Rising ninth grade (and current high school) GMSD students

We're thrilled to announce that applications for the Houston High School Honors and Leadership Academies is still open! This is a unique opportunity for your rising 9th-11th grader to join a small, specialized cohort of over 450 students in our Honors Academy, where they will embark on a rigorous academic journey, including Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment courses. Or, they may become part of the dynamic Leadership Academy, fostering core values, organizational skills, personal responsibility, and of course, leadership.


The application process is detailed, offering students a chance to showcase their academic backgrounds, personal stories, and future aspirations. From the Honors Academy's essay to the Leadership Academy's innovative 60-second video prompt, applicants will engage in reflective and creative exercises that highlight their potential. With a focus on community service, leadership, and academic excellence, these academies prepare students not just for college, but for life.