• Significance
    In 1991, HCISD created KEYS Academy in an effort to reduce the District's dropout rate.  Blanca Hernandez, the first principal of KEYS Academy, described the mission of the school as follows:  "to provide a small setting in which a positive environment would enable students to become academically successful."  Twenty-three years later the mission remains the same:  give those students who might have given up an opportunity to become academically successful.  Our campus acronym embodies that mission: