The HISD Departments of College and Career Readiness employ many tactics to prepare students for life after high school graduation, including one-on-one advising, PSAT/SAT prep, college application assistance, and more. CCR is always on the lookout for opportunities for graduation-bound students that will give them a leg-up in the professional world.
One of these opportunities is the SAP Internship Program, launched in 2017 and developed to give participating students on-the-job experience working with SAP programs in different arenas, cycling interns through weeks in various HISD departments that utilize the program in different ways.
Every year, HISD’s Career Readiness department hosts the Career and Military Signing Day celebration, an event for recognizing and celebrating high school seniors who are graduating on a path to military enlistment or employment with one of HISD’s partner corporations.
When you think about high school sports, your brain likely conjures the usual: football, basketball, baseball—all the sports that for decades have served as the backdrop for inspiring movies about ragtag teenagers beating the odds. The last sport you’d probably think of is squash.
HISD prides itself on the inventive and creative efforts of students from all corners of the huge, diverse district, and the participants in the 2023 Innovation Fair were no exception. The fair, held at The Ion in downtown Houston on Friday, Feb. 10, showcased 20 projects developed by elementary, middle, and high school students who pitched their ideas to a rotating audience of spectators, investors, mentors, and judges.
Houston Community College’s Work-Based Learning and Industry Partnerships Department welcomed students from five HISD high schools for a summit on professional apprenticeship. Students from Furr High School, Kashmere High School, Sterling High School, North Forest High School, and Sam Houston High School enjoyed an informative school day-long information session.
Tucked away on a side street in the shadow of the largest medical center in the world, DeBakey High School for Health Professions is the district’s medical magnet school, where students can learn more about the various career paths involved in the healthcare field, from the typical bedside options to the legislative branch.
Students like Cindy Choi, Paul Daniel, Caitlyn Davies, and David Dzul, all seniors, who gave Superintendent Millard House a tour of the school, which opened its $65 million, state-of-the-art, 194,000-square-foot building on the western edge of the Texas Medical Center in 2017.
House was visiting the school on its second day of the 2021-2022 school year. As the ongoing global pandemic continues to make headlines, students at DeBakey are preparing to be the next generation of healthcare professionals.
All HISD students in grades K-12 and their parents are invited this weekend to attend When I Grow Up 2021, a virtual informative day of career exploration.
WIGU 2021 is a virtual experience taking place on Saturday April 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Beginnig at 10 a.m., the WIGU landing page will be separated by school grade level and will consist of carefully curated career exploration content to provide K-12 students with information, coding activities, career exploration, videos, job search information, and a video competition that ALL campuses and CTE pathways may compete in.