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Futures Academy - Houston ISD

  • Shontel Roberts
  • Sr. Program Specialist
  • 713-556-7607

Program Description

The Futures Academy Program gives students the opportunity to earn an Associate's degree and valuable industry certifications in high-demand career fields while in high school for free. Futures Academy collaborates with Houston Community College to provide students courses of study that offer valuable technological and academic skills. Upon completion of the program, students are in position to be highly sought after by industry as well as four-year colleges and universities.

The Futures Academy programs are specifically tailored to meet the current and future needs of Houston's thriving industries, which include the fields of medicine, shipping, energy, manufacturing, and computer technology.

Success Stories

"My goal is to become a software or computer engineer. The Futures Academy has helped me start on the path of achieving this goal academically and financially by allowing me to complete college classes before I graduate high school," stated Jerry Velazquez (a junior currently in the Futures Academy of Engineering Technology)

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Houston Community College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rice University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor