• FISD Future Planning


    Forney Independent School District offers individualized focused pathways that are designed with three types of graduates in mind: College-Bound, Learn & Earn and Career-Ready. Each pathway incorporates a wide range of components, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, articulated college credit, academic dual credit, industry certifications, advanced technical credit, technical dual credit, community partnerships, and career experiences. 

    This page is designed to provide resources, tips, how to guides and links to assist parents and students on their journey to their chosen focused pathway. 

    What is Postsecondary Education? 

    Postsecondary education happens after you graduate from high school. It can take on many forms, not just a getting a bachelor's degree at a four-year college. Continuing education looks different from person to person. Getting an associates degree or certification in your field is also a form of postsecondary education. 

    By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require some postsecondary education (Center of Education and the Workforce)

    This chart (Links to an external site.) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows how your level of education can impact your potential earnings.  


    Did You Know?

    • Selecting a career path automatically provides you with career goal-setting, regardless of your interests, abilities, talents, or desired levels of post-secondary education.
    • By selecting a career path, you will be more focused as you make decisions about high school course selections.
    • Selecting a career path will allow you to see the relevance of the courses you select in middle and high school to your future career choices.
    • By selecting a career path, your parents, teachers, and counselor will be able to provide you with more up-to-date information about your career goals and your post-secondary options beyond high school.
    • Selecting a career path means you are more likely to do better in school as well as to graduate with the Distinguished Level of Achievement, with one or more Endorsements, and with Performance Acknowledgements.


    Plan Your Path

    Learn about graduation requirements, endorsements, explore district focus pathway offerings, and  start planning your middle and high school coursework to align with your aptitude and interests.


    Personal Graduation Plan

    The district’s Personal Graduation Plan, for all entering 9th grade students, displays a six-year look at the core course requirements needed to graduate with an Endorsement. While in high school you will have the opportunity to earn at least 26 credits and an endorsement in one of four focus areas:

    • Arts and Humanities
    • Business and Industry
    • Public Services
    • S.T.E.M.

    You may also earn Performance Acknowledgements for AP exams, dual credit coursework; earning end-of-program, industry recognized certifications; PSAT/SAT/ACT testing; or bilingualism and bi-literacy achievement.


    College Focus


    Here you will find three steps students/parents will need to take in their journey to begin their post-secondary education. 

    Future Planning Resources

    Here you will find information and links to assist students/parents on how to apply to college, scholarships, grants and many more tools and tips.