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 Rescheduled:
Fort Worth, Texas - The FREE SAT school day administration planned for FWISD 11th grade students on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

The District made this decision in consultation with the College Board and following two days of campuses being closed for bad weather. We want to ensure conditions are optimal for students to do their best on the SAT.

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. 

Countdown to College:  Juniors, it is time to register for our college essay writing course.  Come by room 231 for a registration form or check with your English teacher.  The dates are June 8-12 and space is limited.

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.  

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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