• Thank you for your interest in DeBakey High School for Health Professions. 


    The School Choice Application for 2024-2025 will open up on January 18th for Phase I Applications. You can check the office of school choice website below for access to the application:



    Application Dates

    Students who are currently in the 8th grade are eligible to apply for a seat on our campus for the next school year. 

How to Apply

  • You can submit an online application at Choose HISD starting January 18th.

    The deadline to apply for Phase 1 is February 23, 2024.

    It is highly recommended that you apply during Phase 1 as late applicants are considered on a space available basis.


    The HISD Phase 2 application window will open on March 26th, 2024.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Because we have an extensive waitlist from phase 1 applications, all phase 2 qualified applications will be placed at the end of the waitlist in the order received.

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Qualifying Criteria

  • Students must have a minimum matrix score of "80" in order to qualify. You can visit HISD's school choice website to learn how the Matrix score is calculated.   


    **Based on the most recent information we have received from HISD, the testing requirement for DeBakey has been lifted for all students applying through HISD School Choice. Students are no longer required to take the Health Science/Math Readiness Test as part of their school choice application for DeBakey HSHP. Once you have finished filling out the application online and uploaded all requested documents (e.g. report card and standardized test results), your application should be completed.   

Introduction to DeBakey High School for Health Professions