Alexander-Smith Academy

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedIndividualized Educational Plan created for each student with proper documentation.
Year Founded1968
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade Alexander-Smith Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size7 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAlgebra 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 score1290
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,500
Tuition NotesTuition for the 2019-20 school year is $29,500to be remitted in three payments of $9,833.00. : at the time of registration and October 1st and February 1st.
Admissions DirectorPamela Rameau - Principal
Admissions AssociateAmber Garcia-Rameau

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

School Notes

  • We require each student, interested in attending ASA, to schedule an appointment to visit our school with his or her parents. For this appointment the student should bring the 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.

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School Reviews

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ASA is THE PERFECT school for students that have a talent or passion for an activity outside school. The student body includes serious athletes, actors, singers and others that make the most of their time away from school. It has been a gift for my daughter, an equestrian, to receive top-notch academic instruction while competing in her sport at a national level. Even though there aren't many sports and clubs provided by the school, I'm going to give the highest rating in each because it gives students the opportunity to pursue sports and other activities more than any other private school in Houston! Thank you ASA!
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