Advanced Academics

Academic Information and Courses

Paschal College Board #:  442560

  

Advanced Academic Office:  
817-814-5041   

Paschal Parents:  if you would like to receive information from the Advanced Academic office send us an email and we will add you to our list.  Please include your name, your students name, grade level and a phone number. Send to: pam.medlin@fwisd.org

New AP offering and SAT/PSAT changes:  Click here for the power point about the new AP Capstone class offered at Paschal in the Fall and here for the power point with information about the PSAT/SAT redesign.  
Free School Day SAT for Juniors:  all juniors will be taking a free SAT on February 25, 2015.  No need to register for this exam.  We are offering a review on February 21 and you do need to register for the review and the cost is $25.00.  Click here for the SAT Review.

Scheduling Expo Rescheduled:  The counseling office has rescheduled the expo from January 15 to January 29.  Check with the counseling office for more details.  Their number is 817.814.5030.

PSAT/SAT Summer Course: The College Board is making changes to the PSAT beginning Oct. 2015 and the SAT beginning spring 2016.  We are currently updating our curriculum to reflect these changes.  If you are a current sophomore or younger student click here for the registration form for the summer course.  

SAT Boot Camp:  current juniors  will register for the SAT Boot Camp because you will be taking the current version of the SAT.  Click here for the registration form. 

PSAT Results
All results are in the counseling office.

We do not know when we will receive scores for the freshmen who took the ACT Aspire.  

Dual Credit:   If your child is interested in enrolling in Dual Credit for the Fall,  click here for the "request to participate" in dual credit form. 
Completion of this form is required if you are interested in taking dual credit.  However, it is not binding.  The form is due by February 5, 2015. You can turn in the form to 231 or Mr. Forney in 227.  No Exceptions!

8th Grade Round Up:  Monday, February 16, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. 
8th grade students and their parents join us for a school tour and presentations to learn more about:  core academics, Gold Seal Programs of Choice, electives, student activities and school life.

New Grading System:   Click here for the  weighted grade point average system. This affects 9th,10th and 11th grade students for this school year.

Seniors:  Please notify the advanced academic office of any college acceptances even those you are not attending.  Report all scholarship offers to the counseling office.

   




Honors and AP Program

Paschal has one of the most-recognized and valued Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) Programs among all of Fort Worth's public and private high schools, helping Paschal students be well-prepared for a collegiate experience. The AP program consists of possibly several years of preparation courses (known as “honors” or “Pre-AP” courses) at the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years and often includes courses at the 8th grade and even at the 7th grade in middle school. The culmination of the process occurs when the student takes AP courses (college level classes) and then participates in the AP exams in May of the school year. Based on the scores of the AP exams, students may be able to earn college credit by "placing out" of college courses. However, the major benefit of the program is the excellent level of preparation students will have for college work. For more information, please talk to Paschal's Advanced Academic Office at 817-814-5041.

SAT/PSAT/ACT

The SAT and ACT are the two primary tests students must take for college admission. Paschal is well-known for its summer SAT Camp. Students all over the city come from both public and private schools to take advantage of this special preparation course. Check this site regularly to learn more about the program, when it is offered and complete an application. Remember to check with specific colleges about which test/s they require.
  • Testing
  • Paschal SAT Scores

Academic Honors

Paschal is considered the "school of choice" by hundreds of Fort Worth families, with many transferring to the school to take advantage of its outstanding academics. Paschal has more Merit Scholars than any other Fort Worth school, public and private. The following demonstrates the standard of excellence for which Paschal strives.  
 

National Merit and Minority Scholars
  • 38 National Merit and Minority Scholar recognitions in current senior class. This is by far the largest number in Fort Worth.
  • 12 National Merit Semifinalists.  (Semifinalist is the top 3/4's of the top 1% of students in the nation based on junior year PSAT scores).
  • 15 National Merit Commended Students
  • 10 National Merit Hispanic Scholars
  • 1 National Achievement Scholars
  • Click here for a list of current National Merit and Minority Scholars, and click here for a comparison of Merit Semifinalists.
Superintendent Scholars
A Superintendent Scholar is a merit honoree (semifinalist, commended or minority students) and/or an AP Scholar (students who scored 3 or higher on at least three AP exams). In 2013, Paschal has 91 students qualified as Superintendent Scholars. Click here for list of Superintendent Scholars.

Academic Letter Sweatshirts
Each year, Lockheed-Martin Aerospace Corporation and FWISD jointly sponsor the Academic Letter Sweatshirt Ceremony in early December. These are juniors whose cumulative GPA is 3.8 or higher at the end of their sophomore year. Paschal  has more 183 juniors who will be recognized. 


National Honor Society
Check with Mr. Ken Wright for more information.
For complete information, click here
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