FBISD Inspires Students to Pursue Futures Beyond Imagination
Crawford High School boasts state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, stairstep riser seating that facilitates both collaboration and individual study, pro-level dance studio, and more.
Supporters of the bond argued during its campaign that without it, Stafford children would not have been able to attend FBISD in September and participate in extracurricular activities.
Skyward FBISD provides an exceptional academic curriculum across its 83 campuses. Teachers and administrators are dedicated to fulfilling the district’s mission of inspiring its students to build bright futures beyond their imaginations.
In 2022, 74 FBISD campuses earned A ratings or higher across all of Texas Education Agency’s accountability domains, and some received distinctions to show they outperformed similar campuses throughout Texas.
District offers high-quality, rigorous academic programs for K-11 students. Students receive instruction from certified and licensed teachers. Teachers use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), an evidence-based system designed to strengthen social emotional competencies, academic achievements and school climate.
Students interested in FBISD academies must be 8th grade or above, reside within district boundaries and meet academic requirements. Applications open late summer; interested students must submit teacher recommendations and essays prior to applying online through their FBISD computer login information or create a new account on the academy application site.
District-wide arts courses span from music, art, choir, band orchestra dance and theatre – to inspire artistic passion, foster discipline and instill 21st Century skills into students’ character traits and capabilities. Through collaboration students discover their creativity is valued.
Every student at FBISD can benefit from access to quality Visual Arts education that emphasizes self-expression and process. Teachers are trained professionals in providing learning support, encouraging Studio Habits of Mind promotion, and aligning curriculum to TEKS standards.
Every spring, Fine Arts teachers organize an annual Spring Fine Arts and Cultural Club Showcase to highlight their programs to family, friends, and the broader community. Students enjoy this opportunity to show off their work to family, friends, and the larger world!
Career and Technical Education
Career and technical education (CTE), once known as vocational or “trade” education, combines rigorous academics with hands-on experiences that prepare them for many different fields. Students can engage with CTE through their school’s academic program or an independent academy/center/postsecondary training center – or even postsecondary training itself!
CTE can sometimes appear to be an academic tracking system that places students into programs based on their ability and ambition, yet advocates point out that the hands-on learning, industry-specific instruction, and practical skills acquired through CTE programs actually serve to better equip students for college and future careers.
James Reese Career and Technical Center provides students from 11 FBISD high schools the opportunity to participate in advanced CTE pathways such as agriscience, architecture and construction, business and industry, arts and communication technologies, culinary arts, human services, information technology manufacturing transportation logistics. They can earn industry certifications and dual credits as well as gain valuable work experience within our open Enterprise Learning Labs throughout the school year.
Whole Child Health Initiative
FBISD is offering monthly webinars to educate families on mental and physical health resources available within its district, according to a news release. These one-hour seminars cover a range of topics such as safety and violence prevention, how a student’s social media footprint can have an effect on them, studying habits/test anxiety management strategies as well as current drug trends.
The state budget of 2021-22 provides schools with an opportunity to become community hubs that bring together diverse resources for the benefit of both students and families. However, in order to make this vision come alive successfully, evidence-based implementation principles and strong technical assistance must be in place.
Educators and school leaders can utilize the “Framework for Building Partnerships among Schools, Families and Communities” resource to find strategies and resources for engaging families in high-quality ways that address all 12 components of a community school framework. Other helpful resources may include: