• Campus profile

    Updated for the 2020-2021 school year

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    Who we are

    Founded in 2011, the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences is a public Early College High School dedicated to educating students who have expressed interest in biomedical-related careers and areas of study. The school admits about 100 students a year through a lottery system. At TABS, students receive real-world and hands-on instruction in a blended setting that mixes high school and college courses. In every program and classroom, TABS encourages academic rigor and student development in language, culture, knowledge and responsibility

  • About Early College High School

    The goal of Early College High School is for students to graduate with up to 60 hours of transferable college credit. Students attend courses on Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus, and tuition and books are free. They are part of a small program that is ideal for first-generation and at-risk students, as well as those of low socioeconomic status. TABS students can earn an associate of arts or associate of science degrees.

Related accomplishments

  • College readiness exam results

    Advanced Placement

    In 2020, students took a total of 193 A.P. exams in 10 courses. The average score was a 2.6, with 49 percent of exams scoring a 3 or higher.

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  • Contact information

    300 Trinity Campus Circle

    TRWF Fourth Floor

    Fort Worth, Texas 76102

    Office: 817-515-1660

    Fax: 817-515-1699


    CEEB code


    Key staff

    Jack Henson, principal

    Andy Smith, assistant principal

    Tammy Asbury, counselor

    Sandra Muñoz, counselor

    Brian Wooddell, post-secondary success specialist

    Mission statement

    The mission of the Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences is to provide students from the greater Fort Worth area with a rigorous curriculum in an early college environment, demands of a career in biomedical sciences, and to promote experiences associated with those careers.

    Enrollment profile

    Grades 9-12

    Total enrollment: 360

    Economically disadvantaged: 62.2%

    Race and ethnicity

    Hispanic: 67%

    African-American: 15.8%

    White: 11.5%

    Asian: 3%

    Two or more/other: 2.7%

PSAT/NMSQT October 2019 (class of 2021)

SAT School Day Test 2020 (class of 2021)

Certifications and career pathways

  • Biomedical science

  • Central sterilization technician

  • Patient care technician

  • Pharmacy technician

  • 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Points of pride

    • 2020 National Blue Ribbon School
    • 2019 TEA accountability rating: 98 percent
    • State academic achievements in science, mathematics and English language arts
    • Ranked No. 62 among Texas high schools and No. 393 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
    • State HOSA qualifiers: 43
    • Four students sent to HOSA International Leadership Conference.

    Class of 2020

    • Graduation rate: 100 percent
    • TSI passing rate: 99 percent
    • Patient care certifications: 5
    • $5.8 million in scholarship offers

Advanced courses

  • Pre-A.P. and honors courses

  • Honors Project Lead the Way courses

  • A.P. courses

  • Dual-credit courses

  • Advanced Academic Immersion

  • Class of 2020 grade point average and class rank

    Percentage breakdown

    92 graduates

    • Top 5 percent have a GPA of 4.64 or higher
    • Top 10 percent have a GPA of 4.6 or higher
    • Top 25 percent have a GPA of 4.45 or higher

    Post-high school plans

    • Four-year university: 91 percent
    • Two-year college or trade school: 3 percent
    • Military or employment: 2 percent
    • Undecided or gap year: 3 percent

    Note: The Fort Worth Independent School District ranks all graduates. Transcripts with ranking information omitted are available upon request.

  • Grading scale

    The Fort Worth Independent School District categorizes and weights courses as Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. Tier I includes Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses. Tier II includes pre-A.P. and honors courses. Tier III consists of any course not in Tier I or Tier II. This is generally referred to as an “on-level” course.