Aldine Independent School District serves over 56,000 students at over 80 different campuses. Several components of the district’s curriculum have earned state and national recognition. Gifted and talented, visual arts, music, social studies, drama, speech and vocational/technical education enjoy recognition for excellence. Aldine holds full accreditation from the Texas Education Agency. www.aldine.k12.tx.us/index.cfm
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District will serve close to 80,000 students in the 2008-2009 school year. The district presently has 80 campuses. It is the largest Recognized district in Texas. www.cfisd.net
Klein Independent School District, located approximately 40 miles from downtown Houston, serves close to 40,000 students at 30 elementary schools, nine middle schools (grades 6-8), and four high schools. The district provides appropriate grade-level curriculum that ensures students maximum opportunities to attain identifiable educational goals. District programs provide instruction in the essential elements or basic skills outlined in the Texas State Board of Education curriculum development guidelines. www.kleinisd.net
Spring Independent School District, located 20 miles north of downtown Houston in suburban Harris County, serves over 32,000 students at 30 campuses. The district works to help its young people develop into students who excel academically, reason and solve problems rationally, act responsibly, and display good character and citizenship. The district opened its state-of-the art Wunsche Career Academy to support career education in a variety of high-demand occupations. www.springisd.org
Youth come first in northwest Houston and this is evidenced by the number of pre-schools and extended private and parochial schools in the region. Northland Christian School, Northwoods Catholic School, St. Anne Catholic School, Houston Learning Academy, Primrose School of Champions, Providence Classical School, Klein Spring Montessori School, the Spell Well Montessori School, and The Goddard School are among the many centers of learning.
Lone Star College System offers many courses that have direct application to business and industry. The college has five campuses that enable learners to pursue education and workforce skill-building without leaving the area. www.lonestar.edu
OLOL College offers an innovative, student-centered online learning environment where registered nurses from around the country come together in pursuit of creating a better life for themselves and for those they serve through a spiritually rich and accredited online education focused on serving society, especially those most in need. www.online.ololcollege.edu
OLLU strives to provide excellent teaching through traditional and innovative educational programs. Their mission is to develop diverse, intercultural student bodies in Christian, person-centered learning communites & to graduate individuals who are competent and committed to service. www.OLLusa.edu
PVAMU Northwest Houston Center offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs. www.pvamu.edu/northwest
University of Houston offers many courses in a variety of fields and multiple campuses. www.uh.edu
UHD offers graduate, undergraduate and continuing education programs. www.uhd.edu
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Northwest Houston Students
Houston Northwest Chamber Foundation Scholarship
Every year Houston Northwest Chamber Foundation awards several scholarships to High School Students. Deadline is typically in February.
For more information call 281-440-4160.
Students interested in obtaining financial aid from any Texas higher education institution will most likely be required to fill out the free application for Federal Financial Aid. New applications are available each January and graduating seniors should fill one out as soon as possible to access most financial aid and scholarships.
Northwest Houston students will find information on dozens of scholarships here. These are not just for Cypress Fairbanks ISD students.
Students from Houston and surrounding areas can use one application to apply for dozens of scholarships available to Houston, Houston area, and Texas students.
Texas students can use this website to search for thousands of scholarships in Texas and throughout the country. Signing up is free.
Federal financial aid and independent scholarships can be used for online learning, as long as the institution is accredited through an accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This expert guide helps navigate students through the process of obtaining financial aid.
MBA school is considered to be an expensive undertaking, but financial aid and scholarships are available to these students. Learn more in this guide.
Online & Distance Learning
The Texas State University System is the oldest university system in Texas and headquartered in Houston. It offers undergraduate, distance learning programs, some of which are mostly online, while other are based on a hybrid model with both online and face-to-face learning components.
This education resource offers a listing of and a search tool for accredited online programs & schools in Texas and nationwide, along with a ranking of all schools in Texas offering online programs.
Community colleges offer opportunities for career development and two-year degrees, and several now offer online programs.
Distance learning continues to grow by leaps and bounds every year, as more respected, legitimate, and accredited schools begin offering online programs. Visitors to this site will find affordable online colleges and programs not only in Texas, but nationwide.
Students interested in career and vocational training can use this guide to learn more about the types of careers and programs available at vocational schools. This includes growing careers in the healthcare sector.
Small Business & Graduate Education
The online MBA from PV A&M is designed for working adults who want to earn an MBA while continuing to achieve in the workplace. This completely online program can be completely in as little as two years.
The SBDC offers workshops and seminars on starting and growing a business in the Houston area. Small business owners can receive support and education on starting, financing and growing a business, along with help for business technology needs.
University of Houston Clear Lake Online MBA Program
The online MBA program at University of Houston Clear Lake has been ranked top ten in the nation for most affordable online MBA programs. Even though the campus is too far to travel for most Northwest Houston residents, the ability to attend school online makes achieving the MBA from University of Houston possible.
Working adults are often highly motivated to finish their MBAs in the shortest amount of time possible, and accelerated MBA programs are becoming more popular as a result. Learn more about these programs and search for accelerated MBA programs in Texas and nationwide.
Rankings for online bachelor’s degrees in business are included in this guide, along with timelines, programs, and resources for business students both on-campus and online.
Working adults looking for career advancement may look to the Master of Business Administration. See where Texas MBA programs rank and what programs they offer, including career counseling and job placement upon graduation.