THE RUNDOWN

August 2020

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The Academic Advisement Department has worked to compile a list of scholarship opportunities that range from elementary to high school. Below are the AUGUST scholarship listings.


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS SPOTLIGHT

HORATIO ALGER FORT WORTH, TEXAS SCHOLARSHIP

Fort Worth ISD seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA are encouraged to apply for the Horatio Alger Fort Worth, Texas Scholarship. This scholarship, valued at up to $100,00, is for graduating seniors with critical need and involved in co-curricular and community activities.


Click the link below for more information.


https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/


DEADLINE: OCTOBER 26, 2020

COMEDY DEFENSE DRIVING SCHOLARSHIP

Fort Worth ISD seniors are encouraged to apply for the Comedy Defense Driving Scholarship. Recipients must design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of

distracted driving; texting, drugs, alcohol, eating and/or any other distraction of the senior's choice.


Students must be planning to major, or be majoring, in one of the design professionals, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering (i.e., Civil, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, etc.) or construction related professionals such as Construction Management or Construction Engineering.


This scholarship is valued at $1500.


Click the link below for more information.


https://comedydefensivedriving.com/texas/#scholarships


DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020

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There are so many free scholarship search engines available to students online you'll get about 7 million results by Googling "scholarship search" that it can be difficult to know which websites to use.


Which sites you choose is up to you, but in case you need some help with your decision making, below are a few good starting points.


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ACT Registration Deadline

  • SEPTEMBER 18, 2020


ACT TEST DATE

  • OCTOBER 24, 2020


ACT Scores Available

  • NOVEMBER 3, 2020


SAT Registration Deadline

  • AUGUST 26, 2020
  • SEPTEMBER 4, 2020


SAT TEST DATE

  • OCTOBER 3, 2020
  • NOVEMBER 7, 2020


SAT Scores Available

  • OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • NOVEMBER 20, 2020
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FORT WORTH ISD SAYS STUDENTS SHOULD ENROLL NOW FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

All Fort Worth ISD returning students must be enrolled online before the school year begins on September 8.


And, WHEN parents enroll online they will be able to tell the District if they need assistance with online connectivity and a device for their child.


That enrollment process begins with a Snapcode – a distinct identification unique to each child. Parents can now find their child’s Snapcode by visiting https://snapcodelookup.fwisd.org/ .


In using the Snapcode lookup tool, parents will need to share:


  • Their own first and last name
  • Their student’s ID number OR their student’s first and last name
  • And, their student’s date of birth.


The spelling of all names must match what is in the District’s student information system.


Once a parent has the Snapcode for their returning student, they may go to www.fwisd.org/register and enter that identification, plus the email and password they used from last year’s registration. If a parent has forgotten the password they used last year, there is a password reset button.


The registration form will guide the rest of the process, including letting the District know about technology needs, whether it is a device or connectivity or both.


Many Fort Worth ISD schools are offering assistance with online registration; call your campus for information. Or, you may use Let’s Talk, the District’s online customer service tool. Go to www.fwisd.org/feedback .

FWISD UPDATES CLASS RANK POLICY

The FWISD Board of Education recently approved a policy update to class rank that will use 16 courses to determine a student’s class rank. Currently all courses a student takes are used to determine class rank. The policy update, approved Tuesday, July 21, takes effect this fall and impacts approximately 6,000 incoming freshmen graduating high school in 2024. Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors will graduate under the current class rank policy.


Class rank, starting with incoming freshmen, will be determined using the 16 highest numerical core course grades in the following highest weighted categories. Eight semesters of course grades for the following classes will be used to determine class rank:


  • mathematics
  • English language arts
  • science
  • social studies


Weighted and un-weighted GPA calculations and the tier system are not impacted by the class rank policy change.


With the class rank policy change, Fort Worth joins other districts that have transitioned to similar policies in recent years.


The new class rank policy will soon be available for viewing here.


For additional class rank information, contact Ms. Phillips at maria.phillips@fwisd.org.

PARTNERSHIP OFFERS RECENT FWISD GRADS ACCESS TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Fort Worth ISD and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County are partnering to match recent graduates with job opportunities.


The FWISD Board of Education recently approved a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two entities that connects recent graduates to workforce opportunities and employment. In June, the partnership launched with virtual job and career events for graduating students between the ages of 18 to 21 that offered discussions about job opportunities, internships and resources. The virtual events focused on three “Es” in a young adult’s transition to self-sufficiency-- empowerment, education and employment.


“This is an opportunity for young adults to explore all the exciting, in-demand career opportunities available to them in the DFW region,” said Judy McDonald, executive director of WSTC and an O.D. Wyatt High School alumna. “Bringing our resources together with FWISD is a win for our future workforce and will allow us to focus on providing a competitive advantage for this group to network with some of the top employers and enhance their job skills so they are ready to climb that career pathway to success.

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SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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MISSION:

Southwestern University, under the auspices of the United Methodist Church, is committed to undergraduate liberal education involving both the study of and participation in significant aspects of our cultural heritage, expressed primarily through the arts, the sciences, the Institutions and the professions of society. As a teaching~learning community, Southwestern encourages rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative teaching and the expression of free human life.


ESTABLISHED:

1840


MASCOT:

Pirate


SCHOOL COLORS:

Black and Gold


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

45%


ACT/SAT Average Score:

ACT: 26 | SAT: 1230


AVERAGE GPA:

3.59


ENROLLMENT:

1,515


LOCATION:

Georgetown, TX


CAMPUS:

Rural


TUITION:

$43,560

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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

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MISSION:

Iowa State University emphasizes learning by doing. ISU students take advantage of many opportunities to engage in real-world class experiences and cutting-edge research, to study in other countries, and to test their leadership skills in 800-plus campus organizations. They are tomorrow's leaders and problem solvers and they're ready to get started.


ESTABLISHED:

1858


MASCOT:

Cy the Cardinal


SCHOOL COLORS:

Cardinal and Gold


ACCEPTANCE RATE:

90.6%


ACT/SAT Average Score:

ACT: 25 | SAT: 1213


AVERAGE GPA:

3.68


ENROLLMENT:

33,391


LOCATION:

Ames, IA


CAMPUS:

Urban


OUT OF STATE TUITION:

$24,508

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN ACTION