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Carnegie Vanguard High School

Top 10 High School in the U.S.

WELCOME ...to your freshman year at CVHS!
We are SO very glad to have you become part of our Carnegie community. You are one of approximately 190 students admitted for the school year from an application pool of approximately 1400 applicants, subject to HISD lottery.  
Carnegie is a nationally-ranked, rigorous program that is the home to a 100% Gifted & Talented  population.
A CVHS freshman typically takes SEVEN courses, once each day for 45 minutes:   Pre-AP English IPre-AP Biology AP Human GeographyAlgebra I or Geometry (depending on what was taken in 8th grade)Physical Education (PE)Art I or Theatre ISpanish I or II, French I or II, Latin I or II.
HOMEWORK A typical CVHS day/night includes homework.  Amounts vary by course load, individual teacher, previous preparation, and student work habits.  Loads may vary from one to four hours per day, including weekends.   Please encourage your child to talk to their teacher if they are feeling overwhelmed or if they are falling behind. Our teachers WANT to help your student succeed! All teachers will have their email info posted in their classroom, as well as on their syllabus.  
CLUBS Since most students do not live nearby, clubs usually meet during the 60-min. lunch period.  Theatre and sports regularly meet after school.  LIBRARY ...is open before school, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  It is NOT open during the first period of school (SSEP, or homeroom), from 8:30 - 9:05 a.m.  The library is NOT open after 3:45 p.m.   
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