• Campus profile

    Updated for the 2021-2022 school year.

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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

    A note regarding the 2020-2021 school year

    Students at TABS were disrupted significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This profile includes statistics from prior years in order to provide a clearer picture of TABS' graduates.

    About Early College High School

    The goal of 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 an associate of arts or associate of science degrees.

Related accomplishments

  • College readiness exam results

    Advanced Placement

    In 2021, students took a total of 213 A.P. exams in 10 courses. Of those exams, 35 percent scored a 3 or higher.

  • 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

    442492

    Key staff

    Jack Henson, principal

    Phillip Anderson, assistant principal

    Tammy Asbury, counselor

    Sandra Muñoz, counselor

    Brian Wooddell, postsecondary success specialist

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

    Enrollment profile

    Grades 9-12

    Total enrollment: 385

    Economically disadvantaged: 71.9%

    Race and ethnicity

    African-American: 20.5%

    Asian: 4.4%

    Hispanic, nonwhite: 6.5%

    Hispanic, white: 62.7%

    White, non-Hispanic: 9.8%

SAT School Day, March 2021 (class of 2022)

ACT School Day, March 2021 (class of 2022)

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
    • 2019 TEA accountability rating: 98 percent
    • State academic achievements in science, mathematics and English language arts
    • Ranked No. 62 among Texas high schools and No. 393 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

    Class of 2021

    • Graduation rate: 100 percent
    • TSI passing rate: 95 percent
    • Patient care certifications: 20
    • Pharmacy technician certifications: 26
    • $4.8 million in scholarship offers

Advanced courses

  • Honors courses • Total offered: 18

  • Honors Project Lead the Way courses • Total offered: 4

  • A.P. courses • Total offered: 7

  • Dual-credit courses

  • Advanced Academic Immersion

  • Class of 2021 grade point average and class rank

    Percentage breakdown

    81 graduates

    • Top 5 percent have a GPA of 4.66 or higher
    • Top 10 percent have a GPA of 4.58 or higher
    • Top 25 percent have a GPA of 4.35 or higher

    Post-high school plans1

    • Four-year university: 80 percent
    • Two-year college or trade school: 6 percent
    • Military or employment: 1 percent
    • Undecided or gap year: 12 percent

    1These percentages are not typical and were heavily influence by the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics for the 2020 graduating class are as follows: 91 percent to a four-year university, 3 percent to a two-year college or trade school, 2 percent to military or employment and 3 percent undecided or intending to take a gap year.

  • 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 pre-A.P. and 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.