District Publications: State of the District 2018-19 - Page 14

POWER oF Choice MISD’s Power of Choice allows students of all ages to take advantage of specific programs that are tailored to their needs—even if it is located outside of their designated attendance zone. LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES (Martha Reid Leadership Academy and Tarver-Rendon Elementary School) Martha Reid Leadership Academy challenges students to take ownership of their own learning and become leaders of today and future leaders of tomorrow. The Tarver- Rendon School of Agricultural Leadership teaches core content and leadership skills through agricultural- based experiences. TWO-WAY DUAL LANGUAGE (D.P. Morris Elementary School and Erma Nash Elementary School) Young Spanish and English native speakers have the opportunity to learn two languages through cooperative learning and collaboration. The program also allows students to become bilingual, biliterate and multicultural. 12 | 2018-2019 #WEAREMISD STEM ACADEMY The Jerry Knight STEM Academy is an advanced academic program designed to provide a rigorous and focused course of study emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The academy gives learners a voice and choice to explore, create and innovate within real-world situations.