Students at eight HISD campuses have the opportunities to earn an associate’s degree and receive career training in high‐demand technical fields through the FUTURES Academy program. Working in partnership with the Houston Community College System, HISD opened six new academies in the 2012‐2013 school year. In addition, HISD has partnered with The University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Professions to offer dual credit courses at one of the two new programs during the 2014‐2015 school year.
FUTURES Academies provide students a clear reason to earn college‐ready scores as early as 9th grade to be able to start college while in high school. The degree and stackable industry credentials are aimed at providing students options after high school, to begin rewarding careers in high‐growth, high‐wage fields or to transfer earned college credits and continue their education at institutions of higher education.
Furr High School - Academy of Petroleum Engineering Technology
Jones Academy - Academies of Allied Health & Construction Technology
Kashmere High School - Academy of Computer Engineering Technology
Long Academy - Academy of Pharmacy Technology
Scarborough High School - Academy of Network and Computer Administration
Sterling High School - Academy of Logistics and Global Supply
Washington High School - Academy of Engineering Sciences
Westside High School - Academy of Health Science
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Magnet Programs offer a range of thematic educational choices for grades K-12. Each program's enriched curriculum centers on a specialized theme that meets students' diverse needs, while teachers receive training to deliver specialized content using best practices. Magnet Programs seek to draw a diverse student body from throughout the city. Strong community and business partnerships connect the relevance of the theme with a real-world view.