Many people start to think about what they’re going to do with the rest of their lives when they are ending their high school careers, and are about to start college. What if students were to begin their education for a career earlier than college? Certainly, they could have a leg up on the competition and get a chance to experience what they may be interested in.
Barbara Jordan High School is a magnet school in Houston that already has a great reputation, and it is growing into one of the top magnet schools in the area. Magnet Schools are public schools that offer special programs to their students that focus on a specific field of study.
Barbara Jordan HS has many different areas of study including, culinary arts, cosmetology, marketing, and automotive collision and repair. One of their goals as a school is for their students to “have more fun learning” and this is made possible because they let the students decide what they want to become experts in. Allowing the kids to decide their career path often leads to more successful students. Over the past two years, there has been a 20% increase in Jordan students who are enrolled in honors courses.
If you are looking for a magnet school to send your children or are interested in possibly teaching at a magnet school, then visit Barbara Jordan High School’s website to learn more information. Jordan HS is a great school for students who are looking to focus on a specific field of study that can turn into a career.
Via: Houston ISD