• Advanced Academic Programs Overview

    Open Enrollment: All of our advanced academic programs are open to all students, regardless of background or previous academic experience. We believe in providing equitable access to high-quality education and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


    At Chavez High School, we are committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence and empowering our students to become lifelong learners and leaders in their communities.


    International Baccalaureate (IB) World School:


    At Cesar E. Chavez High School, we are proud to be an IB World School, offering a range of IB programs tailored to different grade levels:


    IB Middle Years Programme (MYP): IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is typically offered to students in grades 9 and 10. It provides a framework that emphasizes intellectual challenge, interdisciplinary learning, and global engagement, preparing students for the rigors of the DP or CP in later years.


    In the 10th grade, students have the choice to enter one of the two programs for their Junior and Senior Years. 


    IB Diploma Programme (DP): The IB Diploma Programme is designed for students in grades 11 and 12. It offers a comprehensive curriculum that encourages critical thinking, research skills, and global awareness. Students who successfully complete DP earn an internationally recognized diploma, opening doors to higher education institutions around the world.


    IB Career-related Programme (CP): The IB Career-related Programme is designed for students in grades 11 and 12 who wish to pursue a career-related pathway alongside their academic studies. It integrates academic courses with career-related learning and practical experiences, preparing students for success in both higher education and the workforce.


    Pre-AP and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:


    At Chavez High School, we offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses for 11th and 12th-grade students. These courses are designed with higher-level content and achievement expectations compared to standard high school courses. Students who successfully complete AP courses and exams may be eligible to receive college credit, providing them with an opportunity to accelerate their academic journey. Our school participates in the Texas Advanced Placement Incentive Program, which covers the cost of the Advanced Placement exams..


    Dual Credit Programs: 


    Houston Community College: Through partnerships with Houston Community College, students at Chavez High School have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit by taking college-level courses for dual credit. This program allows students to experience the rigor of college coursework while still in high school, preparing them for future academic endeavors.


    UT OnRamps: Chavez High School is proud to partner with UT OnRamps, a program offered by The University of Texas at Austin. Through UT OnRamps, students can enroll in college-level courses taught by certified high school teachers, providing them with a seamless transition to college-level academics.