IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON GRADE PROMOTION AND GRADUATION ELIGIBILITY FOR FORT WORTH ISD STUDENTS
The Fort Worth Independent School District is sharing important information regarding grading and requirements for graduation and class promotion eligibility during the Coronavirus closure.
Generally speaking, the District will adopt a Pass or Fail grading criteria for the last two six-week periods of the school year.
The two attached documents contain specific guidelines as to how grades will be calculated, how class rank will be determined, and the requirements for grade promotion.
Here are a few highlights:
- For the fifth and sixth six-weeks grading period, students will receive a Pass/Fail grade. This will be for all grades, 1-12, and in every subject.
- Students will receive at least one assignment a week. Those assignments will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
- The GPA and Class Rank as of the end of the first semester will be used to determine Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Latin Honors for graduating seniors.
These documents are also posted on the Fort Worth ISD website.
Although graduation requirements are contained in these documents, the District has not yet made any decision regarding graduation ceremonies.
Click here to view the Grading Plan Q&A and procedures.
ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT: ABOUT 30 FWISD SENIORS NAMED TCU COMMUNITY SCHOLARS
Nearly 30 Fort Worth ISD seniors were recently awarded full scholarships through Texas Christian University’s Community Scholars program, the District’s Academic Advisement Office reports.
TCU Community Scholars offers students a full-ride scholarship to the university valued at more than $260,000. The scholarship covers room, board, tuition, books and a 17-week study abroad opportunity anywhere in the world TCU has academic programs. This program, established by the TCU Chancellor’s Council on Diversity about 20 years ago, increases diversity on campus by awarding more than $6 million in scholarships annually to top candidates from 13 urban, high-minority public high schools in the North Texas region.
INSIDE FWISD BRIEFS
EDITOR'S NOTE: Inside FWISD Briefs are quick-hit stories of activities and events happening around the District.
Fort Worth ISD Creates Database of Local Resources for Students and Families
Fort Worth ISD has researched and created a database of the available resources providing food and supplies to students and families in Fort Worth during this challenging time. Learn more about the database here.
Parents Updated Of Resources, Materials Available For SPED Students Learning At Home
Education resources and materials are available for Fort Worth ISD special education students transitioning to learning at home because of the District’s closure due to COVID-19. Read more about what's available here.
FWISD Family Resource Centers Open For Virtual Support
The FWISD Family Resource Centers are open for virtual support. Read more about the services available here.
Rosemont MS Librarian Elected Texas Library Association Representative At Large
Mike Mendez was recently elected to the Texas Library Association (TLA) Executive Board as Representative-at-Large, representing members who are school librarians at preschool, elementary, middle and high schools in Texas. MR. Mendez is the Librarian at Rosemont Middle School.
Read more about what Mr. Mendez is looking forward to in his new role on the TLA Executive Board here.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are recent photos from across the Fort Worth ISD showing how schools are connecting with families during the District closure.
Inside FWISD Snapshot: March 2020 is a month FWISD won't see forget. Recap the month in this Inside FWISD Snapshot video.
Chromebook Distribution: FWISD students had opportunities to pick up Chromebooks at multiple campus sites this week for Learning at Home use.
Food for All: The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) worked with local partner organizations and Fort Worth ISD to provide more than 1,200 boxes of food to families on Saturday, March 28, at five mobile pantry sites.
Learning At Home: Natha Howell Elementary students shared photos with the campus this week of them learning at home, staying active and recently participating in the school’s Virtual “Dress to Impress” day.
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