ABOUT ALICE CARLSON,
Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center is a school of choice. The applied learning approach encourages children to be independent learners while working as members of a team to apply classroom learning to new situations. In addition to team work, an applied learning education emphasizes:
- Communication skills, especially writing
- Awareness of positive complex behavior such as problem-solving
Applied Learning students work with businesses and organizations outside the classrooms to complete hands-on, real-world, child-centered projects within authentic learning situations.
Carlson’s enrichment program provides opportunities for students to study areas of particular interest, participate in fine arts, and provide volunteer service to the school and community. Students also receive instruction by certified specialists in music, art, computers, and physical education.
The school-wide discipline model is based on positive discipline and peer mediation that encourages student responsibility.
Other highlights include:
- Assessment system that utilizes nationally benchmarked standards, rubrics and criteria charts, parent-child-teacher conferences, and portfolio presentations
- Partnerships with the Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Christian University, REAL School Gardens, University Baptist Church, and Texas Master Gardeners
- Computer lab and laptop computer cart for student use
- Outdoor Learning Environment for science observations, projects, and experiments
At Alice Carlson, our teachers have a unique set of school supplies they need throughout the year. We do not use the FWISD supply list. We ask that all families please purchase school supplies through the PTA. School Supplies will cost $40 per student. You can pay online through our website. Classes with 100% participation will be eligible for a free ice cream party! Thank you for supporting our school and teachers! Special thanks to our school supply committee who make sure our dollars go as far as possible and that our teachers get what they needed for the year.
Please mark your calendars for upcoming family meeting nights. These meetings are an opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher, meet other parents, learn about school routines, ask questions and learn homework expectations, as well as, hear more about and join the very active PTA!
Alice Carlson would like to encourage us all to be up at school as much as possible. Stop by for lunch or for recess; make copies for your child’s teacher, say yes to volunteering and being involved. We are all so busy, but our kids, our school, and our families all benefit from all our efforts. Any help is a big help!
On behalf of your PTA Board, we’d like thank all who make our school a wonderful learning community. Be sure to sign up for the electronic newsletter, The Carlson Weekly. You can find the signup using the form in our sidebar. We look forward to partnering with and supporting our Alice Carlson parents, teachers and students during this school year.