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The Engineering Career Institute at Sam Houston High School offers incoming freshmen an advanced and rigorous curriculum in all core subjects, with a focus on career opportunities in one of two different strands, or “majors,” to choose from: Engineering Design and Computer Science (Project Lead the Way). Each leads to a STEM endorsement, which is one of the five targeted areas of interest set by the state.

All majors offer students a number of Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses. Career courses closely align to the related programs at St. Philip’s College. Advanced Placement courses are available to prepare students for rigorous college coursework offered through the dual-credit courses. College credits include both dual credit and AP credit-by-exam.

All Institute students are required to participate in UIL, student leadership and service projects while in high school.

SAISD Career Institutes are magnet programs open to students across Bexar County. To apply to an SAISD Career Institute, visit



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