Benchmark 1

      Admissions and enrollment

      • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences admits about 100 students a year. Everything from application to acceptance to the school is handled by the Fort Worth Independent School District, with no decisions being made at the school level. Students are accepted through a lottery system run by the district.

        District policy

        Campus policy

        The school's admission policy is located in the Gold Seal Choices Catalog. This digital catalog is provided on the Fort Worth ISD website at the link below. It is available in English and Spanish.

      Recruitment and communication

      • Recruitment plan

        • Week of Oct. 4: Families will be informed of mini expos via social media and school and district websites. Brochures will be posted on school and district websites.
        • Oct. 19-Nov. 3: Mini expos in district middle schools
        • Nov. 5-6: Choices Expo for families
        • Nov. 5: Application available on Fort Worth ISD website
        • Nov. 11: TABS Open House
        • Mid-November: Ongoing recruiting events
        • Dec. 12: Application closes
        • Jan. 6-7: Program lottery
        • Jan. 10-12: Roster and registration spreadsheets provided to campuses
        • Jan. 14: Parents notified of lottery results via email
        • Jan. 14-28: Registration window
        • Feb. 7: Late application opens
        • June: Summer Bridge

        Detailed timeline of recruitment events

        Action Audience Responsible party Method Date Resources
        Contact with schools with high at-risk populations Principals and counselors Postsecondary success specialist Email


        Link to admissions site

        PDF version of brochures

        Breakthrough Fort Worth with Fort Worth Country Day (tentative) Prospective students Postsecondary success specialist In-person November Link to admissions site
        Open House Families of eighth- and ninth-graders Administration and postsecondary success specialist In-person Nov. 8  
        Advertising banner on TABS website Public at large Postsecondary success specialist Web Nov. 5-Dec. 12 Link to admissions site
        Gold Seal Programs of Choice webinar Families of eighth- and ninth-graders Postsecondary success specialist Zoom Dec. 2  

        Communication plan

        • Posts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms
        • News outlets, both televised and in print
        • Information posted to FWISD and TABS websites
        • Automated phone call-outs
        • Direct outreach
        • Brochures with information about the school will be sent to students who attend middle schools with high at-risk populations.


      • English