Introduction to DeBakey High School for Health Professions

How to Apply

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


    The application process period for 2022-2023 is now open. 

    You can submit an online application at HISD Choice starting September 17th

    The deadline to apply for Phase 1 is November 18, 2021.

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


Qualifying Criteria

    • Students must have a minimum matrix score of "80" in order to qualify.


    • All applicants must partake in the DeBakey Health Science/Math Readiness Assessment in order to complete and qualify their application.  Assessment scores will not be used in matrix calculations.


    • Students must also complete Algebra 1 by August 2022 for enrollment in DeBakey.  If Algebra 1 is not completed by 8th grade, student must complete DeBakey's summer Algebra Camp.

Application Information

How to submit an Application

Online Application Demonstration from HISD Office of School Choice on Vimeo.

Please view our narrated online School Choice application demonstration video.