Schools of Choice
HEB ISD's Schools of Choice programs go beyond "core" curriculum. These limited-enrollment programs focus on specific, special topics. Students can grow their artistic talents, explore cutting-edge advancements, and develop skills to compete with a global workforce.
Each program has its own set of requirements and its own academic path to completion, giving families the freedom to decide which path is right for their child.
Click on the name of each program to learn more about the program and its requirements & application process:
International Baccalaureate (IB) - A pre-university course of study for highly motivated high school juniors and seniors, with pre-IB coursework starting in junior high.
Spanish Immersion & Advanced Spanish - Starting in first grade, elementary students' core classes are taught entirely in Spanish, providing a multi-lingual education. Junior high and high school students can continue their advanced-level language studies.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - Prepare for the future's career fields with problem-/project-based learning experiences.
Suzuki Strings & Secondary Orchestra - Start with internationally-renowned Suzuki instruction in elementary school, leading to membership in award-winning junior high and high school orchestras.
Visual & Performing Arts: Theatre - New for 2018-2019! Junior high students develop acting and performance skills, with connections to technical production, directing, and writing. (More information coming soon.)
World Languages & International Business Initiative (IBI) - Develop proficiency in Hindi, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese - languages critical to international relations in the global economy.
How to Learn More
Start with the webpages linked to above -- each Schools of Choice program has its own webpage with more details.
Those webpages also have contact information for the staff who help organize the program and can help answer more specific questions.
Each January, there are parent information meetings that answer common questions about the programs and how they fit into students' schedules. You can download the slides from the January 2018 Parent Presentation about Schools of Choice (PDF).