Energy Institute High School Open House on May 2

Parents and students interested in attending The Energy Institute High School are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, May 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 West 18th Street). The new HISD magnet school is currently recruiting ninth grade students for the 2013-2014 school year. Subsequent grades will be added each year so that the campus will eventually serve students in grades 9-12.

“I am thrilled to be the leader of the first high school devoted to preparing students for careers in the energy field,” said principal Lori Lambropoulos. “The school will deliver extraordinary firsts in learning while mingling the exploration of energy careers with cutting edge education.”

Lambropoulos along with representatives from the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) will be at Thursday’s open house to share their vision for the new school, which will be located at 812 W. 28th Street. IPAA is expanding its current partnership with HISD to open the school and enhance curriculum and instruction through guest speakers, mentoring, field trips, summer camps, paid externships and scholarships for college.

“There has never been a greater opportunity for students to begin preparing themselves to enter the high-demand, challenging and lucrative careers provided within our industry,” said Doris Richardson, Founding Director of IPAA /PESA Education Center. “IPPA is pleased to partner again with HISD and leaders within the energy industry to provide educational initiatives that serve to enrich the STEM-focused energy program.”

The Energy Institute High School is currently accepting applications until May 16. Visit the school’s website for more information and to download an application.

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