Students have the chance to explore various career fields through CTE academies. These programs require an application and are housed at various schools.
School district’s use PBIS to support their students’ academic, social emotional and behavioral needs; studies show it to enhance performance and school climate. Furthermore, this team qualified for Destination Imagination Global Finals Tournament from May 20-23rd in Kansas City.
Career and Technical Education
FBISD Skyward offers rewarding career pathways that incorporate real world experiences and develop your skill sets, attitudes and beliefs over time. Beginning in middle school and continuing through high school, students in our district can engage in career exploration programs and earn industry certifications or even college credit for certain programs. Students also benefit from accessing the James Reese Career and Technical Education Center for advanced CTE programming in areas such as Agriculture and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Arts & Audio/Video Technologies & Communications, Audio Visual, Business Health Sciences and Sciences, Information Technology Engineering Science Manufacturing Culinary Arts Law Public Safety. Students enrolled at Reese can attend classes during part of each school day while still participating fully at their home campuses for the rest of the school year. Furthermore, they can become members of organizations such as Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America and Skills USA.
Students enrolled in middle and secondary schools have access to advanced Career and Technical Education programming through the James Reese CTE Center, enabling them to earn industry certifications as well as dual credit in certain paths of study.
The FBISD Fine Arts Department provides all students with a comprehensive music and visual art curriculum. Furthermore, an innovative Piano Technician Certification Program gives graduates an opportunity to become professional piano tuners/technicians upon graduating.
FBISD Athletics provide students with opportunities to develop character, responsibility and sportsmanship through participation in interscholastic athletics – so that they may achieve beyond their imagination in future endeavors. Our athletes compete as full members of the University Interscholastic League; many have earned college scholarships so as to continue both education and athletic careers simultaneously.
Current full-time benefits eligible employees who wish to enroll their children at their place of employment for the 2023-24 school year will have access to an Employee Student Transfer (EST) window from April 18, 2023 until May 5, 2023. In order to request an EST, simply submit the online EST application.
Extended Day Program
Student in the district may enroll in its Extended Day program, which offers school-based before and after-school care with homework time, snacks and enrichment activities at each elementary campus. This option provides access to homework assistance as well as enrichment activities.
FBISD has opened 13 learning centers during this pandemic to aid elementary school students and children of district staff members, first responders, and essential workers. Classes will resume when learning centers reopen.
The program aims to empower all students with the confidence, resources and determination to pursue futures that exceed what they can imagine. To do this, schools must pay attention to every aspect of a child’s development – including academics, social and emotional wellbeing as well as mental wellbeing. It has received national acclaim. In partnership with BakerRipley Prekindergarten Program for low-income families; three locations of full-day prekindergarten for low-income families will operate simultaneously offering full-day prekindergarten at three locations with room for 172 students under its care under its contract agreement with the district.
Whole Child Health Initiative
The Alliance aims to align education reform infrastructure with ASCD Whole Child principles in Texas in order to enhance health and education outcomes for children. To this end, community conversations are being hosted to identify support or barriers associated with this Initiative that will serve as input into creating a collaborative local influence agenda with policymakers.
The Alliance works closely with leaders in its field to develop and promote evidence-based programs designed to meet students’ health needs. Programs focus on accessing health care, nutrition and physical activity services, mental health counseling services, substance use counseling services, housing assistance programs and community support as well as family financial stability support, parental resilience education programs and outdoor learning opportunities.
The Alliance has also created the Integrated Child Risk Index (ICRI), using data from the National Survey of Children’s Health. It offers valid national and state level estimates of children’s medical, social, relational risks associated with flourishing, educational preparedness/engagement and emergency/forgone care; serving as a model to assess policy initiatives aimed at improving children’s health.