Does your child need extra academic support ? Does s/he need additional challenge? Does s/he or help with executive functioning? Samson Home School Academy is a unique program offering individual attention in academic subjects and executive/personal skills via micro-sized in-person classes.
The product of 15 years homeschooling experience and 25 years of teaching experience, the pedagogical philosophy of Samson Micro Academy is a blend of British educator Charlotte Mason, Montessori, and the classical approach of The Well-Trained Mind.
The curriculum of our classes includes standards from both national and HISD school boards, with an emphasis on individual placement.
The size of our classes allows students to work at their own pace, working ahead in areas of strength and covering materials that challenge them.
Our classes range in size from 3 children to a maximum of 8. Our curriculum includes math, language arts, social studies, art, music, science, French, cooking, and citizenship. We emphasize multi-sensory, hands-on learning. We have extensive experience tutoring students with dyslexia. Our program also includes a focus on personal development and interpersonal skills.
World history for the fall 2022 semester spanned the Renaissance and Reformation, as well as the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment. In the fall 2023 semester we will study the Modern Era, 1750-1900. American history in the spring 2023 semester will cover WWI through the end of the Viet Nam war. In the spring 2024 semester, we will learn about events and people of the 1970s up to the current day.
While our program as a whole provides a solid foundation for advanced study at the high school level and beyond, our over-arching goal is to instill the love of learning.
What You Need to Know
The academic year runs from August 22nd, 2022 through May 26th, 2023. We are closed for the week of Thanksgiving, December 22, 2022, through January 4, 2023, and the week of spring break in March. We are also closed federal holidays.
Our program runs 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
One-on-one and homeschooling support sessions are by appointment.
Classes meet at the Lambert Hall location of Claire School of Dance, 1703 Heights Blvd.
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Tuition and Fees
Registration is by the academic year only. Because our classes are so small, parents must commit to the full semester. (In the case of extraordinary circumstances, contact our office.)
There is a Supply/Registration fee of $250 per semester. We provide all supplies.
Tuition for classes is paid in monthly installments of $2000 a month. August payments are pro-rated.
Space is extremely limited. Class size is limited to 4-8 students. Early registration is highly recommended.
Tuition and supply fee are non-refundable.
Samson Academy’s “arts and nature” summer program strengthens academic skills while kids have fun. Offered in three two-week sessions, Samson’s 2023 summer program focuses on a different biome and its inhabitants each week. From rainforest monkeys to woodland owls, children absorb information about our planet’s animals and their place in nature through stories and hands-on projects.
We also offer one week camps which focus on cultures around the world. In our Up Up and Away! Arts & Imagination camps, students learn about the language, art, culture, and customs of countries in specific areas of the globe.
In both our two week and one week programs, other activities target skills like handwriting, reading, composition, and math. And of course there will be daily classes in art, music, and, weather permitting, outdoor activities.
Enrollment in each camp is limited to 12 students, Kinder through Grade 5. Tuition is $700 per two week camp and includes snacks and all supplies. Tuition for our one week camps is $350, snacks and supplied included. Students should bring their own lunch. For more information, go to the Samson website.
Who We Are
Roxanne Claire, B.A., J.D., has over 25 years of teaching experience. She homeschooled both her sons from Kinder through high school graduation. On the Dean’s List while in college, both sons have since graduated. One is now an R.N. working at M.D. Anderson; the other earned a degree from UT-Austin’s film school and has his own video post-production company.
Other staff members include experienced teachers and dyslexia tutors.
Registration or More Information
To register or for more information, call Samson Academy, 713-880-5565, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.