Carnegie Vanguard High School

Carnegie Vanguard High School, named after Andrew Carnegie, is located in the Fourth Ward of Houston, Texas near Downtown. The school currently serves grades 9-12 and is part of the Houston Independent School District. It is the only High School Vanguard Program in HISD where all students are labelled as gifted and talented by testing. 

Carnegie Vanguard's academics have been widely recognized in the country. For the past several years, Carnegie Vanguard has been consistently ranked the top ranked public high school in the Houston area and a top 25 public high school in the country by several major magazines and journals including Newsweek, Washington Post, and US News and World Report.

Carnegie Vanguard High School was established in the fall of 2002 as the successor to the highly successful school-within-a-school Vanguard program at Jesse H. Jones Senior High which was created in 1977. Today Carnegie is the only Vanguard high school in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) with 100% of the students identified as gifted and talented in academics. The mission of Carnegie Vanguard High School is to provide a unique and challenging learning environment to prepare the diverse gifted and talented students of HISD for leadership in a global society.

Carnegie Vanguard offers only Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as Honors elective courses in core subject areas. The curriculum for every course is above and beyond state and district standards. Each Carnegie Vanguard student generally takes at least 10 AP courses before graduation including the following: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature, AP Capstone (Seminar and Research), AP Physics 1, AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP US History, AP Economics, and AP US Government and Politics, and others. The highest level of math classes offered are Statistics 2 and Post-Calculus, which we titled Independent Study Math 1 and 2 respectively.

The Carnegie Vanguard High School is a Public university located in Houston.
The Carnegie Vanguard High School was founded in 2002.
The current president of Carnegie Vanguard High School is Ramon Moss.

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