General Information

  • About Energy:

    Dear Houston families of The Energy Institute High School,

    Lori Lambropoulos
    As principal of the first high school devoted to preparing students for careers in the energy field, my goal is to deliver extraordinary firsts in learning. I am thrilled to be the leader of a school that is participating in a thematic approach to the school experience – mingling the exploration of energy careers with cutting-edge education. What a rich learning experience it will be to connect students’ passion to their educational know-how!
     
    Our school’s vision will be to focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while breaking the barriers of the traditional classroom. Energy Institute students will participate in the first cutting-edge school programs to integrate new ideas such as:
    • for the first time, making a concerted school commitment to have students learn their core curriculum alongside both teachers and engineering professionals;
    • being among the first to use corporate level mathematical and scientific problem-solving simulations;
    • being the first high school students exposed to the concept of engineering and technology curriculum that has traditionally been reserved for the college student;
    • giving students first-time scholarship and externship opportunities through corporate partnerships;
    • being the first school in HISD absolutely devoted to remaining current, giving each student access to the most updated technological innovations in learning.
    Finally, regarding firsts, as a promise to our community, your children will always come first in our high school. The Energy Institute High School is their adventure. I commit to bringing our students an unforgettable and ground-breaking journey into the world of energy, technology, math, and science.
     
    Principal Lori Lambropoulos
     
     

    How is Energy Institute HS unique?

    Established in 2013, Ms. Lambropoulos was tasked specifically with creating a campus that was unlike any other in all of Houston. Some of the unique ways that Energy works include our committments to:
    1. Pillar One - Energy-themed Curriculum with Corporate Partnerships
      1. Students learn about the energy field
      2. Students participate in field trips exploring companies and exclusive events
      3. Students will have opportunities to meet and work with some of the top officials within corporate companies
    2. Pillar Two - Updated Technology 
      1. Our campus has dedicated a huge amount of resources to having the most up-to-date technology available for students
      2. Students will take a Principles of Manufacturing (POM) course where they will learn how to safely use the equipment in our Maker Space workshop
      3. Students will learn how to use tools such as the 3D printers, lasercutter, drill press, saws, and more
      4. See a time lapse of our students building (Note: this is from our old building before we had a dedicated workshop): HERE
    3. Pillar Three - Project Based Learning (PBL)
      1. PBL is a style of education where students learn through project design 
      2. Students are placed in a "cohort" that consists of their science, engineering, social studies, and English courses
      3. Cohort teachers work closely in sync to design projects that have curriculum from all content areas and contribute to the overall project and end product
      4. Our campus showcases projects in Exhibition Nights that are open to families, the public, and professionals where students explain and show the projects and what they learned
     

    Admissions Information

     
    Energy Institute accepts 225 incoming freshmen each year as well as a handful of sophomore and junior students. Students who are interested in attending Energy must follow the Houston ISD Magnet application process and should be aware of the deadlines. Applications can be submitted online through www.hisdchoice.com. You can apply to a total of 5 Magnet programs. Please note that ranking is important and does play a role in selection for Phase 1 with the lottery.
     

    Applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year, will be accepted starting in just a few weeks. In order to qualify for Energy Institute Phase One students must have a matrix score of at least a 75. For the 2020 - 2021 academic school year the matrix score will be calculated based upon last year's grades (60%) as well as your child's 6th grade STAAR scores for Math and Reading (40%). This is due to the cancellation of 7th grade Math and Reading STAAR scores for 8th grade students applying to High School Magnet programs.