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Houston Independent Schools Superintendent Terry Grier

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As approximately 200,000 HISD return to school for their first day of classes on Monday, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier and members of the HISD Board of Education will visit with students, teachers and principals at two campuses to personally welcome them to back to school on Monday.

“We are ready and excited to begin a new school year,” Dr. Grier said in a statement. “We have so much new to offer at HISD, from our new campuses and career and technical education programs, to our expanded dual language centers and our first ever Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School. We want every parent to know that no matter which school their children attend, they will receive a great education.”

HISD outlined Monday’s scheduled visits of Dr. Grier at HISD schools: “On Monday, Dr. Grier will begin the day by visiting Scarborough High School, one of HISD’s schools to offer the new Houston Innovative Learning Zone (HILZ) academies. These new HILZ academies provide students with the opportunity to earn a college associate’s degree and valuable career certifications while in high school. This way, they are equally prepared to thrive at a university, or land lucrative jobs in some of the region’s most in-demand professions immediately after graduating. The HILZ academies are also offered at the following schools: Furr, Kashmere, Long, Sterling, and Booker T. Washington.”

Dr. Grier is also expected to visit HISD’s new Billy Reagan K-8 Education Center, which offers a two-way dual language program to its kindergarten.

Here are Dr. Grier’s scheduled visits for Monday, the first day of school for Houston Independent School Districts.

Stop 1:

8 a.m. – Scarborough High School (4141 Costa Rica, 77092)

Stop 2:

9:30 a.m. – Billy Reagan K-8 Education Center (4842 Anderson Road, 77053)

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