Early childhood education puts great emphasis on setting up children for success in their academic journey. HISD parents have the option of helping their little scholar get a head start with HIPPY, an evidence-based, at-home learning program for children ages two through kindergarten.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a free program for future HISD students, designed to train parents to teach their toddlers the educational cornerstones that they need thrive once they grow into a traditional classroom.
Every spring, the Houston Art Car Parade takes over a section of Allen Parkway and brings together Houstonians of all ages in a celebration of creativity and community. This year, 21 HISD schools worked to create one-of-a-kind rolling pieces of art for the 36th annual event, with four student-made creations earning prizes in the Art Car and Youth Group categories. The art cars were judged by notable local artists, art patrons, and sponsors of the long-standing Houston arts collective, The Orange Show, where the Houston Art Car Parade originated.