Our Educational Institutions


Pasadena Independent School DistrictPasadena Independent School District

The mission of Pasadena ISD, the gateway to unlimited opportunity for the youth of our culturally rich community, is to empower students to become accomplished, self-directed, and collaborative citizen-scholars who boldly contribute to an increasingly complex and evolving world by engaging in rigorous curriculum, relevant experiences, and positive relationships while embracing the uniqueness of each individual.  Pasadena Independent School District has built a strong foundation of learning that prepares today’s students for tomorrow’s workforce.  The district has championed innovative educational learning initiatives supported by advanced programs and technology-driven resources that foster student success.  With an emphasis on enhanced learning, the district has launched its 1-to-1 technology initiative to help Pasadena students stay connected to today’s digital world in class or at home.  With 63 campuses, 54,000 student enrollment, and an 89% graduation rate the Pasadena Independent School District is ranked one of the top districts in our area. 

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Dr. Kirk LewisDr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School

Since opening in 2014, the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School strives to empower students to successfully transition to the global community through unique educational experiences. This state of the art building sits on 32 acres with 247,111 square feet and a student population of over 1500. Students who choose to attend will participate in project-based learning opportunities that integrate rigorous core content standards with relevant career and technical skills and programs. CTHS students will be provided industry-standard training using industry-standard equipment in preparation for future career pathways.

There are six education pathways to choose from which include: agriculture, health sciences, human services, manufacturing and construction, technology and transportation. These key areas of focus are essential to preparing the students for continuation into post high school education at both the college and university level, as well as outstanding training and preparation for those students who select to enter the workforce directly upon high school graduation.

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San Jacinto College 

Valuable, job-ready skills — the ones that move your life forward and link classroom to career — distinguish an education at San Jacinto College.

Our landmark setting near the storied Port of Houston gives San Jacinto College’s students unparalleled access to world-class academic partners.  We’re in the shadow of NASA’s spaceflight program, the world’s largest medical center and the nation’s busiest seaport for foreign trade.  San Jacinto scholars are a real catalyst for economic prosperity in Greater Houston. And our historic ties to industry giants enrich our acclaimed programs in such high-demand fields as scienceengineering and health.

Today nearly 30,000 young men and women find their path at San Jacinto College. They nurture their aspirations with faculty mentors who know real-world success and apply deep career expertise to more than 185 academic and technical programs.

Many San Jacinto students are creating a pipeline for seamless transfer pathways to four-year institutions.  Others participate in our renowned Continuing Education or workforce training programs to sharpen their skills and boost lifetime earning power.  

Whatever path you take, you’ll find a friendly, big-hearted community at San Jacinto College. Our campuses are alive with free concerts, cookouts, social clubs, amazing theater and an extensive campus recreation program for all skill levels, all free.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake (Pasadena)

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is a student-centered, community-minded, partnership-oriented university that offers bachelor's, master's and selected doctoral programs to enhance the educational, economic, and cultural environment of the Houston-Galveston metropolitan region. UH-Clear Lake serves a diverse student body with special emphasis on undergraduate transfer, graduate and international students. The university offers the highest quality instruction and nationally accredited academic programs designed to develop the critical thinking, creative, quantitative, leadership and communication skills of students. The university conducts applied and basic research and engages in community and professional service that support both the economic development and the quality of life of the area. The university is committed to community engagement through partnerships with educational institutions, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

During the state's 2011 legislative session, University of Houston-Clear Lake received approval from the state for downward expansion, which allowed the upper-level university to add freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster. In fall 2014, UHCL welcomed its first freshmen and sophomores to campus which expanded their total enrollment to more than 8,600 students. 

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Texas Chiropractic College​​​​​​​

Texas Chiropractic College is a private chiropractic college located in Pasadena, Texas. Founded in 1908, it is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the United States.

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Other Educational Institutions located nearby:

  • University of Houston Main Campus
  • Rice University
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Texas Southern University
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
  • South Texas College of Law
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