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About NISD Academies

Incoming freshman* (current 8th grade students) can request enrollment at any one of the seven Northwest ISD High School Academies. The ideal student for Career & Technical Education Academies has a strong interest in a specific career field and the willingness to commit themselves to being immersed into four years of intense learning experiences. 

Learn more about each Academy with information links below:


Biomedical Sciences 

Business Management and Entrepreneurship   


Creative Media Production   

Culinary Arts and Hospitality 


Academy Enrollment Requests

Current 8th grade* students interested in attending a Northwest ISD Academy need to submit the online form and may only submit an Enrollment Form for one Academy. 

Students who submit an Enrollment Request during the Priority Request Period (Oct. 17-Nov. 17) will be notified by January 15th of the status of their Enrollment Request. The forms will remain open for additional enrollment requests as space is available.

Students must submit enrollment request, even if the Academy is located at their zoned campus. If the Academy is not located at the student's zoned campus, student will transfer to the campus of the Academy at which they are accepted. This will become their "home" high school campus, and the district will provide bus transportation to that campus. 

Students should speak to their Campus Counselor or College & Career Exploration/AVID teacher for additional information.

*Students request enrollment to the Cosmetology Academy during their Sophomore year of high school to attend during their Junior and Senior years. 

Academy Enrollment Request Link (Completed by student)