Future Ready Journey

September Edition


In Forney ISD, we are committed to ensuring that our students graduate high school #forneyfutureready through post-secondary opportunities in College, Career, or Military.

Important Dates: Future Readiness

September 14th: 1-3 p.m.: Virtual College Fair

October 1st: FAFSA Opens

October 6th: School day ACT Test: SENIORS only!

October 22nd: ASVAB Test: North Forney HS

October 23rd: ASVAB Test: Forney HS

*For specific testing information, please see your campus counselors*

SAT vs. ACT: What's the Difference?

Deciding between the SAT and ACT as your College Entrance exam? Maybe wondering if you have to take both? Here are some tips for deciding which college entrance exam to take!

  • Both tests generally cover the same material that students learn throughout high school. While some of the topics may differ, they generally focus on the same subjects with the focus being on Math, Reading, and Writing.
  • ACT has a Science section, while SAT focuses on "Information Literacy". The ACT has a separate Science section that has reading passages along with multiple choice questions. It does not go extremely in depth with the content, but instead is measuring the ability to read and answer questions. The SAT measures information literacy throughout the Math, Reading, and Writing sections.
  • Should I write the Essay for either exam? This depends on whether the college that you would like to go to requires it, recommends it, or doesn't need it at all. ALWAYS make sure to check the colleges entrance requirements prior to taking the exam!
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Career Ready FISD: Culinary Arts

Interested in a future career in Culinary Arts? FISD provides opportunities at both of our high school campuses to learn what a career would be like in this field. A Business and Industry endorsement in Culinary Arts gives students the chance to learn the science and art behind cooking and baking. Students that choose this pathway have the opportunity to pursue both their Food Handlers certification and their ServSafe Manager certification; both of which will serve students in future food prep or food management careers.

Future Career Opportunities

  • Chef
  • Food Scientist
  • Caterer
  • Food Service Manager/Restaurant Manager
  • Food Quality Assurance Specialist or Manager
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FAFSA Support Nights

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Our first FAFSA support night for Seniors and their parents will be October 6th at 7 p.m. This event is virtual and is intended for support with filling out your FAFSA form. FAFSA opens on October 1st and the deadline is usually based on the college. We will be hosting monthly FAFSA Support Nights throughout the Fall and Winter to assist students with being future ready.

Please be sure to use the QR code or go to the link on the event to register.

*Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, all SENIORS are required to complete the FAFSA prior to graduation. Please see your child's counselor for more details.

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Scholarships for Students: RaiseMe

Want to earn money for scholarships simply for the grades you earn and the organizations you join in high school? RaiseMe enables students to be able to earn money for college beginning their freshman year of high school. Students get micro-scholarships for the grades they earn, the organizations they join, and the volunteer work they do in the community. Check out the video below to learn more!
Back To School: RaiseMe Welcome

Senior Spotlight: James Jones

Our very own James Jones from the North Forney Class of 2021 has enlisted in the U.S. Army to pursue a military career. James has already spent the last 12 weeks at Fort Benning completing his basic training. After graduation, James will return to Fort Benning for Infantry and Airborne school.

Thank you for being #ForneyFutureReady and for serving our country. Congratulations James!

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