What is a typical Houston Academy for International Studies student like? Describe the type of person who should attend Houston Academy for International Studies.

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Anonymous, Student, Houston Academy for International Studies, Class of 2016

A student at HAIS is a student with great global competency and an open minded person who will accept others opinion and views. A HAIS student also have a mind geared to education as this is a early college high school.

Anonymous, Student, Houston Academy for International Studies, Class of 2016

A typical student who attends Houston Academy for International Studies is someone who is very self-motivated and driven. Our student body works extremely hard since we are attending high school classes while taking college classes so we can graduate with our diploma and our associates degree. So if someone wants to attend my school they definitely have to be driven to succeed because it will not be handed to you. My high school teaches us that you have to work hard for what you want, success has to be earned not handed out to you. So just like me very many of my classmates this year are going to graduate with a diploma in one hand and an associates degree in the other. To attend HAIS you don't have to earn straight A's or have perfect attendance. You have to show that you want to go to college. That you want to succeed and get a good education. My school will be prepared to help you whenever you need it. Whether it be college applications, or having a hard time in Chemistry. HAIS will give you the resources to succeed and better yourself, but you have to be willing to work hard for it. So definitely a typical HAIS student is someone is motivated, driven, and will work hard.

Anonymous, Student, Houston Academy for International Studies, Class of 2016

There is not really such thing as a "typical" student at the Houston Academy for International Studies. There are some traits that an incoming student has though. I have noticed that each student here has their own sense of individuality. Even though a student may associate themselves with a certain group of people that person still has their own ideals, opinions, and personalities. The Houston Academy for International Studies is an early college high school. That means that students that attend this school will graduate with their associates in either science or art. The associates degree is not just handed to a student. The school has International in its name which is no coincidence. Students here are expected to solve problems with critical thinking and see the world from different perspectives. It is not only important to see the world from multiple perspectives but to see it from a global perspective. That being said students who want to attend HAIS have to work hard , be determined to succeed, be self motivated, determined, have a strong sense of global competency.

Anonymous, Student, Houston Academy for International Studies, Class of 2016

The typical HAIS student is expected to concurrently take classes at HAIS and at a HCC (Houston Community College) nearby. By doing so, we not only become more prepared for the moment when we take classes in university, but by taking HCC classes for 4 years, we become eligible for an Associates' Degree in either arts or science. All students are also expected to complete 50 hours of community service before graduating and pass every class with an 80 or high. In addition, students are strongly encourage to apply early for high school, college and study abroad scholarships. This seems appropriate seeing as we are an early college and an international school.

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