In Mansfield ISD, parents and students have the opportunity to choose the educational pathway that is the best fit for them. The Power of Choice allows students of all ages to take advantage of specific programs that are tailored to their needs—even if it is located outside of their designated attendance zone.
MISD’s Schools of Choice offer options in the 2017-18 school year, such as two-way dual language, leadership academies, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academy, an early college high school and more.
MISD’s two-way dual language programs will allow Spanish and English native speakers the opportunity to learn two languages through cooperative learning and collaboration. The programs will also allow students to be college and career ready by becoming bilingual, bi-literate and multicultural.
Available locations: D.P. Morris Elementary School and Erma Nash Elementary School Grade levels: Kindergarten (also first grade at Nash Elementary)
The Martha Reid Leadership Academy will challenge students to take ownership of their own learning and become leaders of today and future leaders of tomorrow. This school will develop students to lead locally, nationally and globally and to empower students to become productive citizens by preparing students for college and career, community leadership and purposeful living in the 21st century.
The Tarver-Rendon School of Agricultural Leadership will teach core content and leadership skills through agricultural-based experiences. The “Planting the Seed” program will include classroom and field experiences and opportunities to work with Ben Barber Innovation Academy agriculture students and staff. The students will also frequently access the Ron Whitson Science Agricultural Center and the Tarver-Rendon Discovery Park.
Available locations: Martha Reid Elementary School and Tarver-Rendon Elementary School Grade levels: Grades K-4
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy
The Jerry Knight STEM Academy is an advanced academic program designed to provide a rigorous and focused course of study emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The mission of the academy is to give learners a voice and choice to explore, create and innovate within real-world situations. Coursework is advanced and integrates project/problem-based learning with open learning environments.
Available location: Jerry Knight STEM Academy (behind Brooks Wester Middle School) Grade levels: Sixth grade (will eventually expand to grades 6-8)
The Tarrant County College (TCC) Southeast Early College High School at Timberview allows students to be immersed in a college-going culture in all courses. The school also gives students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and associate degree (up to 60 credit hours).
Available location: Timberview High School Grade levels: Ninth grade (will eventually expand to grades 9-12)
Frontier High School is a state-of-the-art, innovative high school campus that focuses on post high school graduation preparatory programs. Students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, industry-recognized certificate, professional licensure and college hours. Students focus on certain areas of study, such as the Health Science Academy, that allow students to begin earning college credit hours through the Health Science Program at the Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus (TREC).
Available location: Frontier High School Grade levels: Grades 11-12