As a parent of four HISD students, Challenge Early College High School is an excellent alternative to Bellaire, Carnegie and DeBakey, and is one of the best, if not the best school in the HISD district. Teachers form the backbone of the school and make students want to learn while challenging them to reach further. With a small student body, learning is much more personalized than it would be at a larger school setting. When problems arise, the principal says, 'I'm here to help you. That's what I'm here for.' That's what I'm looking for as a parent. Education is #1 at the top of my list, and the school meets my expectations in that area. My two children are happy with the school, and so I'm happy. I will continue to update this comment profile, to see what the future brings for us at Challenge Early College High School.
This school is alright. It's barely begun and still has much to improve on. For example, the student body often has many students who still are not ready for college classes. There are many who don't take this seriously and still act as if this won't hurt them, but it will. Since they are taking college classes it will count in the long run and thus students at the school need to find maturity. The advisory lessons they lead are to bond with the small amount of students they meet. There aren't that many students at this school and they pride themselves on the small type of classes and how everyone knows everyone but the classes are getting bigger every year since now there are about 20-30 students per class. When I first started CEC, my freshman year spanish class had 7 people, now my sophmore year class has atleast 25.
This is one of the strongest schools in Houston, and the quality of students continues rising both through admissions and through work with teachers.
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