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.