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School History

Thomas Jefferson Rusk was a pivotal figure in the creation of the Republic of Texas and was elected one of Texas’ first two U.S. Senators after it became a state. The school named for him, built in 1902, was replaced with a new structure in 1959.

Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk

Welcome to the new Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk! There are exciting things happening here at Rusk. We offer exciting biotech courses to all of our Magnet students from 6th to 8th grades. Our programs immerse students in a challenging and rigorous curriculum using effective research-based teaching methods. We offer students project-based learning opportunities where hands-on applications are integrated into the curriculum, encouraging, teaching, and developing collaboration, higher-order thinking, and problem-solving skills. Our goal is to prepare our students to compete academically, not only locally, but globally.

*Conveniently located close to downtown near the new Dynamo Stadium
*Integrated Technology strand includes laptops, iPod Touches and iPad labs
*Award-winning programs
*Project Based Learning focused on community service
*Sports Teams (Volleyball, Basketball & Soccer)
*Small Middle School student body allows for strong community experience
*State-of-the-art Middle School building
*Apply Today!
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