Magnet Spotlight: Scarborough HS preparing kids for careers in computer science

Campus is the sixth and last to be featured in a series of articles on magnet schools with space still available

Scarborough High School students tour the Houston ISD data center, March 12, 2014. (Houston ISD/Dave Einsel)

Scarborough High School students tour the Houston ISD data center, March 12, 2014. (Houston ISD/Dave Einsel)

In today’s digital world, the value of technical computer know-how cannot be overstated.

That’s why HISD is giving students a leg-up in that industry by offering classes in networking and computer administration through the Futures Academy at Scarborough High School.

Scarborough is one of eight district campuses offering a specialized course of instruction designed to give students a strong foundation in traditional subject matter, as well as the technical knowledge they need to land jobs in high-demand fields right after graduation.

Students can earn valuable industry certifications, college credits, and even an associate of applied science degree by August after their senior year. They can also take advantage of field trips that could lead to future job opportunities. One Scarborough graduate landed an internship as an IT professional and returned to HISD last year to help with the district’s PowerUp program.

HISD will be holding its annual School Choice Fair on Saturday, April 25, for parents and students who have not yet decided on a school for the coming academic year. Scarborough is one of several schools that still has space available in its magnet program. For more information about Scarborough or other magnet campuses, please visit the School Choice website.

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