FBISD Inspires and Equips Students for Futures Beyond Imagination

Fort Bend Independent School District empowers and prepares its students to create futures beyond their imagination through its dedication to excellence and highly qualified staff, offering innovative programs at all levels of education.

Three new FBISD schools opened this fall, including an honor roll high school named after an outstanding student who used Make A Wish to fund a water well for an impoverished village in Zimbabwe.

Career and Technical Education

Students attending each of FBISD’s eleven high schools have access to advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes offered at James Reese Career and Technology Center. These programs of study offer challenging career pathways with real world experiences that foster evolving skill sets, attitudes and beliefs while offering industry certifications or college credit through end of program courses. In addition, numerous student organizations geared toward workforce preparation such as Business Professionals of America, DECA, Health Occupations Students of America SkillsUSA and Technology Student Association exist within this district as well.

Reese Center provides more than these offerings to middle and elementary school students through field trips and district-wide programs, providing early exposure to CTE classes that enable them to imagine what their future careers could look like. Furthermore, its Enterprise Learning Labs are open for public patronage during part of each school day; giving students real world experience while benefitting the wider community.

Fine Arts

Students enrolled in fine arts classes learn to work collaboratively with classmates, building social skills and teamwork while engaging in group activities that foster leadership and life-long learning – such as performing musicals and plays, presenting at the Spring Fine Arts and Cultural Club Showcase and participating in competitions.

Each campus provides a comprehensive visual arts curriculum including art, band, choir, orchestra, dance and theatre. Furthermore, every elementary school provides pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade music and visual arts programs for the entire school population.

Visual Arts students are encouraged to take creative risks that allow them to explore their artistic self-concept while cultivating higher order thinking skills of evaluation, reasoning and justification. Our philosophy holds firm that “inspiring artistry equips students for opportunities without boundaries”. Our Fine Arts program has earned multiple local, regional and state awards including Reserve Grand Champion at Houston Rodeo and School Art Show (2020-2021) as well as numerous Gold Seals from State VASE Contest (Visual Art Supply Association of Southern England).

Student Recruitment

FBISD’s Talent Acquisition team hosts networking and recruiting events throughout the year for employees to learn more about our District. Furthermore, these gatherings allow employees to connect with current and potential students in our classrooms.

Skyward FBISD offers comprehensive Career Technical Education programming at both elementary and secondary levels of schooling, such as Early College High School with its innovative blend of high school and college coursework which allows students to earn up to 60 hours or two years tuition-free college credit while still receiving their high school diploma. Furthermore, James Reese Career and Technical Center provides numerous innovative programs which enable students to earn industry certifications while gaining hands-on experience in their chosen field.

FBISD offers the Employee Student Transfer (EST) program for current full-time, benefits eligible employees. Applications are accepted online through TALEO; only one transfer per student during any school year may be approved.

Extended Day

FBISD has recently opened 13 learning centers throughout its district in order to assist students with special needs. The centers are available for children of school employees, first responders and essential workers whose families work within that sector of employment; these will remain operational this week to ensure students and families remain safe; regular classes should resume soon thereafter.

This program offers before and after school care (school end to 6:00 pm) for elementary school students enrolled in Extended Day programs. Each school’s Extended Day program is overseen by trained teachers, offering daily academic assistance, peer interaction, enrichment activities and more to their enrolled pupils. Families must register for services prior to receiving them and pay a monthly fee in order to access Extended Day services.

The new program is part of an ambitious plan to increase enrollments at the school and improve student performance, after hiring 172 additional prekindergarten teachers and staff members to address federal poverty standards. Additionally, Houston nonprofit HEART International will partner with them this fall in providing full-day prekindergarten at three of their locations.

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