Borman Elementary is known for its community support and has one of the largest mentoring programs in Texas.
The school, built in 1970 and renovated in 2009, was named after Frank Borman, a NASA astronaut and commander of the Apollo 8 spacecraft.Borman functions as a dual-language campus to produce bilingual and bi-literate students.
Borman Elementary is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years
Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate(IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**MissionStatement from the IB:
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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
When a car crashed into the side of the Center for the Visual Arts last year, it damaged paneling on the side of the building that would obviously need to be repaired. When thinking about how to repair the facility, its leaders quickly realized beauty could come from the damage.