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Houston District and Curriculum

Schools in Houston follow a very detailed curriculum, and adhere to the regulations implemented by the Texas Education Agency. As of Spring 2012, the schools are using the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) system to assess students on their overall curriculum. A variety of subjects are taught to ensure a broad understanding and depth of knowledge for subjects ranging from Math to English Language Arts. Mathematics is taught using traditional and modern technology combined.

We currently cover the following Houston-area school districts: Aldine Independent School District, Alief Independent School District, Clear Creek Independent School District, Crosby Independent School District, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Fort Bend Independent School District, Galena Park Independent School District, Houston Independent School District, Huffman Independent School District, Humble Independent School District, Katy Independent School District, Klein Independent School District, New Caney Independent School District, North Forest Independent School District, Pasadena Independent School District, Sheldon Independent School District, Spring Independent School District and Spring Branch Independent School District.

Schools in Houston include:

River Oaks Elementary School is located on 2008 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019, River Oaks Elementary School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 713-942-1460.  River Oaks Elementary School was originally established in 1929 and is currently part of the Houston Independent School District. In the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment at the school was 717 students. The school was one of the first of three in Texas to get authorization for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. The school’s motto is “Where discovery is elementary”, this message emphases the the school’s message of promoting learning through discovery.

Hamilton Middle School is located on 139 E 20th St, Houston, TX 77008, Hamilton Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 713-802-4725.  Founded in 1919 and located in the historic Houston Heights, Hamilton Middle School serves students in grades 6-8. The school offers a program for gifted and talented students. Hamilton Middle School has also been rated by the Texas Education Agency for as a “recognized” status. The vision of the school is to ensure that students are able to perform at their highest potential and challenge them to work together on issues that are relevant in their own communities and in the global society. Like other students at schools in Texas, students at Hamilton Middle School follow a curriculum that includes the standards described by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These standards cover a variety of subjects including English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine arts and more. For more information on the tutoring SchoolTutoring academy offers, contact us.

Seven Lakes High School is located on 9251 South Fry Road, Katy, TX 77494, Seven Lakes High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 813-233-3360.  Seven Lakes High School was opened in 2005. Currently, the school is recognized by the Texas Education Agency as being a high performing campus. In 2006, the school ranked 703rd from a list of 27 000 of the best public school schools in the United States by US News. In 2008, the school was one of the three winners of the The Houston Chronicle’s Chronicle Cup. The school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses and has historically had higher than average SAT and ACT scores. In the 2016-2017 school year, 2285 students were enrolled at the school. Being a relatively new school, the school has a variety of facilities including 9 tennis courts, a weight lifting room, a performing arts center, 2 dark rooms, and 2 science labs.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Houston District Curriculum

The schools teach Science with a hands-on and experimental approach, in order for students to understand the concepts of science in the world around them. After grasping elementary concepts, they move forward to more specialized sub-divisions of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Mathematical subjects covered range from learning basic numbers and becoming comfortable with the concept and functions of digits. More complex subjects such as algebra, advanced functions, calculus, and geometry are all introduced gradually during the later years.

English Language Arts are emphasized throughout student’s education. Bilingual learning is stressed, and students are taught Spanish alongside English, as studies have shown the improvement of overall learning and capabilities of multilingual students. English Language Arts are taught from a multiple aspects, including basal reading programs, spelling and writing.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Houston Educational News

  • Houston ISD Shows Great Progress - Improvement shows itself in numbers. Houston area schools have made significant progress within the past few years. The number of students graduating on a yearly basis has increased by over 30% since 2007, and this improvement hasn't only been confined to the number of students finishing high school. Students have also achieved 45% higher AP level scores in the recent years, and have received almost $200 million worth of scholarships for college this year alone.
  • Pledges for Potential - Texas Southern University has brought exciting news to ecstatic sixth graders at M.C. Williams Middle School. They have promised thousands of dollars' worth of scholarships to these students upon graduation from high school. Students are very pleased with this pledge, and have new hope and determination to succeed in school in order to receive this special gift from this very prestigious university.
  • Environmentally Friendly Elementary School - Garden Oaks Elementary has recently won a $1500 grant in order to redesign hallway lighting, in order to construct more environmentally friendly lighting. This grant money was awarded in response to the school's participation in the Green Mountain Energy's challenge for creating energy conservative designs. Using solar lights is not the only way that this school is contributing to the environment. They are also installing a wind turbine to create energy for the use of the school. The lights will help in saving energy for the school, and be a source for scientific experiments for the students as well.

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About Houston, Texas

Houston is the most populated city in Texas and also the fourth most populated city in the entire United States. The city is large, covering an area of 626 square miles located in the south of the state near the Gulf of Mexico. Originally founded by the Allen brothers, the city was named after the Texas President Sam Houston. Prior to 1839, Houston was the capital of Texas before Austin became the capital. Historically a commercial and railroad hub, today, Houston has transformed into a modern city with multiple skyscrapers and high rises. As of 2015, The city had the fifth tallest skyline in North America. The tallest building in Texas is the JPMorgan Chase Tower, which is located in Houston.

Around the world, Houston is recognized for its energy industry, biomedical research and aeronautics research. The city is home to multiple major professional sports teams including the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans and more.

There’s much to do for all ages in Houston. The city is a mix of urban buildings and Southern hospitality. Visitors can explore the museum district or visit the Houston Space Center. Then, they can visit one of Houston’s countless award winning restaurants. Visitors also have the option to catch a show in the Theater District that offers year round performances of plays and dances. Houston has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States, according to a report from Rice University, so there is no shortage of cultural experiences to try.

As of 2017, the population of Houston was 2,312,717. The city is very diverse. 25.3% of the population is under 18, 28.5% of the population is between 18-34, 26.2% being 35-54, 10.3% being 55-64 and 9.8% is over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $47,010 in 2017.

Houston Theater District

Located in downtown Houston, the Houston Theater District cover 17 blocks of the city. The district is the home of Houston’s nine professional performing arts organizations, the Bayou place entertainment complex, and multiple restaurants, movie theatres, plazas, and parks. Annually, more than 2 million visitor come to the district for entertainment. Found in the district is the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Theatre Under the Stars and The Alley Theatre. Touring companies also often make stops in Houston, this includes Cirque du Soleil, musical artists and exhibitions that cater to many interests. The United States’ largest quilting show is held in Houston! The Alley Theatre is Texas’ oldest professional theatre company and the United States’ third oldest continually operating theatre, having been founded in 1947. The theatre is considered to one of the foremost theatre companies outside of New York City.

Space Center Houston

The Space Center Houston is the official visitor center is the NASA Johnson Space Center and is affiliated with the Smithsonian. Originally opened in 1992, the Space Center attracts more than 1 million visitors annually. These visitors are able to view over 400 space artifacts, and different exhibits, attractions, and live shows dedicated to showcasing the history of America’s space program. The 400 space artifacts include space capsules, moon rocks, and different landing trainers. The center also focuses on education and over 200 000 students and teachers visit the center every year. One exhibit that opened in January 2017 was the Mission Mars exhibit. This exhibit is focuses around the work NASA is doing to plan travel to Mars. Visitors can experience a virtual reality, see real-time weather forecasts of Mars, look at potential future Mars rovers and touch a meteorite from Mars.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Found in the Northern border of Hermann park, The Houston Museum of Natural Science and showcases dinosaurs and exhibits of geology, biology, technology and geography. More than 2 million people visit the museum a year, making it one of the popular in the United States. The museum building is made up four floors of natural science exhibits, a planetarium, a butterfly center, and a giant screen theatre. The museum was originally established in 1909, and a education program was started in 1947. The education program at the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers summer camps, field trips and other opportunities for students and families to experience the museums wide variety of exhibits.

Interesting Facts

  • The Texas Medical Center is located in Houston and is the largest medical center in the world. The medical center covers over 1000 acres and the most heart surgeries in the world are performed there.
  • 20 feet below the Houston streets is an underground pedestrian tunnel system. The tunnels connects major city buildings, restaurants and stores and links 95 city blocks,
  • It’s no surprise that one of the biggest rodeos in the world is held in Houston, Texas. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo goes on for one month and attracts over 2.5 million attendees.
  • The Buffalo Bayou is the principal river of the city and stretches for 53 miles.
  • The city of Houston receives and average annual rainfall of about 49 inches. That’s even more than Seattle, which achieves about 37 inches!
  • There are more than 11 000 restaurants in Houston and residents of the city eat out an average of 4.8 times per week!
  • Houston is one of the busiest port cities in the United States.

Chalk Talk: When Schools Implement Uniforms

Not all students may like uniforms, but more and more schools are requiring uniforms in order to maintain a certain environment in the classroom. Many students may not like wearing uniforms, which may cause a problem for parents. On the positive side, uniforms ease the hassle of getting dressed in the morning, and reduce the need for extra clothes shopping during the year. They also create a sense of community, and increase concentration on school rather than fashion. On the other hand, some argue that uniforms reduce creativity, and that people express themselves through fashion. In order for your children to be happy wearing uniforms, let them know the positive aspects of wearing uniforms, and help them to personalize what they can in order to maintain their sense of individuality. Decorating lockers, backpacks, or mixing and matching various aspects of a uniform are all ways to display uniqueness while still adhering to school requirements.

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