Sixth-graders from the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan got a big treat during the last week of regular school.
They made a visit to the Baylor campus, where they listened to a speech given by Dr. Kenneth Mattox, asked questions of a panel of medical students, watched an anatomy presentation, and took a tour of the Michael E. DeBakey Museum and Library.
Dr. Paul Klotman, the president and CEO of Baylor, took time out of his day to greet the students, one of whom asked for his autograph (pictured).
Proposed campuses would expand options for students seeking specialty schools with academically challenging courses
The HISD Board of Education will consider a proposal Thursday to create two new magnet schools that will offer a highly rigorous curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
If approved, the proposed Energy Institute High School and the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan would immediately begin enrolling students for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The Energy Institute High School would begin with a class of 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 would open with a sixth-grade class and eventually serve students in grades 6-8. Continue reading