The Houston GT Academy - for gifted learners in Texas is unlike any Gifted and Talented Education school that I have ever run across. While it uses a proven, holistic approach to achieve optimum results its lessons are anything but typical.
Founder Frank Ha who leads the 40 or so gifted students at his West Houston facility says, “ we allow the students to set there own goals, then we help them to achieve them. But what makes HGTA different is we use a curriculum of skill based programs which incorporates education and training to achieve these results.”
Ha’s lessons frequently uses cross-subject material. For instance a math lesson may utilize material from Plato to Shakespeare to Latin and history and architecture to make his math lessons come alive.
Lessons are comprised of exercises, individually customized to student needs and designed to stimulate targeted areas of their cognitive potential, says Ha.
To illustrate the point, after a lesson this week, the following email was sent to the parents:
We observed compound eye insects under the microscope.
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HGTA also offers classes in SAT and ACT Preparation, Olympic Math, AMC 8, Algebra !, Alegra !!, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, SSAT/ISEE and all levels of Gifted and Talented program entrance examinations.
Houston GT Academy - for gifted learners is located at 7001 Corporate Dr., Suite 216 (near Bellaire Blvd. and Beltway 8). If you would like to contact Frank Ha, call 281-468-0881 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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National Gifted Education Writer, Examiner.com
Houston, TX 77024-4026