At I.M. Terrell apprentices choose a major, otherwise known as a Program of Choice. In order to become an apprentice, they must first apply via the POC application online. Future apprentices can apply to the STEM Academy or the VPA Academy. Within the STEM Academy, the apprentice will take Engineering and then choose either Robotics or Computer Science as a focus. The prerequisite for the STEM Academy is Geometry. Within the VPA Academy, the apprentice may choose Art, Band, Choir, Dance, Orchestra, Piano, or Theater as their major. The prerequisite for the VPA Academy is Algebra 1. Those who apply to one of the programs in the VPA Academy must also audition and interview. If a future apprentice is applying from out of district (or is not currently attending a FWISD school), they must bring confirmation of application and a copy of their most recent report card to I.M. Terrell to be eligible. All classes except for Health and PE are graded on the 4.5-weighted scale or above. Every student will be in the Humanities Cowan Academy for their ELA and Social Studies credits.