General Academic Students Ace the ISEE Private School Admissions Test

During the 2023-2024 fall testing cycle, nearly 300 Houston-area students prepared for their ISEE and SSAT private school admissions tests with General Academic. While every child’s situation is unique and we’re unable to guarantee specific results, we are nonetheless delighted to see such excellent outcomes from this year’s cohort. In [...]

2024-03-25T16:26:57-05:00March 25th, 2024|ISEE, Schools|

Texas High School Graduation Requirements, Explained

Texas high school students have two main pathways to graduation: the Texas Foundation High School Program, and the Texas First Early High School Diploma Program. Since the 2014-2015 school year, the Foundation High School Program (FHSP) has been the default route for graduation for all Texas public high school students. [...]

2024-04-01T13:51:08-05:00February 21st, 2024|College, Schools|

How to Apply to Houston ISD Magnet Schools

What are Magnet Schools in Houston ISD? Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the eighth largest public school district in the U.S., with nearly 190,000 students across 274 schools. Of those schools, 120 are considered Magnet Schools. Magnet schools, known as “magnets,” aim to attract specific types of students [...]

2024-02-19T10:56:47-06:00December 12th, 2023|Schools|

Top Houston Public High Schools by SAT Score

The top Houston-area public high schools are Carnegie Vanguard, DeBakey, and Clements. The SAT is an almost ubiquitous part of the American educational landscape, serving as a critical metric for gauging college and career readiness. Its influence extends to educators and institutions as well, offering valuable data that can guide [...]

2023-11-09T15:49:32-06:00November 9th, 2023|P/SAT, Schools|

Top Houston ISD (HISD) Magnet Schools of 2023

Analysis of Houston School Choice Lottery for 2023-2024 The most popular Houston ISD (HISD) magnet schools for 2023-2024 are River Oaks Elementary School, Pin Oak Middle School, and Carnegie Vanguard High School. The application cycle for the 2023-2024 school year took place the previous year, between 2022-2023. Families had [...]

, 2024-02-07T14:54:49-06:00October 25th, 2023|Schools|

Houston’s National Merit Semifinalists for 2023-2024

Houston's Graduating Seniors are Smart The 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition was a good year for Houston-area high school seniors. There were 466 area seniors who scored in the top 1% on the PSAT to earn the celebrated “Semifinalist” designation. This number was fairly stable compared to last year's [...]

2023-09-18T10:33:12-05:00September 13th, 2023|College, P/SAT, Schools|

Houston’s Best Elementary and Middle Schools by STAAR Scores 2023

T.H. Rogers Elementary achieved top STAAR scores in both Math and Reading. T.H. Rogers is the best elementary and middle school in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) by state test scores. The results aren't terribly surprising given that every student at Rogers must be designated gifted [...]

2023-09-13T21:16:08-05:00September 6th, 2023|Schools|

ISEE Test Dates in Houston for 2023-2024

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is the most popular standardized test required for admission to most Houston-area private schools. This page details test dates and locations for the 2023-2024 application season. Parents must register directly with the test administrator at ERBLearn.org. General Academic is Houston’s leading ISEE tutor; click [...]

2023-10-16T14:14:13-05:00August 7th, 2023|ISEE, Schools|

Houston’s Major School Holidays and Test Dates 2023-2024

At General Academic we're constantly aware of and alerting parents to Houston's major academic dates and deadlines like the ones below. 2023 August 28 – First Day of School September 4 – Labor Day September 25 – Fall Holiday November 20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday December 25 - January 5 [...]

2023-08-01T17:36:39-05:00July 31st, 2023|ACT, ISEE, P/SAT, Schools|

Houston Private School Tuition 2023-2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, Houston private school tuition costs $25,674 a year on average per child, which amounts to a nearly 6% increase in tuition as compared to the 2022-2023 academic year. The cost of a private education in Houston has increased 15.8% since before the pandemic. The price [...]

2023-07-31T12:48:04-05:00July 31st, 2023|Schools|
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