We are thrilled to know that you are considering Lamar High School. We understand that the process of choosing a high school can be confusing and over whelming and you have a lot of options in here in Houston. We have a wealth of information about Lamar on our website. From what to do if you are zoned or if you are not zoned, to our instructional model, IB programs, pathways and course descriptions, fine arts, athletics, and more.
Our motto is Small school feel… big school opportunities, and we work every day to live up to that. We are a large comprehensive high school located in the heart of Houston, and that is a tremendous asset to our students. We want every Lamar Texan to feel connected to our campus through academics and extracurricular activities. Our neighborhood concept is designed to give students access to their core teachers throughout the day and direct access to their Academic Dean, Assistant Principal, and clerk. This also ensures that our teacher teams are in constant communication with each other and the leadership team.
All of our students choose a CTE pathway in 9th grade. If students are on a CTE specific or Magnet transfer, then they will follow that pathway throughout their 4 years. Students may not change pathways and are encouraged to carefully consider which pathway is the right fit for them. Primary planning meeting for the next school year will take place in the spring during the Student-led Conference. The following pathways are available for students at Lamar:
- Magnet: Business Administration
- CTE: Animal Science
- CTE: Plant Science
- CTE: Broadcast Journalism
- CTE: Print Journalism
- CTE: Culinary Arts
- CTE: Hotel Management
- CTE: Exercise Science and Wellness
- CTE: Child Development
- CTE: Programing and Software Development
- CTE: Engineering
Lamar is also an International Baccalaureate World School, and all of our students are IB learners. All students in 9th and 10th grades participate in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and then choose between the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) and the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for grades 11 and 12.
So, as you navigate this process of selecting a high school, please reach out and let us know how we can help you. We’re here to answer any questions that you have. Welcome, and we hope to see you soon on a tour to learn more about the amazing opportunities here at Lamar.