HISD is rich with diversity, mirroring Houston. Our specialty schools — dual language and foreign languages — 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:
Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School Website
Pin Oak Middle School (Foreign Language) Website
Wharton (Dual Language) Website
Mark White Elementary (French Dual Language Immersion) Website
Magnet Programs offer a range of thematic educational choices for grades K-12. Each program's enriched curriculum centers on a specialized theme that meets students' diverse needs, while teachers receive training to deliver specialized content using best practices. Magnet Programs seek to draw a diverse student body from throughout the city. Strong community and business partnerships connect the relevance of the theme with a real-world view.