Managing Learning During COVID-19 Disruptions

The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the academic year for Houston-area students. As of this writing, private and public schools are ordered closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Academic Schedule Disruptions due to Covid STAAR end of year testing is suspended per [...]

By |2020-06-22T23:50:37-05:00March 16th, 2020|ACT, P/SAT, Schools|0 Comments

Major 2019-2020 Houston Academic Year Dates to Know

Houston ISD School Holidays 2019 August 26 - First Day of School for HISD / Rice September 2 - Labor Day October 9 - Fall Holiday November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Winter Break December 23 - January 3, 2020 2020 January 20 - Martin Luther King Day March [...]

By |2020-02-20T15:53:23-06:00August 1st, 2019|ACT, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2019

Analysis of School Choice Lottery for 2019-2020 The most popular Houston magnet schools were River Oaks Elementary, Pin Oak Middle School, and DeBakey High School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Families had about a 20%-40% chance of gaining admission to a desirable magnet school for a prime entry year, the [...]

By |2020-02-21T17:51:38-06:00May 3rd, 2019|Schools|0 Comments

Houston National Merit Semifinalists – 2019 Scholarship Competition Designees

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the Semifinalists in their 64th National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2017 and scored among the top 1% in their respective states. St. John's School maintained its perennial lead with 39 [...]

By |2020-02-24T11:23:51-06:00September 18th, 2018|P/SAT, Schools|0 Comments

Major 2018-2019 Houston Academic Year Dates to Know

Houston ISD School Holidays 2018 August 27 - First Day of School September 3 - Labor Day September 10 - Fall Holiday November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Winter Break December 24 - January 4, 2019​ ​ 2019 January 21 - Martin Luther King Day March 11 - 15 [...]

By |2020-02-21T17:51:01-06:00August 1st, 2018|ACT, Announcements, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|0 Comments

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2018

For the 2018-2019 academic year, almost ten percent of Houston ISD (HISD) students participated in this year’s annual School Choice lottery; participation versus last year was essentially flat when growth was up 19% versus 2016. Families submitted an average of 2.5 applications each for a total of 52,123 applications [...]

By |2020-02-21T17:50:39-06:00May 7th, 2018|Schools|0 Comments

2017 HISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forum for District V at Rice University

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @7pm Spend an engaging and insightful evening at Rice University learning about the issues and the candidates for HISD's Board of Trustees District V. This non-partisan and non-endorsing informational event is hosted by General Academic and Rice University's Center for Local Elections in American Politics [...]

By |2020-02-21T17:50:14-06:00September 18th, 2017|Schools|0 Comments