Continuing the informational services offered in my Physician’s Relocation Services package, I will be discussing the top-rate schools we have in College Station/Bryan for those in K-12. College Station I.S.D. has many excellent schools to choose from depending upon the area in which you live. There are also fine private schools such as Allen Academy, St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s.
College Station I.S.D. boasts very high levels on their 2008 TAKS district scores: Reading/ELA 95%, Writing 95%, Math 89%, Science 84%, Social Studies 95%. Additionally, 24.5% of students are enrolled in advanced courses, 87.4% score above criterion on AP exams, and 72.7% of students are graduating on a recommended plan. Further, 69.1% of College Station I.S.D. students take the SAT/ACT test. Their strengths do not lie only in academics, however. They have very strong and supported athletics and fine arts programs. So much so, that during the summer they even offer day and sports camps for any interested students. Additionally, the College Station A Capella Choir (The Eighth Notes) were the 2009 International Champions.
Allen Academy in Bryan provides a rigorous and superior education in the humanities, arts, and sciences for students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Their upper school academic program is a college preparatory program. It emphasizes higher order taxonomy while reinforcing objective knowledge and test taking skills. A number of extra-curricular activities are scheduled by the school to provide students an opportunity to explore their passions and develop the social skills necessary for success in interpersonal relationships. Additionally, all Upper School students are required to complete 10 hours of community service during each year of high school. Allen offers a student/faculty ratio that cannot be beat:
St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Bryan is designed to offer a challenging and enriching academic experience. St. Joseph’s curriculum was created with a full range of opportunities for religion, reading, writing, math, science, and the arts. Students at the Early Learning Center take part in educational lessons in a small group setting. Middle and high school courses build on the foundation laid in the elementary years and challenge students to investigate and analyze topics more fully. Both middle and high school students are encouraged to take a variety of classes in many topic areas, and to participate in academic and art competitions.
St. Michael’s Academy in Bryan offers a rich and varied academic experience. In addition to the rigorous coursework, many different activities are scheduled for the full development of your child. Field trips to points of local and regional interest begin in the Pre School and grow in range and scope as students move up in grade. Athletics include inter-scholastic competition with local private and parochial schools in volleyball, soccer, basketball, track and field and golf. And opportunities are offered for after school education in Arts, Music, Culture and Natural Science.
When considering your move to College Station, please do not hesitate to contact me for all of the Bryan College Station information you may need. From buying or building your dream home, to putting your kids in the right school, I am your one stop for all of your relocation needs! Stay tuned for more helpful information in the coming weeks.
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