Houston Lifestyles & Homes January 2010
Earn College Credit at
UST During High School
University of St. Thomas
Houston area high school students can earn college credit during their junior and senior years at a prestigious four-year university for half the price of regular undergraduate tuition. The University of St. Thomas now offers a wide variety of dual credit courses to high school students in fall, spring and summer.
·Course topics vary from foreign language, history, communication and mathematics to economics and political science.
·High school students take class on the UST campus and get a preview of a university environment.
Requirements Include:
·Houston area high school students in their junior or senior year are eligible.
·Admission is based on PSAT/SAT/ACT scores.
·GPA of 3.0 on a high school coursework with official transcript.
·Ranked in the top 50 percent of high school class.
·Courses must be approved by high school or school district.
Check www.stthom.edu/DualCredit for course schedules or call the Office of Admissions at 713-525-3500.

Montessori Grows Up ... at
School of the Woods 
Woods Lower School - Woods Middle School - Woods High School: the three levels of School of the Woods offer continuous interactive Montessori education in an accredited and unique learning environment, from age 2-1/2 through Grade 12. Curriculum is personalized by Montessori-credentialed teachers according to each student ’s individual needs, interests and abilities.
Founded in 1962, School of the Woods is Houston’s oldest continuously operating Montessori school—independent, non-sectarian and non-profit, and accredited by American Montessori Society, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools.
Educational programs encompass Early Childhood-Kindergarten, Elementary (Grades 1-3), Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6), Woods Middle School (Grades 7-8) and Woods High School (Grades 9-12). Auxiliary programs include Dance, Gymnastics, Before/After School Care, Tutorials, Instrumental Music, Sports, Summer School. Summer Programs include theatre workshops, reading/math skills classes, and Summer Seekers Activities Program.
Located at 1321 Wirt Road, Houston. For more information, phone 713-686-8811, Fax 713-686-1936, or online at www.schoolofthewoods.org.

Small Classes to Prepare for College
Alexander-Smith Academy
The primary goal at Alexander-Smith Academy is to nurture young minds, providing the tools and tests necessary to help develop intellectual maturity. For over 40 years they ’ve helped young adults expand their minds and challenge their thinking.
ASA is dedicated to individual educational instruction, offering a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. Classes at all levels are taught in a structured, individualized environment to help students get the most from the learning process.
Classes are small enough (5-7 students per class and one-to-one tutoring) to give personal attention and are large enough to foster interaction, discussion and debate.
No high school prepares students better. Students who perform well will be prepared and qualified to attend just about any university in the country.
10255 Richmond, Houston; 713-266-0920
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