The ACE Initiative focuses on accelerating campus excellence. This educational model has five core pillars: effective leaders and teachers, an expectation of instructional excellence, character development, extra academic support with an extended school day, after-school enrichment, and evening meals. ACE cultivates life-long learners, confident in their knowledge of academic and social problem-solving strategies, to empower them to successfully adapt and contribute to an ever-changing world.
Available at O'Connor Elementary
Personalized Learning is an educational model in which a student learns at least in part through online learning using computer-adaptive software with some control over time, place, path, pace, and modalities of learning paired with teacher-led classroom activities to create an integrated customized learning experience.
CLI Early Education Center at F.W. Gross is a collaboration with Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. This early education center is focused on building family relationships, using high-quality curriculum resources, fostering meaningful literacy, and developing teacher talent to serve our very youngest students in VISD.
Available at CLI Early Education Center at F.W. Gross
P-TECH represents a series of pathways available to students interested in exploring Healthcare, Computer Science, and Education and Training. Each pathway partners with a Texas Institution of Higher Education and regional businesses/industries to offer interested students an opportunity to complete an aligned sequence of college courses and work-based learning experiences while in high school at no cost to families.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is an educational instructional model that fosters design-based thinking while supporting fluid, flexible, creative, and innovative problem solving that is the basis for the 21st Century Workforce skills.