HISD’s DeBakey Excessive Faculty opened in 1972 and was the primary highschool for well being professions within the nation. This 12 months, the college and its alumni are celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.
The celebrations will function profession shows from 50 DeBakey Excessive Faculty alumni and a number of other occasions coordinated by mother and father and alumni.
In partnership with Baylor School of Medication, DeBakey Excessive Faculty has helped lay the muse for pathway packages which promotes schooling targeted on careers in medication and well being sciences starting on the secondary college stage.
“Our mission, robust college tradition, educational assist system, and pupil motivation have created a rewarding setting that has yielded optimistic pupil outcomes and pupil achievements,” stated former principal Agnes Perry. “That is evident within the recognitions and awards we’ve got garnered through the years on the native, state, and nationwide stage for pupil development and educational achievement.”
DeBakey Excessive Faculty at the moment ranks No. 50 nationally, No. 18 amongst nationwide magnet excessive faculties, and No. seven amongst Texas excessive faculties, in response to U.S. Information.
With at the least 9 completely different curriculums supplied, DeBakey Excessive Faculty continues to offer world class schooling to Houston-area college students.
“Being part of a various group the place college students work onerous and have entry to wonderful assets actually units the muse for fulfillment in my future,” stated DeBakey Excessive Faculty senior Marthella Diaz. “I feel that’s one of many major issues that makes this college so distinctive.”
The 50th anniversary will likely be celebrated with an annual Science Symposium on Friday, Oct. 28, and a Gala on the John P. McGovern Museum of Well being and Medical Science on Saturday, Oct. 29.