HOUSTON — The HISD Board of Education approved creating two magnet schools that will offer a curriculum emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEMs), on Thursday.
The newly created Energy Institute High School and the Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan will now begin enrolling students for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
The Energy Institute High School will begin with 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 will open with a sixth-grade class and eventually serve students in grades 6-8.
Earlier this year, the board authorized the district to apply for $12 million in federal magnet school funds for these two new magnets and six others.
“HISD’s strength lies in our ability to offer every parent and student outstanding school choice options, both in neighborhood schools and in city-wide magnet schools such as these,” HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said. “We are serious about becoming great all over, and that means seizing every opportunity to meet students’ ever-changing needs.”