Classes for High Schools from Houston Christian University

Aim Higher

The Academy Difference

The Academy is committed to integrated humanities courses in the grand tradition of classical education. Through The Academy, students carefully read the primary works of the great thinkers in the Western tradition and interact with their instructor and fellow students in a discussion-based, student-driven, dynamic Socratic classroom environment.

Academy classes do not include busywork, nor test-directed curriculum. Instead, through reading, engaging, and debating over great books, students will not only far exceed the essential skills needed for admission into and success in their chosen university, they will learn to think for themselves, communicate elegantly and effectively, and integrate their lives and everyday decisions with the principles they build in the classroom. The purpose is not simply to prepare a student for college or to pass a test, though these abilities will come naturally; rather, it is to rivet the minds and hearts of our students, allowing them to flourish.

The Academy serves schools through a series of classes, curriculum, and enrichment opportunities at our HCU campus, Houston area schools, national school partners, and online.