Team Talk

The Road To Distinctions Week Of February 8, 2016

Early College at FDR

I am happy to announce that we have been approved to implement Dual Credit courses in our new Early College program through the Dallas Community College system with El Centro. The implementation will begin next school year with our first cohort of ninth graders. We will target one hundred incoming ninth grades with seventy-five from within the feeder and twenty-five through out the district.

Along with our Health Science Magnet, we will now explore bringing two other components to the instructional program making it a more rigorous and robust program. Pathways to Technology or P-Tech is one component that bring us the best elements, of Early College High School, College, and the professional world. We are currently seeking a corporation to partner with the school in the area of technology and eventually having paid internship for scholars in the program.

The second component of the exploratory phase is the partnership the the Dallas Zoo for a Zoo Magnet. This magnet program would allow scholars to take advance science classes such as Advanced Animal Studies, Animal Behavior, along with a myriad of robust AP classes.

This will have a significant impact on our master schedule for next year as we have to plan fast. In the coming weeks you will hear about program plans as information is received. I have several meetings scheduled internally as well as externally to make this opportunity a reality. I will be coming to some staff members to solicit input on the process.

Josh Chaney

Join the administrative team in congratulating the Teacher of The Month, Mr. Chaney. Mr. Chaney is new to the campus this year but not new to teaching. His Bio will be posted this week. When you see him give him a pat on the back.