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Published on Dec 6, 2011
Fort Worth ISD Offers Students "Choices"
Parents and Students Attend Choices Expo
Parents and students attended Fort Worth ISD's 2nd annual Programs and Schools of Choice Expo on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2011. The Expo was held in the Riley Center of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Expo featured opportunities available through the District's Gold Seal Programs of Choice for incoming 9th graders, as well as programs available at the middle school and elementary levels. This groundbreaking initiative is part of the nation's most comprehensive redesign of secondary school education.
"We are giving our students, and their parents the power of choosing a course of study based on personal interests and passions," said Chief Academic Officer Michael Sorum, who hosted a live taping of a roundtable discussion with middle school students during the event. "Our Choice programs allow the student to take ownership of the educational experience and to begin learning lifelong skills for success."
Dr. Sharon Meng, executive director of the District's Department of Advanced, Accelerated and Innovative Learning hosted a second live taping with middle school students.
In today's global economy, our ability to compete depends on how well we prepare our young people to succeed in an increasingly knowledge-based economy. The Gold Seal Programs and Schools/Programs of Choice will allow students to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to licenses, internships and certifications, as well as dual credit for post secondary study. All of these programs are tied to core instruction in math, science and English language arts.
For more information, visit www.fwisd.org/choice or call the District's Department of Advanced, Accelerated and Innovative Learning at 817-814-2580.