As of this writing, no decision has been made as to which students will attend MISD’s new high school when it opens for the 2014-15 school year.
However, at the November 2011 School Board Meeting, information was presented that gave the financial implications for opening a comprehensive high school in 2014-15 with (1) a ninth and tenth grade class zoned for the high school, and (2) all ninth graders.
In both cases, the new school will be a comprehensive high school.
If the new high school starts with a ninth and tenth grade class zoned for that school, then it builds with additions of an eleventh grade class, and then a twelfth grade class.
If the high school starts with all ninth graders, it can continue with ninth graders or it can change to ninth and tenth graders zoned for that school, at the appropriate time, and then add an eleventh grade class, and then a twelfth grade class.
Of course, there are many combinations of the above enrollment configurations, but the two scenarios provided information on the financial implications of moving forward with High School #2, Phase 1.
In summary, it is important to keep in mind the following: (1) High School #2, Phase 1 will be built as a comprehensive high school, (2) High School #2, Phase 1 is scheduled to open for the 2014-15 school year, and (3) no decision has been made on which students will attend the new high school.