Alexander-Smith Academy

10255 Richmond Ave #100,
Houston, TX, 77042-0770
Tel: (713)266-0920
Grades: 9 - 12 | 70 students
Alexander-Smith Academy was founded in 1968.
Dedicated to the philosophy of individualized, educational instruction, ASA challenges students and enables them to realize their innate potential.
Alexander-Smith Academy's mission is to offer a college-preparatory high school education in a relaxed, safe and comfortable environment.
Students, teachers and advisors achieve an optimum learning atmosphere by working together.
Treating students as young adults fosters graduates who are equipped to lead productive lives in a complex, pluralistic society.
ASA's primary goal is to create an environment in which each student can aquire the knowledge necessary to develop intellectual maturity.
A structured curriculum, which includes Honors and Advanced Placement course levels, is fundamental in achieving this goal, as are the unique five to seven students per class and daily tutorials.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Evaluated with documentation
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 70 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Alexander-Smith Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 7 students
Number of AP Courses 20 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Algebra I (H), Algebra II (H), AP Calculus AB, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, Biology I (H), Biology II (H), Chemistry (H), Economics (H), English I (Pre-AP), English II (Pre-AP), Geometry (H), Physics (H), Pre Calculus (H), Spanish I, II, III, IV (H)  
Average SAT score 1806
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,600
Tuition Notes Tuition for the 2014-15 school year is $26,600 to be remitted in two payments of $8,867 and one payment of $8,866: at the time of registration, on October 1st and February 1st.
Admissions Director Pamela Rameau - Dean of Students
Admissions Associate Margaret De La Garza-Principal

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Intramural Basketball Team, Mentoring Minds, National Honor Society, Ping Pong Tournaments, Spanish National Honor Society, Spirit Club, Student Council, Volunteer Service Club, Yearbook Book Club, Spirit Club, Yearbook, Intramural Basketball Team,
Mentoring Minds,
National Honor Society,
Ping Pong Tournaments,
Spanish National Honor Society,
Student Council,
Volunteer Service Club,

School Notes:

  • We require each student, interested in attending ASA, to schedule an appointment to visit our school with their parents. On this appointment the student must bring with him his most current report card, all transcripts and test scores. Students may be required to take a math and/or writing test to ensure proper placement.

  • Profile last updated: 10/27/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is River Oaks Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is River Oaks Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wesley Academy (0.6 miles away)
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