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College Prep High School in Central Texas

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San Marcos Academy:
San Marcos Academy is a coeducational, Christian boarding and day school for 4th through 12th Grade students (4th and 5th grades are day only). Located in San Marcos, Hays County TX on a 220-acre campus in beautiful Central Texas hill country, we offer a unique educational experience that provides for the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual development of each student.

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Boarding & Day School Programs for Boys & Girls in Grades 4-12 (4th and 5th are Day Only):
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School features include:
- Fully accredited, college-preparatory curriculum
- Full athletics program
- Leadership training opportunities (including JROTC)
- Honors/AP and dual-credit college courses
- Small class sizes & low student-teacher ratio
- Music, drama & visual art programs
- Credit recovery programs
- Learning Skills Center for students with mild to moderate learning differences
- International Student Program provides ESL instruction

Regular College Preparatory Program (Grades 6-12)
The Regular College Preparatory Sequence is recommended for students who desire to attend a college or university after graduation.

Those students intending to apply to a highly competitive college or university after graduation are encouraged to follow the Academy’s Honors College Preparatory Sequence. This sequence features challenging honors and AP courses as well as dual college credit courses.

For the past several years, the Academy has enjoyed a partnership with Hardin-Simmons University for our dual credit courses, and SMA faculty members who teach these rigorous classes are considered adjunct professors of Hardin-Simmons.

Image of College Prep High School in Central TexasMany of our seniors have a college transcript to take with them when they graduate, having earned as many as 27 hours through on-campus classes alone (AP credit and online college courses could add even more).

While we offer outstanding instruction in all disciplines, the Academy is especially known for excellence in math preparation. A student can go as far as to acquire college Calculus credit right here on our campus, under the guidance of our own faculty.

Learning Skills Program:
For those students with documented learning differences such as ADD, ADHD or Dyslexia, the Academy is pleased to offer a Learning Skills Program.

Through this program, the Academy holds students to the highest academic standards while offering additional guidance and accommodations to meePhotos of San Marcos Academyt their educational needs and reach their full academic potential.

Accommodations can include one-on-one or group tutoring, re-teaching of subject material, verbalized testing, project assistance, and organizational skills instruction.

English as a Second Language Instruction:
Another outstanding academic program San Marcos Academy offers is English as a Second Language instruction.

Unlike some boarding schools that require students to demonstrate a high level of English proficiency prior to acceptance, the Academy welcomes students who are less confident in their English skills.

These students are immersed in English language instruction through Beginning ESL classes, enabling them to move into grade-level English classes as quickly as possible.

Advanced ESL instruction is also available to help those students with stronger language skills refine their proficiency.

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Address: 2801 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas 78666, USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-05-15 were from:

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;   Lekki Lagos, Nigeria;   St Catherine, Jamaica;   Texas;   Eagle Pass;   Faridabad, India;   Port Harcourt, Nigeria;   Dalals, TX;   Bangalore, India;   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;   and more.
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The Hockaday School in Dallas provides an outstanding college preparatory education for girls in Grades 8 through 12 (boarding) and Pre-K through 12 (day).

The boarding experience at The Hockaday School is unique and unlike any other you will find. Originally founded as a boarding school, Hockaday has kept its boarding community small and intimate within a school population that has grown to over 1,000 students.

Our staff does not serve double duty as faculty members but instead are devoted 100% to their residence jobs.

As a community of 73 boarders, we offer an incredible amount of diversity, representing numerous states and an average of 12 countries each year. On the other hand, our commitment to remain under 75 boarders allows us always to feel like a family and a close-knit community.
College Preparatory Day & Boarding School Programs for Girls:

- Day Programs (Grades Pre-K through 12)
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- Middle School
- Upper School
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St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Courses / Programs
St. Stephen's Episcopal School is an independent, Episcopal, co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school for Grades 6-12, located on a 400 acre campus in Austin TX.

We have a very active and visible boarding program for students, with 10 dormitories on campus. St. Stephen’s remarkably diverse student body comprises 671 students from more than 30 Texas cities, eight states and 13 countries, including Thailand, China, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Korea.

Local families support the boarding community through the "Adopt A Dorm" program, and all international students have host families.The residence halls are located in the center of campus, between the academic buildings and the athletic fields.

We have accreditation & memberships with the Texas Education Agency, Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, National Association of Independent Schools, and more National Association of Episcopal Schools.
Co-educational college preparatory day and boarding programs for Grades 6-12:

- 16 AP courses
- Classic liberal-arts education
- College preparatory curriculum
- Extra-curricular activities

Subjects include:
- English, history, math, science, languages, theology, visual arts, performing arts, computer science, and more...
TMI Episcopal
Courses / Programs
Located in the Texas Hill Country, just 20 miles from downtown San Antonio, TMI Episcopal is a co-ed, college-preparatory school for students in Grades 6-12.

TMI offers an optional JROTC program, designated as an Honor Unit With Distinction, and 5-day or 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12.

At TMI, we strive to know the student’s personality, strength of character, extracurricular talents, and leadership potential and recognize that each individual has many strengths. Therefore, admission decisions are based upon a broad analysis and not determined by just one isolated trait.

We understand the commitment and sacrifices families make to provide their children with a private school education that will set them up for success.

We prepare our students for the best universities around the world, strengthened with a foundation of service and leadership, ready to rise to and surpass the demands of rigorous college academics and instilled with lessons that will guide them throughout the rest of their lives.
College Preparatory School for Grades 6-12:

- Middle School, Grades 6-8
- Upper School, Grades 9-12
- Optional JROTC Program

Subjects / Academic Departments:
- Athletics
- English
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Languages
- History
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Evangel House Christian Academy
Courses / Programs
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We cater for students with mild mood or behavior disorders, substance abuse, academic issues or family problems. Our 12-18 month program encompasses a choice of Vocational, General, or College Preparatory High School Diploma options.

We are well equipped to treat teens for mild depression, anxiety, ADHD, or mild forms of bipolar disorders. Our trademark approach engages all students in a five-stage process toward spiritual, emotional, academic, social, and physical maturity.

Our curriculum is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS), and the Committee for International and Trans-regional Accreditation (CITA).
Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls (Grades 6 -12)

- Vocational, General, or College Preparatory High School Diploma
- 12 to 18 month program
- Therapeutic services
- Psychiatric services
- SACS accredited curriculum

- Our trademark approach engages all students in a five-stage process toward spiritual, therapeutic, academic, social, and physical maturity.
Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18 from Oklahoma and across the United States.

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
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Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Marine Military Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in Harlingen, Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Marine Military Academy is a private college preparatory military boarding school for young men in Grades 8-12.

The Marine Military Academy maintains the tradition of the United States Marine Corps with the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Program coupled with a superb educational environment to develop morally strong, ethical, educated young men.

Our students constantly receive disciplined, structured training; ethical, moral and spiritual philosophy, and programs designed to develop courage, character and leadership.

The Marine Military Academy is a self-contained community with academic facilities, housing, dining, medical support, recreational and athletic facilities and its own maintenance section. A number of key staff and faculty members along with all drill instructors and their families live on campus.

Cadets are billeted in six, two story barracks with two Cadets to a room and two rooms sharing a bathroom. Each barracks contains an apartment where the drill instructor and his family live. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Military Boarding Programs for Boys (Grades 8-12)

- Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (MCJROTC) Program
- College Preparatory Curriculum (including Math, science, foreign languages, social science, computer science and health)
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Summer School
- English as Second Language Program