Posted on January 11, 2005

HISD Opens High School for Immigrants

Click2Houston.com, Jan. 10

HOUSTON — The Houston Independent School District opened a new high school for immigrants Monday.

About 125 students will attend the school, which holds night and weekend hours to accommodate students’ work schedules.

Classes are held from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

HISD said it’s an effort to increase the number of students who graduate. Most immigrant students enrolled in the new school are 19 or 20 years old, work a full-time job and have been in the U.S. for fewer than three years.

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“Several students who have enrolled have said this new school will help them to achieve their American dream,” he said.

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