I. M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA
The I. M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA is a Gold Seal High School of Choice opening for the 2018-19 school year with a 9th grade class only of 200 students. Adding an incoming class each year, the school will have 800 students at full capacity.
Science, Techonology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) - Course offerings include strands for Computer Science (Coding) and Engineering
Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) - Course offerings include strands for Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing
Humanities - All students will participate the Cowan Humanites Academy, a cross-discipline approach to college-prep level humanities study
STEM: Geometry must be successfully completed by August 2018
VPA: Algebra I must be successfully completed by August 2018
Performing Arts: Audition required
Visual Arts: Portfolio review required
*If a student is not currently enrolled in their respective pre-requisite course, a commitment letter may be signed to participate in the 2018 Summer Acceleration A2I (Advanced Academic Immersion) in an effort to successfully meet the pre-requisites by the August 2018 deadline.
Upcoming Due Dates:
Application (will be made available online November 3) - Due December 1, 2017
Commitment Letter - Due December 1, 2017, along with the application
Other Key Dates:
October 2-November 2
Presentations to 8th graders
November 3 - 4
Choices Expo @ Wilkerson Greines Activity Center
Open House for I. M. Terrell Academy for STEM & VPA @ Monnig Middle School
6 - 7:30 p.m.
December 1 at 5 p.m.
Acceptance letters mailed to students
I. M. Terrell High School was a secondary school located in Fort Worth, Texas. The school opened in 1882 as the city's first black school during the era of formal racial segregation in the United States. The high school closed in 1973, although the building reopened as an elementary school in 1998. The school was renamed I.M Terrell High School in 1921, in honor of the former principal. Under the legacy of G. A. Baxter, the music program in the mid-20th century produced many of the prominent jazz and rhythm & blues musicians of that era.