Cosmetology Academy


Are you going to be a Junior this coming year? Are you interested in earning your Cosmetology state certification?

NISD Juniors, you can earn your state Cosmetology certification while still attending your current NISD high school. Juniors will attend the Cosmetology Academy at Steele High School for the first three class periods of the day, then return to their main high school campus to complete their final four academic classes. Students can drive to Steele High School or we have NISD transportation available for students. The Cosmetology Academy is a two-year program and students can earn their Texas state Cosmetology certification for free.

You must apply by Friday, August 13 to join the two-year cohort. Students can apply for the Cosmetology Academy at:

If you have any questions, please contact our Cosmetology Academy Facilitator, Heather Fowler (

Don’t wait, apply now!

Interested in a Career in Cosmetology?

The Northwest ISD CTE Cosmetology Academy provides students with opportunities to gain significant first-hand experiences and to become licensed cosmetologists after a four-year plan of study. Students will engage in training focused on business, entrepreneurship, and salon professional skills while mastering theory related content areas.

Our Students: 

- Obtain professional license upon successful completion of state examination requirements
- Secure a marketable trade and competitive advantage with Career and Technical Certifications
- Gain career experience through hands-on training and professional skills

Forecast for a Career in Cosmetology

- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in cosmetology careers to grow faster than average for all occupations between 2016-2026 by about 13%.
- About 44 percent of workers are self employed; many also work flexible schedules while attending college and advanced education courses.

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