The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation is committed to supporting programs that advance the excellence of education in the public schools.Below are a few of the programs the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation is currently working with.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATEAn initial and immediate goal for the Foundation is to support the International Baccalaureate program at Woodrow Wilson High School. Woodrow has been selected as Dallas Independent School District's first International Baccalaureate school. The IB program is hailed as an outstanding means to promote greater rigor in the classroom, more academic challenges for students of all income levels, and an opportunity to burnish the educational reputation of the neighborhood's landmark institution. According to the IB web site (www.ib.org), the International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. The school’s mission with IB is to expand opportunities for students by developing an exemplary program, which will include the rigorous study of traditional disciplines so that students become self-aware and informed participants in both local and world affairs. It is expected that the IB program will encourage and foster a culture at Woodrow so that students are more accepting of cultural diversity and will continue to develop an international perspective. Further, Woodrow will encourage students in an urban setting to set high standards and learn from other students across the world as they become active, compassionate, global citizens. Woodrow is in the final stages of the authorization process with International Baccalaureate North America (IBNA) and began offering the program in the fall of 2010. Already, dozens of teachers have participated in special IB training courses. Advanced Placement (AP) and dual-credit courses will also continue to be options for students, along with Woodrow’s rich array of academic and extracurricular offerings.
PUBLIC EDUCATION INITIATIVEThe Woodrow Foundation and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce have joined forces in conjunction with Junior Achievement in an effort to inspire and prepare hundres more high school students fro the realities of the world beyond their classrooms.
This collaboration provides an opportunity to sponsor, and support, our community’s budding entrepreneurs through innovative school programs. These programs will challenge students to think, build, strive, and achieve, and will expose them to knowledgeable volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
Several local businesses have agreed to partner in this initiave. These include:
- · Jackson Walker
- · Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
- · Oncor
- · Benefitmall
- · Wells Fargo
- · Methodist Healthcare System
- · Bank of America
- · Humana
- · Haynes and Boone
- · Comerica
- · Instaff
- · Baylor Health Care System
Each of these partners agrees to commit significant resources in support of Woodrow students. Their passion and contributions are greatly appreciated.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPSThe Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation is the custodian of a number of endowments that are intended to provide college scholarships to deserving students. These endowments are a wonderful gift to Woodrow and to the students who will benefit from the encouragement and financial support these scholarships will provide. It will be exciting to see how our students blossom and flourish as they pursue their education.
Click here for a copy of the current scholarship application.
Woodrow Feeder Pattern
The Woodrow Wilson Community Council includes representatives from PTAs, Early Childhood PTAs and Site Based Decision Making Committees serving the schools that form the feeder pattern for East Dallas' historic Woodrow Wilson High School. The Council is committed to working cooperatively to further the needs and goals of each group in the Woodrow community.