From 10/24/2002, this award winning high school has come a long way from it's humble beginnings as a small health professions school associated with the medical district. Thirty years later, the award winning DeBakey high school for health professions is one of the best public high school educations in the country. The schools partnership with the Baylor College of Medicine has created it's Pre-medical Academy. Since 1996, the academy sends the ten most qualified students to attend the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine tuition free and, if meeting entrance requirements, pre-acceptance into Baylor's medical school. All the students of DeBakey High School go on to college. The school has become the most successful college preparatory program in the city with over ten million dollars in college scholarships offered to students each year.