Like everything in Frisco ISD, the Independent Study & Mentorship Program is growing! Approximately 465 students will have the opportunity to participate in ISM this year. The first event is the ever-popular, annual ISM Business Symposium. During this event, business professionals conduct one-on-one mock interviews with students to help them prepare for research interviews, their mentor search, and life after high school. Because of the ISM Program's growth, there will be two different sessions. ISM Business Symposium Date: October 2, 2019 Location: Independence High School – 10555 Independence Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75035 Morning Session: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Coffee and light continental breakfast will be served.) Schools Involved: Frisco, Liberty, Reedy, Lebanon Trail, and Lone Star Number of ISM Students: 233 Afternoon Session: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Water and snacks will be served.) Schools Involved: Centennial, Heritage, Independence, Memorial and Wakeland Number of ISM Students: 233 This link will take you to instructions for the background check that will be needed from all FISD volunteers. Please fill out this form by September 20, 2019, so that Frisco ISD may be able to appropriately place all of their students. If you are willing to participate in both the morning and afternoon sessions, lunch will be provided during the break between sessions. More specific information about the day’s events will be sent closer to the time of the event. If you would like more information about this event and/or the ISM program, please click on the following link: Frisco ISD Independent Study and Mentorship. You can also contact Mrs. Kelly Hemenway, Coordinator for Academic Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org. Frisco Chamber Mentor/Mentee Database There are more ways to be involved! The 465 students will need individuals to serve as mentors throughout the school year! If sharing your knowledge with a student is something that interests you, please take a moment to help them find you by filling out the form on our website! This tool is a great way to connect the students with professionals in their field of study. Because of business professionals like you investing in our future workforce, the future looks pretty bright!