Farshad Babazadeh Honors Program

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Vision

An Initiative with a special focus in science and math that will serve to support Volusia County's, as well as State of Florida's, focus on the STEM studies.

Mission

We aspire to increase academic and personal enrichment opportunities for targeted high-achieving students from very low socioeconomic or homeless families.  Through rigorous, rich and varied academic and non-academic programs, we will seek to empower creative and analytical thinking, giving these students the necessary skills to be able to continue their studies at an accredited college or university in the STEM fields

 

FBHonors program was instituted in 2012 to help the highest achieving students reach their fullest potential.  Heavily centered on STEM programming, the FBHonors Program has been greatly influenced by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University's STEM Outreach Club which has visited FBHonors campuses to inform students of educational opportunities in STEM fields and has provided organized activities on its campus to further enrich and challenge students. 

The goal of the FBHonors initiative is to cultivate the talent of high achieving students, in small class settings, through rigorous, varied enhanced opportunities designed to navigate them through high-school, help them enroll in college, and, in doing so, lead them on a path to success. The program, which also includes middle school students from Campbell, Holly Hill and Hinson, is administered by Westside principal Willie Williams and teacher Aimee Shank.

"The students we serve at FBH may be economically disadvantaged, but that shouldn't mean they must be academically disadvantaged as well," said Mrs. Hosseini. "We believe that providing access to technology and the educational tools that come with it is an important tactic in pursuing our objective to foster the talent of these bright young minds and ultimately help them reach their fullest potential."

"We can expand FBHonors students' learning in the program," said Ms. Shank. "Each child receiving their very own iPad has inspired them to reach higher in developing goals, increased their creativity in projects, and helped them gain responsibility for taking care of school and personal property. All of these are integral in the development of the "total" child."

FBHonors meets every day after school for three hours per day.  The students in the program were selected based on their academic promise and their desire to commit to its rigors. To ensure small classroom settings and one-on-one interaction with educators, the maximum number of students at any school is twelve. 

FBHonors was named in memory of Farshad Babazadeh who was killed in a car accident at the age of 18 and was brought to Food Brings Hope through the generosity of Farshad's parents, Mansour and Simin Babazadeh.

 


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