FWISD Considers All-Girls School

An all-girl’s school could be on the horizon in Fort Worth depending on the outcome of Tuesday night's school board meeting.

The school would open with the help of $1 million from the Dallas-based nonprofit started by entrepreneur Lee Posey and his wife, Sally, The Foundation for the Education of Young Women.

The foundation already supports four schools for young women -- one each in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock -- and plans to open another in Houston. The Fort Worth school would realize the foundation’s goal of opening six schools in Texas by the year 2010.

Each of the schools will focus on math, science, technology and engineering, as well as leadership development, wellness and service.

Thus far, the single-sex schools have proven successful on many criteria. A bar graph on the foundation’s Web site colorfully displays their students’ TAKS scores achievements over those in the Dallas ISD and Texas in general.

More information regarding funding, location and admittance will not become available until Tuesday's school board meeting,  according to a Fort Worth ISD spokesperson.  

Holly LaFon has written and worked for various local publications including D Magazine and Examiner.

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