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HILZ becomes Futures Academy, launches Student of the Week

The HISD initiative formerly known as Houston Innovative Learning Zone (HILZ) has been renamed the Futures Academy, and has launched a “Student of the Week” feature.

This week’s profile (.pdf) is of Jerry Velazquez, a junior at Furr High School’s Futures Academy of Engineering Technology.

The Futures Academy offers students six different programs to choose from. Each provides focused instruction in high-demand technical fields, including pharmaceutical science, manufacturing technology, and computer networking. Students who complete all course requirements will graduate with an associate’s degree and valuable industry credentials.