Education

Humble ISD

Humble Independent School District, among the fastest-growing in Texas, is a destination- district for families seeking a supportive environment for their children. Humble ISD students thrive and grow by enriching their lives through academics, arts, athletics, career preparation, service-learning and school sponsored social activities. Humble ISD’s reputation for educating the whole child is one reason why approximately 1,000 new students join Humble ISD each year.

Humble ISD educates more than 45,000 students from the communities of Atascocita, Eagle Springs, Fall Creek, Humble, Kingwood, Summerwood, The Groves, the West Lake Corridor and more. Humble ISD operates six high schools: Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Summer Creek and Quest Early College. The district operates nine middle schools: Atascocita, Creekwood, Humble, Kingwood, Riverwood, Ross Sterling, Timberwood, WestLake and Woodcreek. Humble ISD operates 29 elementary schools. The district is expanding with a new elementary set to open in 2021 and middle school set to open in 2022.

One reason parents choose Humble ISD is because it is an effective school district. Humble ISD is the statewide 2015 Best Large District Winner in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Program, and the Humble ISD School Board is the 2018 State Winner in the School Board Category. There are more than 1,000 school districts in the state.

Known for academic rigor, Humble ISD was listed on the College Board’s AP Honor Roll for 2015, an honor claimed by fewer than five percent of Texas school districts. The 3,337 graduates in the Class of 2020 earned more than $22 million in college scholarship offers. The district is home to four demonstration schools. Atascocita, Humble and Timberwood middle schools are AVID National Demonstration Schools, and Quest Early College High School is an ECHS Demonstration School. Educators from across the U.S. tour these demonstration schools to learn from the best. Humble ISD offers an International Baccalaureate program and Career
and Technical Education courses. The Humble ISD Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, has awarded more than $14.1 million since 2000 to support projects that enhance education. For more information, please visit www.humbleisd.net.

Lone Star College – Kingwood

Lone Star College-Kingwood, like many educational institutions across the country, has adjusted to life amid COVID-19. Administrators have implemented protocols to ensure the health and safety of all students, employees, and visitors. Those initiatives, which mirror the CDC guidelines, require everyone on campus to wear masks, practice social distancing and submit daily health declaration forms while encouraging hand washing and sanitization.

LSC-Kingwood’s primary mission is student success. Administrators, faculty, and staff are working diligently to ensure that the college offers programs and modalities to help students meet their educational and career goals during this uncertain time. Many of the classes are online, but some are available in a hybrid or face-to-face format. The modalities for spring 2021 will depend on the status of COVID-19 across the city and state.

LSC-Kingwood, a member of the Lone Star College System, offers students many educational choices such as credit classes, university transfer courses, career and vocational programs, distance learning, and an extensive Career and Technical Education (CTE) program for youth and adults. These programs prepare students for the workforce or a four-year university.

In spring 2022, LSC-Kingwood will open its 10th building, the Health Professions Center, which will house the five growing health care programs. In addition to the main campus, there are three satellite locations. The East Montgomery County Improvement District houses the college’s ALL program for adults age 50 and older. The Lone Star College-Atascocita Center offers local access to services, college courses and programs, workforce training, and leisure learning. The LSC-Process Technology Center has state-of-the-art simulation equipment, a hands-on training unit, labs, and classrooms for the process technology and instrumentation
technology programs.

Lone Star College-Kingwood opened in 1984 with approximately 1,000 students. Today it is the educational institution of choice for nearly 12,000 students. LSC-Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Drive. For more information or to register for a class, visit LoneStar.edu/kingwood or call 281-312-1600.

San Jacinto College

In August 2020, San Jacinto College brought its fifth campus, Generation Park, to northeast Houston residents.

Conveniently located off Beltway 8 at West Lake Houston Parkway and Lockwood Road, the College’s newest campus focuses on academic classes that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Classes include eight-week and 16-week options in face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats.

“We offer a variety of class times and modalities that allow students to complete their degree in a manner and pace that are comfortable to them,” Executive Director Dr. Destry Dokes said. “Students are also supported by our outstanding faculty in all classes.”

San Jacinto College provides many resources and university partnerships to simplify the transfer process for students.

Focusing on Academics, Workforce

Generation Park administrators have been working with local school districts and community stakeholders to develop a campus that offers both general academic courses and associate degrees. Dr. Dokes believes the campus’ diverse options will most attract students

“I believe students will choose us because of our academic and STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] course offerings, course relevance and transferability, and innovative technology to accommodate various learning styles and student service needs,” he said.

Workforce training solutions are also on the radar. Generation Park leaders are meeting with established and emerging industry partners to determine how the campus can assist with professional development.

Looking Ahead

The Generation Park Campus opened its first instructional building in fall 2020: a 55,000-square-foot classroom building at the heart of the 57-acre master-planned campus. The campus will continue to grow, bringing high-quality, affordable education options to the College’s northeast service area.

San Jacinto College offers financial aid and scholarships to help students achieve their goals within their budget. Educational planners and counselors also guide students on their path to transfer institutions. Start the enrollment process at www.sanjac.edu/steps-enroll.

For more information about Generation Park, visit www.sanjac.edu/generation-park. The campus is at 13455 Lockwood Rd., Houston, TX 77044.