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 Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk! Our program 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 to prepare our students to compete academically, not only locally, but globally.



    Vision Statement: Every student will engage in a rigorous and integrative health science curriculum guiding them to make innovative 21st century contributions.


    Mission Statement: In order to prepare students for the careers of tomorrow, we will provide them with engaging health science experiences through cooperative learning and technological integration.

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