The Whole Child Approach at FBISD

District efforts to address all aspects of children’s well-being – academics and mental, behavioral, social and emotional health alike – have attracted national recognition.

Almeta Crawford High School boasts state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, collaborative stairstep riser seating for teamwork, a professional-grade dance studio and more.

Students enrolled in Early College High School programs can now obtain college credits while earning their high school diploma.

Whole Child Health Initiative

A whole child approach to education shifts the emphasis away from academic achievement as the sole indicator of student success, towards one that promotes overall health and well-being for each student. It begins from the premise that learning occurs best when children are safe, healthy, socially supported, cognitively stimulated, civically inspired, physically active, ready for life beyond formal schooling, and healthy socially, emotionally supported as well.

FBISD’s School Health Advisory Council will work tirelessly to integrate Whole Child Tenets and Profile of a Graduate with district policies, community needs, wellness resources and more so that our schools become healthier places for our students to learn and grow. We encourage all students and families to utilize all available mental, behavioral and physical wellness resources.

FBISD SkywardThree New FBISD Campuses Open This Week

Three new Fort Bend ISD campuses opened to students this week, thanks to passage of the 2023 bond issue. Other improvements are currently underway thanks to this effort.

In November, voters will see a proposal to increase teacher pay on their ballots. It requires a 2 cent per $100 valuation tax increase that does not impact homeowners with exemptions for homeowners age 65 and over or disabled homestead exemptions.

Whole Child Health Initiative

The Whole Child Framework involves moving away from traditional measures of education success towards collaborative initiatives that foster sustainable health and well-being for all children. It emphasizes students’ physical, social-emotional and intellectual growth to prepare them to be productive adults who contribute positively to society.

Students require safe environments that promote mental, emotional and physical wellbeing in order to flourish into successful adults. Teachers, communities and families who affirm identities and strengths while lifting up voices of students. Students also require healthy habits like nutritious food, physical activity and sufficient rest which contribute to lifelong wellbeing.

FBISD takes pride in supporting all students’ mental, behavioral, social-emotional and physical wellbeing as part of its vision for student success. Through focusing on supporting all aspects of student health including mental, behavioral, social-emotional and physical well-being they provide students with tools they need for an exceptional future that exceeds any expectation they had previously imagined.

Career and Technical Education

Pennsylvania boasts more than 80 career and technical education centers (CTE), which provide programs meeting high academic standards for their students. CTE also provides hands-on learning experiences to explore careers in skilled trades or modern technologies.

Rigorous academics and industry-specific training equip students to become outstanding workers and citizens. Unlike vocational schools of yesteryear, modern career and technical education aligns closely with industry needs and trends and offers numerous career pathways ranging from agriculture to healthcare and culinary arts.

Based on its structure and student demographics, career-technical programs may resemble academic tracks. There have long been discussions surrounding career-technical education as a form of “tracking,” whereby schools assign certain students into specific courses based on their perceived abilities or potential.

Fine Arts

Fine arts encompass visual art, music, theatre and writing as creative forms of artistic expression. This track equips students with the necessary skills for pursuing an artistic career professionally.

European academic traditions typically use the term “fine art” to refer to art that was produced solely for aesthetic or creative reasons, as opposed to objects like pottery or most metalwork that also serve a practical function. While this definition often applied only to Western art forms, its concept can also be extended to encompass other art forms.

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program features an expansive curriculum with studio courses such as painting, drawing and sculpture as well as 4D media such as video, experimental sound and social practice. Students enrolled in our BFA program gain valuable experience working across disciplines thanks to accessing famous museums, galleries and internships, along with access to working artists who serve as mentors and teachers – an advantage made even stronger due to our faculty of practicing artists that serve as mentors and teach – mentoring sessions, workshops that explore contemporary themes like social impact and alternative systems of representation!


Athletics athletes compete in running, jumping and throwing events that are regulated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), established in 1912.

Hurdling and other flat running events such as long jump, high jump and the hammer throw are jumping and throwing events, while decathlon and heptathlon races combine running with jumping events.

Professional athletics may require stadiums and set courses on grass or roads for competition, yet other forms of athletic competition can take place almost anywhere and require minimal equipment.

This unit for year three students includes six lessons with plans, PowerPoints, nonparticipation sheets, assessment materials, display resources and CPD documents. As they work through sprinting, standing long jump and overarm throw activities they will develop their running, jumping and throwing abilities while learning proper technique for pole vaulting.

 campuses regularly host several health and wellness programs, such as Faithful Paws Pet Therapy and prevention against dating violence for teens. Please see the attached list of FBISD Approved Campus Prevention Resources to gain more insight.

Career and Technical Education

Career and technical education (CTE) refers to courses or programs at the middle school, secondary school and postsecondary levels that provide education on skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies and career preparation. Sometimes known as vocational education (VOC ED), CTE also covers many other subjects such as agriculture and natural resources management, business support and management, family consumer sciences health sciences engineering architecture industrial technology information communications technologies manufacturing marketing public social protective services transportation among others.

Though some may underestimate CTE pathways due to not requiring a four-year college degree, chefs, allied health professionals, and automotive technicians are in just as high-demand as engineers or computer scientists. Learning standards may even exceed academic coursework. CTE courses are offered across a range of settings from separate “school within a school” options to dual enrollment options.

Student Recruitment

Student recruitment involves carefully matching an aspiring student’s profile with that of the institution he or she seeks admission to, an intricate process requiring innovative digital strategies as well as traditional, time-honored methods.

Establishing resources that serve as local guides for prospective students will distinguish your university. These could range from documents to videos; make sure they’re kept up-to-date and managed in one central repository to ensure transparency, and allow potential applicants to select those most suited for them during their application journey.

Encourage applicants to attend campus tours, shadow current students or join academic events across departments for an in-person experience at your university. Staff should also be engaged and involved in developing a recruitment plan by assigning teams to work on various aspects of it.

Extended Day

Extended Day is a paid service available after regular school hours until 6 pm each school day (closed on holidays and teacher planning days). Extended Day offers academic assistance along with peer interaction and enrichment activities for its members. Extended Day services can also provide daily academic assistance for its participants. This service provides academic assistance as well as peer engagement. This service may be purchased for an additional fee on school days after regular hours up until 6 pm until regular school day ends again.

Each elementary school offers an Extended Day program at no cost to parents, located on its respective family school campuses and providing safe and supervised supervision from 3:00 pm until parents collect them at 6:00 pm. Students participate in various activities including homework time, arts & crafts projects, special projects music/movement soccer chess.

In 1987-88 and 1990-91, more public and private schools with extended-day programs could be found in urban locations than rural ones; students participating more heavily than expected in schools that comprised at least 50% minority student enrollments than non-minority ones.

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