ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & ART
At J.P. Elder, project-based learning provides an opportunity for students to work with a team or independently to complete professional projects in honors science, English, math and social studies. The school also provides some of the District’s most exciting and educational electives at the middle school level. In CSI Crime Lab, students gather evidence to solve real-world crimes and cold cases. A Pre-Law class is taught by a member of the Texas State Bar and allows students to discover how the U.S. legal system works. In Dissections, students can examine sharks, eyeballs and other 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.
- Students earn "Trust Badges" for extra privileges
- High school classes in algebra, English, art, Spanish, media technology, biology and geometry
- Participation in UIL academic contests, Invention Convention, science and history fairs, Whiz Quiz, National Junior Honor Society, Scripps Spelling Bee, Summer 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