Towles, Northrop Part of Seeing is Believing Tour

Record Number: 18675
Displayed from: May 02, 2019 , until: Jul 02, 2019

Local business and community leaders, as well as FWCS employees, will participate in the sixth annual Seeing is Believing Tour, starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE), 230 E. Douglas Ave. The tour gives participants an opportunity to learn more about the educational programs offered at Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Members of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., partners from local businesses and community service organizations, and members of the FWCS Ambassador program will take a school bus to visit Towles Intermediate School, Northrop High School and FACE. At Towles, participants will learn about the District’s grades 1-5 Montessori program and the middle school New Tech program. At Northrop, they will experience life in a building that is being renovated through the REPAIR FWCS 2 project, which was approved by voters in a 2016 referendum. They will also see the school’s Program of Study – Project Lead the Way-Engineering. At FACE, guests will see how FWCS provides families with support, whether they are new to the District or have been an FWCS family for many years. The building houses Student and Family Support Services, Community Programs, College and Career Readiness and much more.

“We know there is no better way to see what goes on in our schools that to take community members on a tour,” FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “The name of this program – Seeing is Believing – is appropriate because some in the community don’t realize all the great things our students are doing until they see it first-hand. We want our community leaders and our employees to be proud of this District and work being done by staff and students.”

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.