• Campus profile

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

Related accomplishments

  • College readiness exam results

    Advanced Placement

    In 2023, 185 students took a total of 206 A.P. exams in nine courses. Of those exams, 49 percent scored a 3 or higher.

SAT School Day, spring 2023 (class of 2024)

  • TABS crest

  • 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

    Phillip Anderson, assistant principal

    Johanah Okweni, success coach

    Tammy Asbury, counselor

    Sandra Muñoz, counselor

    Brian Wooddell, postsecondary success specialist

    Melissa Baltazar, college and career readiness coach

    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, to prepare them for the demands of a career in biomedical sciences and to promote experiences associated with those careers.

    Enrollment profile

    Grades 9-12

    Total enrollment: 370

    Economically disadvantaged: 71.4%

    Ethnicity and race

    African-American only: 14.1%

    Asian only: 4.6%

    Latino, nonwhite: 3%

    Latino, white: 68.9%

    Multiracial, non-Latino: > 1%

    White, non-Latino: 8.4%

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
    • 2022 TEA accountability rating: 91 percent

    Class of 2023

    • Graduation rate: 100 percent
    • TSI-met rate: 74 percent
    • Biotechnician assistant certifications: 4
    • Patient care certifications: 20
    • Pharmacy technician certifications: 9
    • Sterile processing and distribution certifications: 5

Advanced courses

  • Honors courses • Total offered: 19

  • Honors Project Lead the Way courses • Total offered: 3

  • A.P. courses • Total offered: 7

  • Dual-credit courses • Total offered: 50

  • Advanced Academic Immersion

  • Class of 2023 grade point average and class rank

    Percentage breakdown

    78 graduates

    • Top 5 percent have a GPA of 4.72 or higher
    • Top 10 percent have a GPA of 4.63 or higher
    • Top 25 percent have a GPA of 4.38 or higher

    Post-high school plans

    • Four-year university: 72 percent
    • Two-year college or trade school: 14 percent
    • Military or employment: 2.5 percent
    • Undecided or gap year: 11.5 percent
  • Grading scale2

    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 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.

    2The Fort Worth Independent School District ranks all graduates. Transcripts with ranking information omitted are available upon request. Class rank will be determined by descending order of a student’s weighted grade point average points earned in eligible courses that satisfy a student’s graduation plan in the following curriculum categories: English, mathematics, science and social studies. The calculation of class rank excludes grades earned in or through local credit courses, credit by examination and distance learning.