SST Schools are high performing K-12 college preparatory charter schools focusing on math, science, engineering, and computer technologies. Our schools have provided students from under-served communities the opportunity to excel in their studies in a small classroom environment focused on providing the skills they need to succeed in life.

SST SCHOOL MODEL

College Prep Begins in Kindergarten
A college-bound education starts in the elementary grades at SST Houston. Beginning in kindergarten, each school focuses on developing proficiency in core subjects, and this approach continues throughout a SST education.

Early Emphasis on Math and Science Education
Students attending SST Houston begin their specialized math and science instruction in the fourth grade, enabling them to receive a strong math and science foundation from highly qualified teachers at an early age.

Home Visits and Parental Engagement

Home visits are an essential part of SST's parental engagement component. Every student has a home visit, and all visits are tracked and included in teacher evaluations.

Science for All

Science fairs are a tradition at SST Houston. Every student works on a project of their interest in math, science, computers or engineering. We have found our students' science fair projects have been a valuable means of applying the concepts of scientific research, as well as creating a fun learning experience for our students.

Extended School Hours and Days
At SST Houston, we believe every student can master the skills they need to succeed. Students who need additional academic instruction or support are provided extended after school and Saturday tutorials. These tutorials use computer-based learning aids, and dedicated educators help students understand the concepts with which they are having difficulty.
Extended hours are not just for individuals needing additional help; gifted, talented and advanced students also receive extended, advanced instruction.

Safe, Small, Caring School Environment
The small classroom environment found at SST Houston creates an inviting, safe, and purposeful environment in which students can learn to their maximum potential. The friendly and wholesome atmosphere encourages creative expression and a desire for knowledge.

Efficient Performance Management

SST has developed a comprehensive database to empower our school community stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
The elements of the database are adjusted to best suit the needs of each school and the network.

Our parent portal gives SST Houston parents real-time access to student grades, homework, transcripts, discipline records, and library data.
Administrators have the information and analytical tools they need to produce reports, track student progress, and follow teacher assessments.
Teachers can share classroom resources with other teachers.
The Test Analysis module gives teachers and administrators the opportunity to customize the student’s remedial work. This enables teachers to provide individualized attention to students.