Benchmark 1: school design

      IHE leadership meetings

      Board presentation

      • Valid for the 2023-2024 school year

      Strategic priorities

      • Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences’ strategic priorities for 2023-2024 include:

        • Maintain the percentage of Grade 12 students attaining at least one CCMR indicator at 100 percent by May 2024.
        • Maintain a high number of student and parent engagement activities during and outside of regular school hours, as evidenced by parent participation in 10 or more events by May 2024.
        • Increase the percentage of ninth- and 10th-grade students who meet the grade-level benchmark in reading on PSAT from 76 percent in 2022-2023 to 81 percent by May 2024.
        • Increase the percentage of ninth- and 10th-grade students who meet the grade level benchmark in mathematics on PSAT from 44 percent to 49 percent by May 2024.
        • Care for the social and emotional wellbeing of all students.

      IHE partnership

      • Roles and responsibilities

        The following list shows the roles and responsibilities of the joint Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences-Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus committee.

        • Candace McGowan: TCC director of academic affairs, educational partnerships
          • Acts as committee co-chair
        • Jack Henson: TABS principal
          • Acts as committee co-chair
        • Latika Davis: TCC coordinator of dual credit
          • Addresses front-line college obstacles for TABS students
        • [Position vacant]: TCC senior office assistant
          • Records meeting minutes and assists with logistics. Acts as communication liaison
        • Angela Hall: TCC coordinator of health services
          • Advocates for student health and safety and the integration of TABS students into TCC student life
        • Phillip Anderson: TABS assistant principal
          • Oversees testing and textbooks and supervises students.
        • Brian Wooddell: TABS post-secondary success specialist
          • Recruits students, coordinates programs of study, organizes TSI testing and evaluates program effectiveness
        • Tammy Asbury: TABS counselor to grades 11 and 12
          • Oversees student schedules in partnership with TCC, monitors student success and advocates for students
        • Sandra Muñoz: TABS counselor to grades 9 and 10
          • Oversees student academic plans, monitors student success and advocates for students

      ECHS leader/IHE liaison meetings

      Mentor/induction program plans

      • Fort Worth ISD New Teacher Academy

        The district's New Teacher Academy is an onboarding program for those new to the district. Find out more here.

        Campus-based initiatives

        September – May

        New teachers will meet at least twice a month with their departments or those teaching in a similar content area in order to plan. This should allow the teacher to:

        • Teach to the rigorous standards expected at TABS;
        • Evaluate impact of instruction on student performance;
        • Use student and classroom achievement data for planning and curriculum;
        • Design instruction to meet specific learning needs; and
        • Contribute to a positive school culture.

        January – May

        Once every three weeks—for a total of six observations—new teachers will be partnered with experienced teachers or staff leaders to observe peers and discuss best practices and strategies for the classroom.

      Training plan

      • District-level training

        The Fort Worth Independent School District provides a wide array of professional learning opportunities throughout the year. More information can be found here.

        Campus-level training for 2023-2024

        Aug. 7, 2023

         Time Session
        08:30-08:45 Welcome, agenda overview and objectives
        08:45-09:05 Meet-and-greet activity
        09:05-09:25 ECHS blueprint and overview
        09:25-10:05 CCMR and testing data
        10:15-10:45 FWISD superintendent message
        10:45-11:30 Student support services
        11:30-13:00 Lunch
        13:00-13:15 After-school program
        13:15-14:15 TABS' mission and vision
        14:15-14:25 Break
        History and facts about TABS
        14:50-15:25 Instructional Strategies Playlist
        School calendar and class sponsors

        Aug. 10, 2023

         Time Session
        08:30-08:45 Welcome, agenda overview and objectives
        08:45-09:05 Group photo
        09:05-09:25 Team-building activity
        09:25-10:25 Rotations with office staff
        10:35-11:05 Attendance, tardies and grading
        11:05-11:30 Opening of school, processes and procedures
        11:30-13:00 Lunch
        13:00-13:15 SBDM and CERC
        13:15-13:45 Team-building activity
        13:45-14:05 Freshman success initiative
        14:05-14:25 Advisory plan and bell schedule
        T-TESS, student learning objectives and individual professional goals
        15:05-16:00 Department meetings