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 outline

        • Early October: Families will be informed of mini expos via social media and school and district websites. Brochures will be posted on school and district websites.
        • October and November: Mini expos for eighth-graders
        • Nov. 4 and 5: Choices Expo for families
        • Nov 5: Application available on Fort Worth ISD website
        • Nov. 7: TABS Open House
        • November: Ongoing recruiting events
        • Jan. 6: Application closes
        • Mid-January: Program lottery
        • Mid-January: Roster and registration spreadsheets provided to campuses
        • Mid-January: Parents notified of lottery results via email
        • Late January: Registration window
        • Early February: 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 Prospective students Postsecondary success specialist In-person Oct. 19 Link to admissions site
        Open House Families of eighth- and ninth-graders Administration and postsecondary success specialist In-person Nov. 7  
        Advertising banner on TABS website Public at large Postsecondary success specialist Web November and December Link to admissions site
        Gold Seal Programs of Choice webinar Families of eighth- and ninth-graders Postsecondary success specialist Zoom Nov. 29  


        Communication plan

        • Posts on social media platforms
        • Releases to news outlets
        • Information posted to FWISD and TABS websites
        • Automated phone call-outs
        • Direct outreach


      • English