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Gold Seal Applications Due By Week’s End


(Wednesday, December 2, 2020) -- The application deadline for 2021-2022 Fort Worth ISD’s Gold Seal Programs and Schools of Choice is Friday, December 4, 2020. Online applications will be accepted until 5 p.m.

Visit to complete the application by the deadline and learn more about the Gold Seal opportunities available. 

Once the application window closes, Gold Seal applicants will be admitted to schools and programs by a computer-generated lottery. Families will be notified via email when lottery results are ready to view. The notification will be sent by email in mid-January 2021.

Students not selected to their first choice will be placed on a waiting list for that choice unless the choice is Arlington Heights Dance, Young Women’s Leadership Academy or I.M. Terrell Academy Visual and Performing Arts. Applicants not identified as eligible through the screening process for the three programs will be placed on a waiting list for their second choice if not admitted to the second choice.

Because all applications are submitted online, it’s extremely important that parents have an active email address prior to starting the application process. District employees submitting applications for their own children may use their active directory login. 

Families needing application assistance are encouraged contact the campus they’re interested in or submit a question via Let’s Talk.  

In November, the District hosted multiple virtual open house events where families could learn more about Gold Seal schools and programs and ask questions. On-demand videos of the virtual open houses are available on the Gold Seal website

Recently, the District mailed approximately 10,000 mini Gold Seal catalogs home to FWISD fifth and eighth graders. The 31-page booklet, distributed in English and Spanish, lists Gold Seal Program and School offerings including aviation, cybersecurity, cosmetology, fine arts, STEM, Early College High School, P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) and much more.

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