Power of Choice
In Mansfield ISD, parents and students have the opportunity to choose the educational pathway that is the best fit for them, even if it is located outside of their designated attendance zone. Discover the possibilities by reviewing the choices below.
The specialized programs within MISD’s Power of Choice allow students to take advantage of specific programs that are tailored to their needs. Specialized programs have an application process. Transportation is provided for all qualified students who are accepted into their specialized program of choice.
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
2019 Parent Information Meeting - All meetings will take place from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on the following dates and sites.
- March 21, 2019 - Erma Nash Elementary
- March 28, 2019 - D. P. Morris Elementary
- April 4, 2019 - R.L. Anderson Building
- April 11, 2019 - R.L. Anderson Building
- April 25, 2019 - R.L. Anderson Building
Application Window - March 21, 2019 - April 26, 2019 | Apply Online
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. For more information, visit the Jerry Knight STEM Academy website.
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). For more information, visit the Early College High School website.
The leadership academies within MISD’s Power of Choice give students the opportunity to have a leadership curriculum built into the instructional schedule. Admission into a leadership academy is based upon available space. Transportation will not be provided for these schools if they are outside your designated attendance zone.
- Willie Brown Academy of Young Scholars
- Louise Cabaniss Academy of Young Scholars
- Martha Reid Leadership Academy
- Donna Shepard Leadership Academy
- Elizabeth Smith Innovative Learning Academy
- Tarver-Rendon School of Agricultural Leadership
The Willie Brown Academy of Young Scholars has curriculum that focuses on growth mindset, social and emotional learning and college and career awareness. Those topics are incorporated with rigorous academic curriculum to provide students opportunities to communicate, create, collaborate and think critically.
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.
Donna Shepard Leadership Academy features unique programming and opportunities for students that include an engaging leadership curriculum built into the instructional schedule, an agricultural science leadership, a national elementary honor society, an art partnership program between general education and special needs students and more.
Students at the Elizabeth Smith Innovative Learning Academy have collaboration opportunities built in to their daily learning with lessons that focus on higher cognitive skills for all of its students (pre-kindergarten through fourth grade). The school focuses on the “Six C’s” of learning: collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, citizenship and character to empower students to be global learners.
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. Students will also frequently access the Ron Whitson Science Agricultural Center and the Tarver-Rendon Discovery Park.
Transportation will be provided to all locations (except the leadership academies) if a student is accepted into the program.