Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) equips all its students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine. Our 83 schools offer both academic and vocational programs.
Children can help support local schools by making donations at any Kroger location from now until August 2, and the funds will provide prepacked school supply kits to children of FBISD staff, first responders, and essential workers.
Career and Technical Education
The James Reese Career and Technical Education Center opened in September 2017, providing access to advanced CTE programs of study for all eleven FBISD high schools. Programs of study cover Agriculture and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Arts and Audio/Video Technologies & Communications, Arts, Music, Performing Arts & Audio/Video Services as well as Business & Industry; Culinary Arts; Engineering and Industrial Technology, Health Science; IT; Law & Public Safety as well as Manufacturing are just a few examples of disciplines covered. Students on these pathways can earn industry certifications and college credit at the conclusion of their course of study, in addition to participating in career development opportunities like guest speakers, job shadowing and internships. Elementary and middle school students will have the chance to visit Reese Center through field trips. Students can also gain leadership skills by joining national student organizations like DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, SkillsUSA or Health Occupations Students of America.
FBISD’s Fine Arts Department offers an impressive variety of performing and visual arts courses for its students. The program’s high-quality curriculum supports their academic, social, emotional and creative growth through classes such as piano, band, choir, orchestra dance theatre.
At the high school level, FBISD offers innovative programming options such as two Pathways in Technology programs and an Early College High School that give students an exceptional opportunity to earn up to 60 hours or two years worth of tuition-free college credit while simultaneously earning their high school diploma.
James Reese Career and Technical Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering advanced CTE programming along multiple pathways with opportunities for industry certifications. Additionally, this district provides student transfer options for new full-time employees eligible for benefits who wish to send their child(ren) to another open campus within its boundaries.
Extended Day is designed for parents in need of child care before or after school who require safe, supervised environments on campus. Extended Day provides students with educationally enriching activities like homework assistance, peer-to-peer interaction, recreation and creativity activities – and it’s available all school days except teacher planning days and holidays!
In 1987-1988 and 1990-91, greater proportions of public central city schools than rural ones reported offering extended-day programs (Table 1). Private schools also were more likely to provide these services than their public counterparts in general.
Registration for Extended Day Program (EDP) continues from month-to-month, however re-registration must take place each fall session. Changes can be made online via EZChildTrack but please be aware there will be a $25 change fee per request. Students wishing to attend must register no later than 5:00 pm the day prior, with EDP closing at 7:00 pm; parents can pick up their children in a designated area using photo identification and collect from there.
Whole Child Health Initiative
FBISD Skyward offers various mental, behavioral, social and emotional health services as part of our commitment to Whole Child Health, in accordance with the Profile of a Graduate. Students benefit most when their needs are addressed; when these requirements are fulfilled they become better prepared and inspired to reach beyond what their imaginations allow them.
Staff members should follow CDC-recommended measures and products when cleaning their hands and surfaces, such as phones or other surfaces, such as washing hands frequently with soap and water or using hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Furthermore, when coughing or sneezing it is important to cover both your mouth and nose to protect yourself from possible airborne pathogens; alternatively a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol could also help.
Thanks to a $1.5 million grant, the district is opening eight mental health clinics across Hightower, Marshall and Willowridge feeder patterns. Staffed by Vida Clinic mental health professionals and open to students, parents and staff. Counseling services offered at these clinics are free-of-charge; insurance or Medicaid reimbursement can also be utilized if desired.