International Specialty Schools
Houston Academy for International Studies is a national Blue Ribbon School, honored in September 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education. HAIS is an HISD early college high school, with a small, personalized learning environment coupled with high expectations and academic rigor that lead to both a high school diploma and two-year community college degree. Global studies are integrated into all courses, with four years of language study in Chinese and Spanish, and outside learning opportunities including travel abroad and internships.
Sharpstown International School is home to more than 1,000 diverse scholars in grades 6-12. The school is staffed by more than 80 caring and committed faculty, staff, and administrators providing a safe and nurturing learning environment. The infusion of global competencies in all classes encourages students to investigate the world, consider a variety of perspectives, communicate ideas, and take meaningful action. A globally focused curriculum engages students in their own learning and inspires them to learn more in school and beyond. According to U.S. News and World Report it is among the best high schools in the U.S., top 100 school in Texas, and top 80 magnet schools in Texas. The school emphasizes rigorous academics in pre-AP, AP, and dual credit courses. The school also features clubs and organizations including Model United Nations, speech/debate, Odyssey of the Mind, dragon boat racing, and travel abroad.
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: EMERGE
Magnet Coordinator: Victoria Williams | Email: Victoria.Williams@houstonisd.org