J. Frank Dobie High School is a public secondary school located in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1968, it is named after the Texas writer of the same name. It follows a standard high school model serving grades 9 through 12 and is the largest school in the Pasadena Independent School District. The school mascots are Louie and Lucy the Longhorns and the official colors are orange and white, similar to that of the University of Texas at Austin.Dobie High School was originally located at 11111 Beamer Rd. However, overcrowding problems at the Beamer campus and the rapidly growing population in the South Belt area lead city officials and voters to pass a $199.05 million bond in February 2000. This included a new 490000sqft location to be built at 10220 Blackhawk Blvd which opened in 2003.The original Beamer location is now occupied by Beverly Hills Intermediate School.Athletics, Clubs, and OrganizationsAthletics offered at Dobie High School include: Athletic trainers Baseball Basketball Bowling Cheerleaders Cross Country Football Golf Power Lifting Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track Volleyball Dobie High School also offers various clubs and organizations including: Academic Decathlon (ACDEC) Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFJROTC) Art Club Band Best Buddies Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chess Choir Color Guard Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Environmental Science Étalage Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Future Farmers of America (FFA) French Club German Club Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Journalism Lariaettes Latin Club Math Club National Hispanic Honor Society National Honor Society Newspaper Orchestra Robotics Science Club Senior Hearts Skills USA Speech/Debate Team Spanish Club Student Council Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) Thespian Society Yearbook
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a secondary school located at 4001 Stanford Street in the Montrose district of Houston, Texas. The school is a part of the Houston Independent School District.The school educates grades nine through twelve. The school is divided into six departments: instrumental music, vocal music, dance, theater , visual arts, and creative writing . Visual Arts was formed by the merging of what were formerly separate art and media departments. Students are required to enroll in the school under one,and only one, art area. Applicants can audition for more than one department and may be accepted for multiple departments but when accepted must choose one. At the end of every semester students complete a re-audition or portfolio review which does not determine whether or not they return to the school; re-auditions serve as part of the final grade for each art area.Students who fail classes are placed on art area probation which makes them ineligible to participate in art area activities. If a student repeatedly fails his or her art area or academics he will most likely be removed from the school.HSPVA was placed as the top school in the Greater Houston Area by Children at Risk's 2009 annual ranking of high schools, and it still remains on the top ten list in 2012.HSPVA does not automatically take in students from the surrounding neighborhood; the surrounding neighborhood is zoned to Lamar High School.