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Houston wired for nation's 1st Energy Institute High SchoolHouston wired for nation's 1st Energy Institute High Schoolhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=23942014-11-21T07:38:00Z2014-11-21T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - The Energy Institute High School, the nation's first energy high school, finally has a permanent location to call home.

The plan is to build a $37 million, 110,000-sf magnet school campus at Southmore Blvd. at Tierwester St., which is south of downtown and Texas Southern University, at the 12-acre site of the former Lockhart Elementary School, according to the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

HISD said the high school, which is in its second year and second temporary location, will house 800 students, which is twice its current enrollment. The goal is to start construction in the second half of 2015 and open in 2017 with construction lasting 18 to 24 months.

The high school initially opened last year in the Heights at I-610 and North Durham Dr. in converted HISD office space, but the location was too small for the long term.

It relocated temporarily this summer to its current site at the controversially closed Dodson Elementary southeast of downtown off I-45.

The school has an energy and STEM focus — science, technology, engineering and math — but not exclusively centered on oil and gas. The school prides itself on treating its students like project managers with less reliance on the classic classroom experience.

Houston Business Journal
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Education
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