Fort Bend Independent School District
Sugar Land, TX
Fort Bend Independent School District

Fort Bend ISD has an intentional and proactive character education program in every one of its 74 schools. A task force consisting of representatives of all stakeholder groups adopted the district’s core values, which are now well-known throughout the community. Despite being a large, diverse district, support for the character initiative is universal, and character goals have been embraced by and implemented in every building through the adoption of Character Links in all schools. Students report being especially proud of the diversity in their schools. One student, Nathan, says, “I go to the most diverse high school in the nation, and we make connections to work for a better future.” By district mandate, each year students on the secondary campuses develop and implement a character education and cultural diversity plan to engage all stakeholders. Along with this, a coalition of all stakeholders oversees the implementation of the No Place for Hate program in every school. A district Cultural Diversity Conference involves over 450 high school students and is being expanded each year. The goal of the Diversity Conference is to increase awareness, improve communication, develop leadership qualities, and foster mutual understanding and respect among student groups.

Contact Information

Mrs. Ilene Harper
Assistant Director of Student Support Services
16431 Lexington Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: 281-634-1426
Email: ilene.harper@fortbendisd.com
Website: www.fortbendisd.com