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51 HISD seniors named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Program has selected 51 Houston Independent School District seniors as semifinalists for the 2022-2023 scholarship competition year.

The scholarship program gives seniors the opportunity to compete for about 7,250 monetary scholarships to help jumpstart their college careers.

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HISD high schools ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report

Two HISD high schools are among the top 100 in America, and 11 are in the top 100 in Texas. The annual rankings were released this week by U.S. News & World Report.

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Hear from Kinder HSPVA student’s 2022 YoungArts honors

Twelve students from Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts were named 2022 YoungArts winners and finalists by the National YoungArts Foundation, which identified them as some of the nation’s most promising young artists in visual, literary, design and performing arts.

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Kinder HSPVA Library Desk Concert showcases ‘creative outlet’ that rocks

For many, the dream of being a professional musician starts young, but it isn’t always about being a big star but having a passion for the arts. The sonic passion of some of HISD’s most-talented students is on display at an unlikely venue for music performances—the library.

In 2016, jazz students at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts wanted a setting that would be fitting to express their creative outlet, and it ended up being their library. What would soon follow was another version of what HSPVA calls “Happenings,” which were live music events generally held in the commons. Subsequently, the idea evolved into the “Library Desk Concert” (LDC). Since then, the LDC has been a hit. 

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National Merit Scholarship Program names 47 HISD seniors as semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 47 HISD seniors from seven schools as 2021 semifinalists.

The seniors have an opportunity to compete for approximately 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. Nationwide there are approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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HISD schools earn high marks in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. World News & World Report released its 2021 Best Public High School rankings, and several Houston Independent School District schools made the list.

Four HISD schools are among the top 100 schools in the country: Carnegie Vanguard High School ranks at number 42, DeBakey High School for Health Professions at number 46, Challenge Early College High School at number 89, and Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy at number 97.

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Nine HISD students win national Scholastic Art and Writing gold medals

A record nine Houston Independent School District students from six campuses won prestigious national gold medals in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

This is the first time HISD has had nine national gold medal winners in a single year. The winners competed against more than 80,000 students who submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Only 2,000 entries received national medals.

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Arabic Immersion Magnet School relocating to former Kinder HSPVA campus

The Houston Independent School District’s Arabic Immersion Magnet School will relocate this summer to the former campus of Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts — a move designed to accommodate the school’s growing student population and transformation to a PK-8 campus.  

The new location, located at 4001 Stanford St., is just seven miles south of the original AIMS campus on West 28th Street in the Heights. The campus will provide a more central, neighborhood location while still maintaining proximity to the original campus. Additionally, the new building has space for the school to expand, including areas for fine arts, physical education, and a growing pre-kindergarten program. 

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Kinder HSPVA wins 2019 Landmark Award

The new Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts building was named the winner of the Houston Business Journal 2019 Landmark Award this past week.

The annual award program recognizes impressive real estate projects that make a significant impression on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel, and image of the city.

“We love the new space,” Kinder HSPVA Principal Scott Allen said. “The building design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also incredibly functional, supporting our academic and arts programs.”

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