Starting with the 2017–18 school year, BISD will introduce programs at selected campuses as part of the Schools with a Specialization initiative. These programs go above and beyond the state-required curriculum. Schools with a Specialization will begin at three campuses. Based on feedback from parents and community leaders, BISD will expand with additional programs on other campuses in the coming years. (More details on these programs are coming soon.)
In August 2017, • North Richland Middle School will open as the only nationally STEM-certified middle school campus (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics);• Richland Middle School will have a specialization in Leadership; • Birdville Elementary will have a Fine Arts specialization;• The Gifted and Talented program for elementary students will be enhanced; and• Students will have additional opportunities to earn college credit while attending high school.