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.Applications for Schools of Choice programs must be completed during HEB ISD's Transfer Window. Typically, the transfer window is in January-February for the school year starting in August. Visit our Transfer webpage for more details.
Click on the name of each program to learn more about the program and its requirements & application process:
Elementary World Languages & International Business Initiative (IBI) - Develop proficiency in Arabic and Mandarin Chinese - languages critical to international relations in the global economy.
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 future career opportunities with problem/project-based learning experiences, with pathways for Computer Science (Euless JH), Cybersecurity/Networking (Hurst JH), and Engineering/Robotics (Central JH).
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 - Junior high students develop acting and performance skills, with connections to technical production, directing, and writing.
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.
If you're preparing for decisions about classes to take in junior high, view the information and presentations linked below.
Junior High Schools of Choice Information
Schools of Choice Brochures
- Junior High Schools of Choice Brochure 2022 - English
- Translations coming soon...
- IBI Languages Presentation - English (video on YouTube)
- IBI Languages Presentation - Arabic (PDF)
- IBI Languages Presentation - French (PDF)
- IBI Languages Presentation - Spanish (PDF)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Theatre & Orchestra