Frisco Isd Ensures Exterior Doors On Campuses Work And Lock Properly Before Start Of School
FRISCO, Texas – Assistant Principal Travis Volk checked every exterior door at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center to make sure they’re working and locking properly before the new school year begins next week.
“We value every child that comes in here,” Volk said. “Our biggest thing is to make sure our building is secure from the outside first. If there’s anything wrong, we get them fixed immediately.”
This has taken place at Frisco ISD’s 75 school campuses and other facilities.
The Texas Education Agency is requiring all the state’s 1,000+ school districts to do so before the start of classes this month.
After the school year starts, the exterior door checks are mandated each week.
It comes after the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on May 24.
The Texas House Committee investigating the tragedy found the gunman was able to enter an unlocked door at the school.
It should have been locked.
The report also found teachers there often used rocks to prop-open exterior doors.
Volk said he, teachers, and staff regularly ensure doors are locked when walking the halls and that staff are always monitoring cameras that are posted at every door.
“It’s a district expectation that doors are not to be propped open,” Volk said. “They’re not to be left unlocked.”
They include questions about emergency drills and security procedures.
University Of North Texas At Frisco
The University of North Texas at Frisco emphasizes the creation of custom curriculums and programs in addition to its traditional course offerings. A prime example of that is the universitys Inspire Park, an innovative business incubator and tech transfer center designed to work hand-in-hand with Friscos companies and major corporations to develop mutually beneficial, partnership-based opportunities and real-world experiences for its students.
Frisco Cte Center Dual Credit
Frisco ISD offers the opportunity for students to earn both academic and workforce dual credit in partnership with Collin College. Collin College dual credit classes are taught at the Frisco CTE Center and at the Collin College Campus in Frisco. For a list of courses and programs, please visit with your high school counseling office or view below.
Frisco CTE Center Dual Credit Courses Frisco CTE Center Dual Credit Programs Students interested in dual credit classes will need to speak to their high school counselor first to make sure it is the right option.
Once approved, attend a dual credit information session for Frisco CTE students and parents. Dates are found at
Memorandum of Understanding with Collin College and Frisco ISD show the courses and programs available for dual credit.
Collin College ResourceThe College and Career Counselor assigned to Frisco CTE is depending on your home Frisco high school campus. A list can be found at For more information about dual credit please contact the Frisco CTE HS Counseling office
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Ceu And Graduate Credit Info
Earning IACET CEUs Issued by PLTW
PLTW is proud to partner with the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units . Teachers can earn IACET CEUs when they complete Core Training, as well as select other PLTW professional development experiences.
One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience that has clear objectives to meet learner needs and assess outcomes. When you successfully complete Core Training, well provide you with a transcript that includes the name of the course, the total number of professional development hours completed, and the total number of CEUs earned. You can view your CEUs at any time by visiting the Professional Development section of myPLTW and clicking on Transcript.
A wide range of organizations including several states departments of education and school districts recognize IACET CEUs as the official standard for continuing education and training, which allows teachers to use IACET CEUs toward licensure or certification renewal. The IACET website has a list of agencies that accept its accreditation. Teachers must confirm with their school/district administrator, state department of education, or other relevant organization if IACET CEUs qualify as recognized CEUs based on specific state or local requirements.
Getting PLTW PD Approved by Your District
Downloadable One-Page PDF about PLTW Core Training
The Newly Expanded Frisco Cte Center Offers An Efficient Learning Environment That Serves Multiple Schools
The culmination of a vision that started 15 years ago with the development of one of the top career centers in the country, this new 44,090 square foot addition focuses on STEM curriculum, which has become a point of interest for a growing number of students.
With a location in the districts geographic center, students from high schools across the district have equal access to this flexible learning environment. Inspired by the collegiate environment, each space offers flexibility and accommodates learninginside the classroom, outside the building, and everywhere in between.
The heart of this school is the collaboration zone that encourages active learning through teaming and peer-to-peer interaction. Makerspaces and high-end learning labs enhance students ability to plan, make, and present. Configurable breakout zones with moveable, writeable wall panels promote collaboration and brain storming activities for various size student groups.
The learning stair promotes further informal learning and collaboration, and the large, flexible learning theater showcases student work to the community through presentation and career fairs. A new engineering workshop offers STEM, robotics, soldering, electronics, and some woodworking.
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Friscos Home Field Advantage
Close to home, the highly respected University of North Texas and Collin College provide the key advantage of a readily accessible pipeline of top-tier candidates for Frisco employers to recruit. Other regional universities and colleges include University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Dallas Baptist University and Amberton University.
The Career And Technical Education Center
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