At least 80 people applied for entry into one of Houston ISD’s newest high schools, the Energy Institute High School, on Wednesday afternoon at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center.
The Energy Institute High School will capitalize on Houston’s renowned energy industry, representing the fields of geoscience, alternative energy, and offshore technology. Corporate partnerships at the full magnet school will help provide a strong foundation in chemistry, engineering, science and mathematics. Students will be encouraged to see how professionals operate and are provided with numerous real-world experiences which provide an edge for future college coursework.
One hopeful student said he was was interested in applying for the Energy Institute because of his interest in technology and science.
“I like how you can make stuff and be an engineer, make your own things,” said Jojanui Cooper, formerly a student at Hogg Middle School. “I took (STEM courses) in the seventh and eighth grade.”
Nancy Jones, Cooper’s aunt, said she was very excited when she learned of his interest.
“It makes me feel real proud,” she said. “He’s always working on gadgets and stuff, tearing (up) and tinkering with things. So I know he’s interested in it.”
Prospective students also were afforded the opportunity to meet with the Energy Institute’s teachers and administration for more information about the school’s future and curriculum.
For more information about the Energy Institute High School, email Principal Lori Lambropoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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