechnology, biomedical science research and various medical fields
- Provides a rigorous, innovative curriculum that concentrates on math, science and technology in an exciting, action-oriented atmosphere
- Biomedical career options include: doctor, veterinarian, EMT, forensic scientist, biomedical engineer, biotechnician, pharmacist or Homeland Security official
- Campus organizations include: HOSA, student council, NHS, Whiz Quiz, UIL academic teams
OPPORTUNITIES: UP TO 60 HOUR OF COLLEGE CREDIT
CERTIFICATIONS: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN
Algebra 1 is a pre-requisite for this campus. Entering 9th graders must submit proof of completion of Algebra I.
* Incomplete applications will not be accepted and the following documentation must be submitted with the Choices application prior to the January 11 deadline:
- TABS Early College High School application
- Bacterial meningitis immunization record
- Most recent report card.
This program does not offer UIL athletic or music programs. Informal intramural activities may be available based on student interest. Please inquire about options directly at the campus.