FBISD Skyward operates schools in Sugar Land to meet the educational needs of residents living in Fort Bend County’s northeast corner. Our schools aim to foster small learning communities while offering career based initiatives.
The district employs Restorative Practices as an alternative form of discipline, and two RAND studies have explored their impact on school climate and student achievement.
Whole Child Health Initiative
Recently, schools have come under increased scrutiny for helping children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Initiatives known as whole child education or social-emotional learning have gained prominence among district leaders who recognize that children cannot learn in isolation.
Coordinated School Health (CSH), too, is quickly gaining ground across districts nationwide. This model unites education and health leaders to promote student success by supporting cognitive, physical and emotional growth in each student.
CSH tenets are organized to reflect Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, an influential model which asserts that basic needs must be satisfied before higher-order needs can be satisfied.
CSH’s tenets include physical activity and physical education; nutrition environment and services; health services; counseling, psychological, and social supports; employee wellness programs; family engagement/community involvement and an optimal learning environment. This expanded version of WSCC provides ample opportunity for supporting all aspects of child development seamlessly to maximize potential.
Career and Technical Education
Career and technical education (CTE) is an educational pathway focused on skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies and career readiness. CTE differs from traditional or university-based education because its approach emphasizes practical skill acquisition at all ages of learning.
Modern Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are closely aligned with industry needs and trends, offering students career pathways tailored to both their academic goals and professional ambitions.
Some educators and school-reform advocates believe that CTE programs offer valuable experiential learning experiences for students who struggle with more traditional academic education, helping to close achievement gaps among under-served children and often outperforming them in more conventional academic environments. Others point out research indicating this trend.
Recruitment of students for higher education institutions is an integral component of success, impacting diversity, quality and character of your student body as an overall entity. But competing for student attention online can make recruitment challenging for schools. Making themselves stand out and spark interest can be daunting tasks that take up much time and resources – yet recruitment must still happen to ensure successful universities.
Establishing a student recruitment strategy that complements your overall objectives can be the cornerstone of success. Doing so will allow you to understand where resources should be invested most efficiently while also ensuring that tactics deployed aim at meeting targets set.
An effective student recruitment strategy involves using visual storytelling to deliver personalized messages for prospects. Universities can utilize social media channels like TikTok or Instagram to tell their stories and engage with students as prospects sift through their options; providing free resources can also be an effective strategy in drawing prospects in. Stockholm School of Economics employs admissions software which collects details upon initial interaction before supporting prospects through to enrollment.
Extended Day Care offers pre and post school care to K-5 grade students during school days before and after classes, under supervision by certified staff. Students enjoy playing, engaging in activities that promote learning while simultaneously offering recreational benefits – available throughout the school year including teacher planning days and holidays.
In 1987-88 and 1990-91, slightly higher percentages of public and private schools located within central city locations and urban fringe areas than rural locations offered extended-day programs; this was true both years; more schools with high minority enrollments had these programs than those with lower minority enrollments.
Please be aware that fees for this service are charged monthly, and any time after August 28 you may modify your child’s enrollment through your Amilia account. Any changes after this date will incur a $25 change fee per request – thank you for being patient while we work to recover from this pandemic!