Westchester Academy for International Studies

Westchester Academy for International Studies

Houston Schools July 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

A Spring Branch ISD application-based charter school, Westchester Academy for International Studies originally opened in 1967 as Westchester High School to accommodate a surge in enrollment for Memorial High School.  Westchester opened with eighteen hundred students and grew to four thousand in seven years, prompting the opening of Stratford HighRead More

Logo from Google+

First Baptist Academy

Houston Schools July 2, 2013 at 9:40 pm

James Moody and Marcene Adams founded Northwest Academy in 1970 for families in northwest Houston.  By 1980, Northwest Academy became a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church (HFBC) to further meet the “spiritual and educational needs of its students.”  In 1998, HFBC and other local churches established Houston Christian HighRead More

From Kirksey Architecture

The Emery/Weiner School

Houston Schools June 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm

The Emery/Weiner School is an independent, college-preparatory, co-educational day school for students in grades six through twelve.  Founded in 1978, The I. Weiner Jewish Secondary School began with a student population of fewer than 20 students.  In 2001, the school expanded its scope with the establishment of Emery High School.  With the integration ofRead More

Robert M. Beren Academy

Robert M. Beren Academy

Houston Schools June 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Robert M. Beren Academy is the only Jewish day school in Houston to serve students in preschool to 12th grade. It was originally founded in 1969 as The South Texas Hebrew Academy at the corner of South Braeswood and Chimney Rock.  In 1998, the school’s name was changed to RobertRead More

From Wikipedia

Chinquapin Prep

Houston Schools June 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Founded in 1969 by Bob and Maxine Moore, Chinquapin Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory school serving disadvantaged youth, particularly minorities, in grades six through twelve. Bob Moore, former head of the English Department at St. John’s School, wanted to “provide incentive for students who have high potential, butRead More

From Facebook

Corpus Christi Catholic School

Houston Schools June 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Corpus Christi Catholic School (CCCS) was founded in 1959 with support from the local Catholic community and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The school serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. In 1990, the school received the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award from the US Department of Education. This award identifies schoolsRead More

Cornerstone Academy

Cornerstone Academy

Houston Schools June 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Cornerstone Academy (CSA) is a Title I charter school in Spring Branch ISD serving grades 6-8. CSA was first imagined in 1997 during a meeting of the SBISD Board of Trustees, who then approved a steering committee to create a school that “embodied choice, commitment, community, and collaboration” while relievingRead More

St. Mark’s Episcopal School

St. Mark’s Episcopal School

Houston Schools June 25, 2013 at 10:59 pm

St. Mark’s Episcopal School celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2010.  The school began as a nursery program for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in 1960.  Over the next twenty years, St. Mark’s expanded to serve students in grades K-8, graduating its first eighth grade class in 1988.  Today St. Mark’s enrollsRead More

The John Cooper School

The John Cooper School

Houston Schools June 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Founded in The Woodlands in 1988, The John Cooper School (JCS) was named after the original headmaster of Houston’s Kinkaid School. The JCS is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K – 12. The school is located on a 43-acre campus owned by Mr. George Mitchell,Read More

UNT Denton; image from UNT website

Texas Academy of Math and Science

Schools June 21, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Acting to stem a forecasted decline in the perceived quality of math and science education across the nation, a number of states decided to establish mostly residential, application-based public “academies” in math and science beginning in the mid 1980s.  The 70th Texas Legislature established the Texas Academy of Mathematics andRead More

For Houston School Survey

Houston School Survey

Houston Schools, Policy, Research, & Analysis March 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

The Houston School Survey is now live!  Take the survey at The Houston School Survey is an approximately ten-minute online questionnaire open to both parents and students currently or recently enrolled in a Houston area school. Produced and managed by General Academic, the Rice Village tutoring and academic consultingRead More

Houston Schools Survey Now Available

Houston Schools October 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

We are excited to announce that our publication on Houston area private high schools is finally complete in its first edition form.  This 120 page document profiles 20 private high schools in and around Houston’s Beltway.  It also provides comparative analysis, advice on school selection and applications, information about theRead More

Cash Incentives Fuel Higher Scores

Cash Incentives Fuel Higher Scores

Schools October 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

The National Math and Science Initiative awards participating students $100 when they score a passing grade of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement® exam.  It also awards teachers $100 for each student who earns the passing grade.  More than 1800 teachers participated in the program last year, and moreRead More