Applications are being accepted now through the application deadline of May 16, 2013 for the newly created Energy Institute High School and the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan. The two new magnet schools were approved by the HISD Board of Trustees at a recent board meeting.
The Energy Institute High School will capitalize on Houston’s world-leading energy industry, representing the fields of geoscience, alternative energy, and offshore technology. HISD is expanding its existing partnership with the Independent Petroleum Association of America to enhance the school’s curriculum and instruction. The Energy Institute High School will begin with ninth-grade students and add a grade level each year to eventually serve students in grades 9-12.
The Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan will be aligned with HISD’s prestigious DeBakey High School for Health Professions in the Texas Medical Center. Expanding this partnership with Baylor College of Medicine will provide more students with access to the faculty of one of America’s leading medical schools. The Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan will open with a sixth-grade class and eventually serve students in grades 6-8. The new school will be located at the historic Ryan Middle School site, 2610 Elgin. Parents and students interested in learning more about the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan are invited to attend a community meeting at the school on April 25 from 5:00-6:30.
Representatives from both of the new magnet schools will be on hand for HISD’s annual School Choice Fair, scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th Street). Approximately 90 schools are expected to be at the fair.
- Download an application for either school under the “Headlines and Features” section. Applications must be postmarked by May 16, 2013. Submit your application to the school of your choice (4400 W. 18th Street, Suite 1SE29, Houston, TX 77092).