Updated for the 2020-2021 school year
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 Early College High School is for students to graduate with up to 60 hours of transferable college credit. Students attend courses on Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus, and tuition and books are free. They are part of a small program that is ideal for first-generation and at-risk students, as well as those of low socioeconomic status. TABS students can earn an associate of arts or associate of science degrees.
College readiness exam results
In 2020, students took a total of 193 A.P. exams in 10 courses. The average score was a 2.6, with 49 percent of exams scoring a 3 or higher.
300 Trinity Campus Circle
TRWF Fourth Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Jack Henson, principal
Andy Smith, assistant principal
Tammy Asbury, counselor
Sandra Muñoz, counselor
Brian Wooddell, post-secondary success specialist
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.
Total enrollment: 360
Economically disadvantaged: 62.2%
Race and ethnicity
Two or more/other: 2.7%
PSAT/NMSQT October 2019 (class of 2021)
SAT School Day Test 2020 (class of 2021)
Certifications and career pathways
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
- State HOSA qualifiers: 43
- Four students sent to HOSA International Leadership Conference.
Class of 2020
- Graduation rate: 100 percent
- TSI passing rate: 99 percent
- Patient care certifications: 5
- $5.8 million in scholarship offers
Class of 2020 grade point average and class rank
- Top 5 percent have a GPA of 4.64 or higher
- Top 10 percent have a GPA of 4.6 or higher
- Top 25 percent have a GPA of 4.45 or higher
Post-high school plans
- Four-year university: 91 percent
- Two-year college or trade school: 3 percent
- Military or employment: 2 percent
- Undecided or gap year: 3 percent
Note: The Fort Worth Independent School District ranks all graduates. Transcripts with ranking information omitted are available upon request.
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.