Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) is a nationally-renowned school district, known for inspiring and equipping its students to achieve futures beyond what they can envision. Offering 82 campuses – 11 high schools and 51 elementary schools – FBISD serves over 29,000 students per year from all walks of life.
The Skyward FBISD inDIstructibles Team will compete at the Destination Imagination Global Finals Tournament in Kansas City this May, solving open-ended academic challenges to foster creativity and problem solving skills.
Career and Technical Education
FBISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide educationally challenging career pathways for all of our students by employing real world practices while shaping skill sets, attitudes and beliefs to match real world environments. Programs of study cover areas like architecture, agriculture and natural resources, art and audio/video technologies for communications purposes as well as business and industry applications; science, technology engineering math; health sciences human services business management culinary arts as well as information technology are among the many subjects available to students. Many programs provide end of program certificates and licenses recognized by industry. Students can gain real world experiences through guest speakers, job shadowing, internships and other outside opportunities. Students may choose to attend courses at James Reese CTE Center, or use district transportation and remain on their home high school campus during most of their day.
CTE provides additional opportunities for leadership development through student organizations like Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America and Skills USA. In addition, Enterprise Learning Labs operate open to the public for real life experiences while serving their respective communities.
Whole Child Health Initiative
FBISD is committed to supporting students’ well-being as part of our commitment to ASCD Whole Child tenets and offers various student supports that promote mental, behavioral, social and emotional health and wellbeing. These supports are founded upon our belief that students thrive best when they are healthy, safe, engaged and challenged with learning opportunities.
Research clearly demonstrates the importance of student safety, wellness and nutrition for an optimal learning experience. Furthermore, using restraint or seclusion negatively impacts a child’s social and emotional growth.
The Office of Whole Child Supports organizes a network of schools, districts and community partners dedicated to supporting the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of students in Ohio. Monthly webinars and quarterly newsletters from this network are hosted for its members; most recently in November 2022’s Ohio Whole Child News publication featuring Marysville Exempted Village School District’s webinar about safety tenet within their framework were included as an example.
Student recruitment refers to the process of identifying prospective students and inviting them to universities, colleges or educational institutions. Its purpose is to attract graduates that will graduate successfully while serving as positive ambassadors for the institution and helping it build its reputation. Without an effective recruitment strategy in place, schools and universities would struggle to meet enrollment goals and their enrollment goals would likely not be achieved.
Communication is key when recruiting students. Recruiters utilize writing skills to produce brochures that outline university courses and other details; additionally, they conduct outreach efforts aimed at informing high school teachers of programs offered by their universities.
Departments can bolster recruitment efforts by developing key messages that highlight what makes their program exceptional and use these when communicating with prospective students or sending emails or sending out mailings to prospective ones. Student Recruitment teams may also share these key messages with student ambassadors or tour guides; and then disseminate them across social media or video content platforms.
Extended Day Program
FBISD’s Extended Day Program offers children in Lower School Pre-K through 5th Grade an affordable, safe environment after school hours for an affordable fee. Offering homework help, scholarship activities, creativity activities and time for free play; this service is open and available exclusively in the multipurpose room of Lower School building.
In 1987-88 and 1990-91, greater proportions of schools located in central city and urban fringe locations provided extended day programs than rural schools (table 1). Furthermore, public and private schools that served greater proportions of minority students tended to offer more extended day programs than schools serving lower percentages of minority students (public vs private).
Parents can enroll their children online via Amilia, with enrollment changing monthly. Extended Day fees are separate from tuition; grab-and-go meals are available free of charge to all students; Extended Learning/Extended Day will remain closed during the transition to online learning for students.