Specializations and Program Offerings
Career and Technical Education
The district's growing Career and Technical Education program provides students with a variety of career avenues including Agriculture, Culinary Arts and Engineering. WSISD is the only district in Texas to offer an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drone) program that enables students to receive Federal Aviation Administration certification.
STEAM Academy at North Elementary
For the past year, North Elementary staff members have attended numerous trainings, visited STEAM Academies and implemented plans to become an official STEAM Academy. The campus will serve students in grades kindergarten through fourth grades and integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) into every subject in 2019-20. Click here for video.
Dual Language Immersion Programs
WSISD implements one-way and two-way Dual Language Immersion programs, enabling both native Spanish and English speakers to develop proficiency (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and receive content area instruction in both English and Spanish.
These students can continue to participate in Dual Language in grades 5 and 6 at Tannahill Intermediate and take the Spanish Placement Exam. Passing this exam enables students to continue in the Advanced Spanish program in grades 7 and 8 and earn early credits for both high school and college. Dual Language students are also on a pathway to earn the Seal of Biliteracy Award upon graduation.
The Liberty Elementary and West Elementary Dual Language programs will be combined at Liberty in 2019-20, paving the way for a Dual Language Academy at Liberty in 2020-21. North Elementary Dual Language students will continue to attend North.
Dual Credit Academy
White Settlement ISD offers a Dual Credit Academy at Brewer High School so students may earn college credit while taking high school courses as well as a 1-1 technology initiative so students have the latest technology and are prepared to compete in today’s global society.
Early Childhood Academy
WSISD will open an Early Childhood Academy at West Elementary that provides full-day, pre-kindergarten in August 2019. All pre-kindergarten and Pre-School Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) classes (Blue Haze, Liberty, North and West Elementary Schools) and the Pre-K Dual Language classes will attend the Early Childhood Academy.
Fine Arts Academy
Kindergarten through fourth grade students attend music or art rotations four times a week, and fifth and sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in band, art, choir, dance and PE. Sixth graders may also enroll in Pre-AP reading and math.The Fine Arts Academy will add a full-time art teacher/Fine Arts Coordinator in 2019-20, who will oversee the establishment of partnerships with DFW fine arts organizations and institutions and enhance how the fine arts are embedded into the curriculum.
Brewer Bears have the opportunity to participate in a variety of award-winning athletic and fine arts programs including band and color guard, choir, cross country, dance, theater, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling, powerlifting and more.
A variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) clubs are offered including Law Enforcement, FCCLA, FFA, Audio Video, and Animation. Students compete in the SkillsUSA competition, FCCLA and more. Approximately 300 Brewer High School students in the CTE, fine arts and athletics programs competed at state competitions in 2018-19.
WSISD is a Dell EMC Model School District. WSISD's team of Dell EMC certified educators work with staff to integrate the best practices in technology application, enhancing student collaboration, imagination and problem-solving that results in digital learners who are prepared for the 21st century.
As part of the district's 1-1 technology initiative, all students in grades five through 12 have Dell laptops, and all elementary students use iPads in the classroom. In 2019-20, WSISD will provide touchscreen smart boards in the classrooms.
Safety and Security
White Settlement ISD continuously implements new programs and safety measures to enhance security. Recently, WSISD expanded its safety program to include the Standard Response Protocol and Avoid Deny Defend.
WSISD has partnered with the Good Canine Academy to provide comfort dogs in our schools as well as dogs that search for gun powder residue. The district has its own police department, and facilities are continually improved and updated to enhance safety.History