HISD is rich with diversity, mirroring Houston. Our specialty schools — dual language, language immersion, foreign languages and cultures — offer students the opportunity for broader language study, multicultural explorations, and the skills to function smoothly in a shrinking global environment

These programs are offered at the following schools:

Arabic Immersion School Website

Helms Elementary (Dual Language) Website

Kolter Elementary (Foreign Languages and Cultures)    Website

Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School Website

Wharton  (Dual Language) Website

Mark E. White (French Dual Language Immersion) (Mark White only accepts students by transfer application for the French program or as a boundary option for Briargrove, Emerson, Pilgrim, and Piney Point.) * Website

HISD Discrimination Policy
The District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, handicap or disability, marital status, religion, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Retaliation against anyone involved in the complaint process is a violation of District policy and is prohibited.