What is the location of the school?

The school is located at 311 West Road, Houston, TX 77038. It is just west of IH45 on West Road.

When will the school open?

The school will open for students in August of 2018. For the 2018-19 school year, the school will be open to freshman, sophomores, and juniors. These students are currently eighth-graders, freshmen, and sophomores.

What are the school hours and schedule?

The school will follow the district’s calendar and high school bell schedule.

What is the purpose of the school?

It is to educate high school students in a way that allows them to work toward three accomplishments at the same time: a high school diploma, hours toward an associate’s degree, and certification/license in their career field. Upon graduation, students will be able to either go to a college/university or enter the workforce. While attending the school, they will have gained valuable experience working in their field as well as completing rigorous coursework.

How is the school organized?

The school offers seventeen programs of study that are housed in three academies: Academy of Human Services, Academy of Information and Engineering Technology, and the Academy of Construction, Manufacturing, and Automotive Technology. Students take courses in their career path in addition to the academic core classes and electives.

Will transportation be provided?

Yes. The District will provide transportation to the school.

Is there a cost to attend the school?

No. Students who are accepted will attend the school free of charge.

Should students have taken any special courses in middle school to be considered for admittance to Blanson CTEHS?

The standard curriculum of a middle school will prepare a student for coursework at Blanson CTEHS. It is an advantage for students to have taken classes that allow them to earn high school credit for Spanish, Health, and Professional Communications. Receiving these credits in middle school allows a student to take more electives in high school.

Do students have to be in GT or Pre-AP classes to be accepted to attend the school?

No. The school is open to all students regardless of their background.

What does the ideal applicant look like?

It is a student who is motivated about their chosen program of study and is committed to the philosophy of Blanson CTEHS. They should also have a satisfactory history of academic, attendance, and behavior performance.

How do students apply to attend Blanson CTEHS?

Applications must be submitted online via the school’s website.

How will students know if they are selected to attend Blanson CTEHS?

Students will be notified by letter in the spring of 2018. Letters will be mailed to the home address provided as part of the electronic application. Students will then return the acceptance letter to the school to show that they will be attending for the 2018-19 school year. Students and Parents will then attend a Parent/Student meeting to and sign a school agreement at the end of that meeting. Once this occurs, the student will be Blanson CTE High School student in their grade level and program of study.

Do students need to reapply each year to attend the school for the following year?

No. Once a student is accepted and starts to attend the school, they will remain a student of the school until they graduate.

What are the expectations of students attending Blanson CTEHS?

Students must be focused and motivated to maintain good grades, attendance, and behavior. They should demonstrate a professional attitude toward all people. They should also be involved in student organizations.

Are students allowed to change their program of study at Blanson CTEHS?

They may change as ninth and tenth graders if seats are available in the new program of study. Once they become juniors or seniors, they will not be able to switch programs of study.

Will students be able to participate in activities at their zoned school?

No. Once students agree to attend Blanson CTEHS, it becomes their zoned school, and they do not participate in activities such as athletics or band at another school.

Will the school have activities for students to participate in?

Yes. all students will be required to participate in a CTSO, the student organization related to their program of study. Other activities and clubs will be offered as well.

Does the school have athletics or sports teams?

The school offers the state-required Physical Education classes as part of their graduation coursework. The school does not have athletic teams that compete against other schools in UIL competition. The school will have athletic opportunities within the school itself.

Does the school have a dress code?

Yes. Dress for the school is “business professional.” Because students are preparing to enter the workforce, they are expected to dress in a way that is appropriate for their career field. More information is available on the school’s website.

Will students be able to earn dual credit while attending Blanson CTEHS?

Yes. students will be able to earn dual credit through Lone Star College for certain courses.

Will students graduate from Blanson CTEHS with an associate’s degree?

No. they will be able to earn hours that count toward an associate’s degree, but most likely they will not have completed the full requirements for an associate’s degree.

Are children of district employees who live outside of the district able to attend?

Yes. They are able to apply online and be considered for admittance. Transportation, however, is not provided for these students by Aldine ISD.

Will the school offer engineering as a program of study?

No. The seventeen programs of study do not include one that is solely engineering. Engineering concepts, however, will be applied in many of the programs of study. The school will offer a solid core foundation for engineering including physics, chemistry, and higher level math classes.

Will students work outside of the school in internships in their career field?

Yes. Juniors and seniors will work at a local business as part of their coursework.

Will students receive licenses in their career field?

Yes. Depending on the amount of coursework and work experience students have completed, they will be eligible to be certified at varying levels in their field.

Where can I find more information about the school and the seventeen programs of study?

The school’s website provides this information.

Will there be a lottery?

Seats are apportioned by percentages for each traditional high school. If a program of study receives more applications than there are available seats, the selection will be made available using a lottery procedure.

Is there a cost to fill out the application?

There is no cost to fill out the online application.