College & Career Readiness Programs

  • Sterling

    Dreams take flight at Sterling Aviation HS, where real-world experience on the school’s own flight simulator can lead to a pilot’s license for students.

    Not long ago, students were identified as either/or — either on a college or a career path. Today it’s recognized that the same skills required to be successful in higher education are also required in the workplace, and HISD has merged those pathways. We offer both strong academic and career programs that prepare students for college, workforce training for in-demand fields — and ultimately, success in life pursuits.

    * Barbara Jordan remains a career magnet but is becoming a “career hub”. Jordan is NOT accepting new students. 

College & Career Magnet High Schools

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Austin High School
Magnet Program: Teaching Professions & Maritime Academy
Additional Programs: ROTC, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Palak "Pri" Desai | Email: PDESAI@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-924-1600 | 713-923-3157 (fax)

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Northside High School
Magnet Program: Media Magnet for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management
Additional Programs: ROTCE, MERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Laura Goeddeke | Email: LGOEDDEK@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-226-4900 | 713-226-4999 (fax)

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DeBakey High School
Magnet Program: Health Professions
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jarrod Thornhill | Email: jthornhi@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-741-2410 | 713-746-5211 (fax)

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Jordan High School
Magnet Program: 
Additional Programs: Jordan High School is a Career Center that serves 9 high schools - Yates, Washington, Northside, Houston, North Forest, Furr, Kashmere, Heights, and Wheatley. This center will provide half-day programs for students to take career classes while remaining enrolled at their home school. 
Magnet Coordinator:  | Email: 
Phone: (713) 636-6900 | (713) 636-6917

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Lamar High School
Magnet Program: Business Administration
Additional Programs: ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Casey Titus | Email: ctitus@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-522-5960 | 713-535-3769 (fax)

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Law Enf. And Criminal Justice
Magnet Program: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Additional Programs: ROTCE, MERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: James Estrella | Email: jestrel1@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-867-5100 | 713-802-4600 (fax)

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Mickey Leland College Prep Academy for Young Men
Magnet Program: College Preparatory
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jason Prince | Email: JPRINCE@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-226-2668 | 713-226-4923 (fax)

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Heights High School
Magnet Program: Computer Technology
Additional Programs: Dual Languages, Linked Learning, ROTC, International Baccalaureate, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Byronica Pickney | Email: BPICKNEY@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-865-4400 | 713-802-4749 (fax)

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Sharpstown International School 6-12
Magnet Program: International Studies
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Tina Schwettmann | Email: tina.schwettmann@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-778-3440 | 713-778-3444

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Sterling High School
Magnet Program: Aviation Sciences & Business Logistics & Global Supply
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Muriel Jones | Email: mjones15@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-991-0510 | 713-991-8111 (fax)

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Waltrip High School
Magnet Program: Research and Technology
Additional Programs: ROTC 
Magnet Coordinator: Jeff Turner | Email: jturner2@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-688-1361 | 713-957-7743 (fax)

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Washington High School
Magnet Program: Engineering Professions & Engineering Sciences
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Sonya White� | Email: swhite@houstonisd.org�
Phone: 713-696-6600 | 713-696-6657 (fax)

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Westside High School
Magnet Program: Integrated Technology & Health Sciences
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy 
Magnet Coordinator: Elizabeth Miller | Email: emiller4@houstonisd.org
Phone: 281-920-8000 | 281-920-8059 (fax)

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Yates High School
Magnet Program: Communications & Maritime Academy
Additional Programs: ROTCE, MERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Theodore Irving | Email: yatesmagnet@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-748-5400 | 713-746-8206 (fax)

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Young Women's College Prep Academy 6-12
Magnet Program: College Preparatory
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Keisha Robinson | Email: krobins8@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-942-1441 | 713-942-1448 (fax)

Early College High Schools

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Challenge Early College High School
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: N/A 
Magnet Coordinator: Manuel Deleon | Email: manuel.deleon@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-664-9712 | 713-664-9780 (fax)

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East Early College High School
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: N/A 
Magnet Coordinator: Laquisha Wilson | Email: lwilso10@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-847-4809 | 713-847-4813 (fax)

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Houston Academy for International Studies
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Victoria Williams | Email: Victoria.Williams@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-942-1430 | 713-942-1433 (fax)

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North Houston Early College High School
Magnet Program: Early College
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Matthew Weaver | Email: MWEAVER4@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-696-6168 | 713-696-6172 (fax)

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South Early College High School
Magnet Program: STEM/Advanced Technology Institute
Additional Programs: EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Jeffrey Stear | Email: jstear@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-732-3623 | 713-732-3425 (fax)

Futures Academy

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Furr High School
Magnet Program: STEM/The Green Institute & Petroleum Engineering Technology
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: David de Hoyos Salazar | Email: ddehoyos@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-675-1118 | 713-671-3612 (fax)

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Jones Futures Academy
Magnet Program: Allied Health and Construction Technology
Additional Programs: Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Vickie Johnson | Email: vjohns18@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-733-1111 | 713-732-3450 (fax)

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Kashmere High School
Magnet Program: STEM/The Chemical and Process Technology Institute (SWP), Digital Communication – Graphic Design (SWAS), & Performing and Visual Arts (SWAS)
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Sharon Harris-Sims | Email: sharriss@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-636-6400 | 713-636-6433 (fax)

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Long Academy
Magnet Program: Pharmacy Technology
Additional Programs: Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Roderick Steward | Email: RSTEWARD@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-778-3380 | 713-778-3387 (fax)

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Scarborough High School
Magnet Program: Network and Computer Systems Administration
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Nadine Ghosn | Email: NGHOSN@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-613-2200 | 713-613-2205 (fax)

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Sterling High School
Magnet Program: Aviation Sciences & Business Logistics & Global Supply
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Muriel Jones | Email: mjones15@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-991-0510 | 713-991-8111 (fax)

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Washington High School
Magnet Program: Engineering Professions & Engineering Sciences
Additional Programs: ROTC, Futures Academy, EMERGE 
Magnet Coordinator: Sonya White� | Email: swhite@houstonisd.org�
Phone: 713-696-6600 | 713-696-6657 (fax)

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Westside High School
Magnet Program: Integrated Technology & Health Sciences
Additional Programs: Linked Learning, ROTC, Futures Academy 
Magnet Coordinator: Elizabeth Miller | Email: emiller4@houstonisd.org
Phone: 281-920-8000 | 281-920-8059 (fax)