McKinney ISD

New Kinder - 12th grade students - register at campuses beginning July 19th. High school and middle school registration is by appointment. Prior to visiting the campus, it is recommended that parents complete the online registration forms for each new student. Click here for more information about new student registration.

Returning student registration information will be emailed to parents of individual students the week of June 7th with a unique snap code that is needed to begin the online registration process for that student. Note: Parents may not receive snap codes for all of their students at the same time. Click here for more information about returning student registration.

Administrative Office Summer Hours: Beginning Monday, May 24, through Friday, July 30, McKinney ISD administrative offices will be open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Offices will be closed on Fridays during this time.

 

Interdisciplinary Study & Mentorship

Interdisciplinary Study and Mentorship (ISM) is a rigorous, challenging course offered at all McKinney ISD high schools. This program is designed for academically gifted and high achieving upperclassmen. ISM students investigate a career topic that is of extreme interest to them through intense study, research, writing, and ultimately a mentorship with a professional.

Course expectations include the development of an extensive research portfolio of journal and trade articles, written analyses of these professional articles, and written assessments of interviews and/or observations of people who work in that career field. Students deliver progressively longer oral presentations and improve their skills in public speaking, research, time management, communication, networking, interviewing, and goal setting. In addition, ISM students polish other interpersonal skills in the areas of professional dress, email and phone etiquette, and engaging in meaningful conversation with professionals.

ISM encompasses the following curriculum: intense research, topic-related product development, original idea generation and product design, public speaking and presentations, resume writing, interviewing skills, business and social etiquette, hands-on experiences in real work environments, participation in district events, and writing formal research assessments.

Campus ISM Teachers

Erin Bull
ISM Teacher at MBHS
ebull@mckinneyisd.net
469-302-3520

Alice Dutton
ISM Teacher at MHS
aldutton@mckinneyisd.net
469-302-5780

Nancy Bridges
ISM Teacher at MNHS
nbridges@mckinneyisd.net
469-302-4444

ISM Resources

Need Help?

If you need additional assistance with the content on this page, please contact McKinney ISD team member Dr. Javetta Jones Roberson by phone at 469-302-4206 or by email here .