“STARS" Academy is a magnet school for Math, Science and Fine Arts. Houston Academy opened its doors in August of
2003 in the Acres Home are of Houston, Texas in Aldine ISD. The Academy's namesake Mrs. Jewell S. Houston, though small in stature, is a quiet giant
whose words, example and life touches hundreds of kids each year. She has
served as a mother, teacher and community icon and matriarch of the Acres Home
Community. The Academy serves fifth and sixth grade students from a wide range
of academic proficiency, including students with disabilities and Limited
English Proficiency. Our goal is to provide an enriched educational environment
in which students expand their academic abilities, develop an appreciation of
the arts, and increase their positive attitudes and self-image through Houston
Academy’s Math, Science and Fine Arts programs.
reading, math, science, and fine arts curriculum is built on content, the Texas
Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the Aldine ISD Reading, Math, and
Science benchmarks. Our reading, math, and science curriculum provides the
foundation for all students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and
productive citizens. The fine arts curriculum includes classes such as: Art,
Graphics Design, Dance, Drama, Cello, Violin, and Vocal Music.
As part of our magnet
program, Houston Academy students are given many additional opportunities to
explore Math, Science and Fine Arts outside of the traditional classroom
setting. Students spend approximately three hours per week in the Techno Stars
Lab. In this state-of-the-art Science and Technology facility, hands-on
learning activities bring esoteric concepts into real- world applications.
Using probes, scanners, video editing equipment, pneumatic equipment and
computer programs, scientific investigations become an enhanced life and
learning experience. While walking and touring Houston Academy, one will
visualize and experience the integration of Math, Science, and Fine Arts
together making our magnet school an excellent school of choice.