Tag Archives: High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

HISD Construction Services leads administration members on tour of new HSLJ

HISD Construction Services on Monday led Board of Education Trustee Diana Dávila and other district administrators on a tour of the new High School for Law & Justice, which is set for completion next month.

An outdoor patio overlooking the Houston skyline, a realistic courtroom classroom, and a large cafetorium with floor-to-ceiling windows were just a few of the areas attendees got a sneak peek of during the tour.

HISD Board of Education Trustee Diana Dávila said she is pleased with the building’s overall architecture and location.

Continue reading

New High School for Law and Justice building to open for summer classes

Construction on the new High School for Law and Justice is making steady progress, with work this quarter expected to bring the project to about 80 percent completion.

The new $40 million campus, which is funded through a combination of bond funds and real estate proceeds, will feature a realistic courtroom, crime-scene investigations lab, emergency communications center, and law library. The building also will include spaces for ROTC, athletics, fine arts, and other traditional high school spaces.

In the last quarter, the roof and exterior walls were installed, serving to enclose the building. Crews also installed the interior climate system, along with permanent power, plumbing, and utilities.

Continue reading

High School for Law and Justice construction makes steady progress

Driving along the Gulf Freeway near the University of Houston, it’s not hard to spot the new High School for Law and Justice, which rises three stories tall and is now about 60 percent complete.

“I love seeing the progress,” said HSLJ Principal Carol Mosteit. “This is going to be a beautiful building that will enhance our law and justice curriculum and provide a wonderful learning environment for students.” Continue reading

HISD Board of Education approves renaming of High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

New name covers school’s broad magnet focus

The HISD Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to rename the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to the High School for Law and Justice. According to Principal Carol Mosteit, the change will better reflect the school’s mission and provides a positive connotation for the school.

“This new name will help prospective students and parents understand the broadness of our magnet program. We offer a wide range of studies that span the law and justice field – much more than just the enforcement of laws.” said Mosteit. “The change goes into effect during the 2016–2017 school year, just as we are moving into our new facility.” Continue reading

HISD Announces Second Phase of One-to-One Laptop Initiative

HISD has selected the 18 high schools whose students will be receiving laptop computers in the 2014-2015 school year in the second phase of PowerUp, the district’s one-to-one digital transformation initiative.

Continue reading

Board of Education Approves Sale of High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Campus

Trustees sell campus to St. Thomas High School for $60 million

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday authorized the sale of the campus housing the district’s High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

Continue reading

Board of Education to Consider 16 More Contracts Under 2012 Bond Program

Administrators are recommending that the HISD Board of Education authorize the district to negotiate contracts with seven firms to provide construction manager at risk (CMAR) services on selected 2012 bond projects.

Continue reading

Beloved Teacher’s Illness Inspires Students to Give of Themselves, Literally

The High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice was a sea of orange on Mon., Sept. 9. Orange is the color associated with leukemia, and the school went all out to support a beloved teacher in need of blood. Two Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center mobile coaches hosted some 60 students, staff, alumni, and even parents who signed up to donate blood for criminal justice teacher Donald Chasteen.

Continue reading

Photos: Behind-the-scenes of an HISD graduation

Graduating seniors put on their cap and gown while friends and family held back tears before their loved ones crossed the stage and received their diploma.

We went behind-the-scenes at Delmar Field House for a bit of the action before the ceremony for the High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice commenced.

Continue reading