Eisenhower High School Hosts Options Fair for Eighth Graders

Eisenhower High School Hosts Options Fair for Eighth Graders
Posted on 01/31/2019

Students from four middle schools that feed into Ike got to visit the campus to get a sneak peek. The future Eagles learned about various campus program options.

It may be the spring semester, but Eisenhower High School administrators are already looking at the 2019-2020 school year. Aquilla Aubrey, the administrator of college initiatives at Eisenhower HS, coordinated the event that took place January 25.

Students from Drew Academy, Garcia Middle School, Hoffman MS, and Shotwell MS explored a variety of options to consider such as career and technical education (CTE) programs, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and iASPIRE.

CTE Programs @ Eisenhower HS

  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy tech
  • Health science
  • Culinary arts
  • Welding
  • Agriculture [Future Farmers of America (FFA)]
  • Fashion Merchandising & Design

Eisenhower-HS-Options-Event-5-768x483.jpgiASPIRE College-Readiness Initiative

The future Eagles also learned about iASPIRE and International Baccalaureate (IB®) Diploma Program. iASPIRE is a college-readiness initiative that begins freshman year. All iASPIRE classes are held at the senior campus. The main goal is to prepare students to succeed in college. According to Aubrey, most of the students that take part in the iASPIRE program are the first in their families to attend college. In the iASPIRE class, there is a strong focus on academics, time management, critical thinking, organization, and community service. Students in iAPSRIRE begin to apply for scholarship opportunities as a freshman and continue through their senior year. Current eighth graders at the middle schools that feed into Eisenhower can apply now to be admitted into the iASPIRE program.

Eisenhower-HS-Options-Event-4-1024x604.jpgEisenhower HS — World IB ® School

Aldine ISD offers the entire International Baccalaureate® (IB®) continuum — Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma Program). The IB program provides a globally respected and highly recognized curriculum. The rigorous program challenges students to excel not only in their studies but also their personal growth. The District offers the IB® Diploma Program at Eisenhower HS. This is a globally recognized honors curriculum. Many colleges and universities award credit upon exam results. During Bobby Mansour’s presentation, he noted that the IB® students present at the event were in the top 10 of their class. Mansour is the IB® program coordinator at the campus.

Eisenhower-HS-Options-Event-2.jpgClass of 2019 Inspires the Class of 2022

The eighth-graders got to hear from Ike students who shared how they benefitted from the various options Eisenhower HS offered.

One student, Hunena Badat, entered at Eisenhower HS under the iASPIRE program and completed the IB® Diploma Program. She is the valedictorian of the Class of 2020. Badat recently received a full-ride scholarship to attend Rice University. Hunena intends to major in computer science.

Before the event ended, the staff lauded Aubrey for her work with college initiatives at Eisenhower HS.

If you have questions about college initiative programs at Eisenhower HS, contact Aubrey at (281) 878-0900 or via email at

Aim High Future Eagles!