• FWISD offers several Gold Seal Schools of Choice with various areas of focus at different grade levels. These College and Career Readiness School Models offer a smaller learning community of students with similar interests, all of whom were assigned to the campus through the Choices application process.

    Fort Worth ISD's College and Career Readiness School Models are state-designated Early College High Schools and Pathways to Technology Early College High Schools.


    The goal of Early College High Schools (ECHS) is for students to graduate with 60+ hours of transferable college credit. Students have the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree along with their high school diploma – tuition-free – saving families thousands of dollars in college costs.
    ECHS provides a small, personalized community offering a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that engages students as it prepares them for high-skilled and high-demand careers.
    Although many high schools across the nation offer concurrent and dual-enrollment opportunities, those programs traditionally serve the highest-achieving students of their class. The ECHS programs will target all students entering the ninth grade. Priority is given to students from traditionally underrepresented student groups as identified by the Texas Education Agency Early College High School Blueprint – Benchmark 1.

    Our Designated Early College High Schools:

    Marine Creek Collegiate High School

    Texas Academy of Biomedical Science

     


    ECHS Collegiate Academy Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma – tuition-free – in what is considered a “school within a school.”
    Students enjoy a traditional high school campus with access to traditional high school offerings, including UIL athletics and activities.

    Our Designated and Planning ECHS Collegiate Academies:

    O.D. Wyatt Collegiate Academy

    Dunbar Collegiate Academy

    South West High School Collegiate Academy (PLANNING YEAR)

     


     Pathways to Technology Early College High School (PTECH) students also have the opportunity to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma – tuition-free.  In addition to the opportunities offered through Early College High School, P-TECH schools provide work-based learning experiences at every grade level by establishing agreements with industry partners. Through internships and apprenticeships, students may earn credentials such as licenses and certificates aligned to their chosen pathway.
    Opportunities available to students participating in a P-TECH school: 1. Students will learn employment and career expectations firsthand through relationships forged with industry partners. 2. Students will earn both college hours and industry certifications in their chosen P-TECH pathway. 3. Students will visit industry partner job sites and work directly with industry representatives while in high school.

    Our Designated Pathways in Technology Early College High School:

    Tarrant County College South / FWISD Collegiate High School

     


    PTECH Collegiate Academy students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma – tuition-free – in what is considered a “school within a school.” Students enjoy a traditional high school campus with access to traditional high school offerings, including UIL athletics and activities.
    In addition to the opportunities offered through Early College High School, P-TECH Collegiate Academies provide work-based learning experiences at every grade level by establishing agreements with industry partners. Through internships and apprenticeships, students may earn credentials such as licenses and certificates aligned to their chosen pathway.
    Opportunities available to students participating in a P-TECH Collegiate Academy: 1. Students will learn employment and career expectations firsthand through relationships forged with industry partners. 2. Students will earn both college hours and industry certifications in their chosen P-TECH pathway. 3. Students will visit industry partner job sites and have industry representatives as guest speakers.

    Planning Year Schools:

    Polytechnic Collegiate Academy (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL- Education Pathway)

    Trimble Tech Collegiate Academy (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL- Manufacturing Pathway)

    Dunbar Collegiate Academy (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL- Manufacturing Pathway)

    North Side Collegiate Academy (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL- Health Science Pathway)

    Eastern Hills Collegiate Academy (P-TECH Academy PLANNING YEAR SCHOOL IT/Cybersecurity Pathway)