The Top Ten Reasons for attending
Houston Outdoor Learning Academy
10. There are no tardy bells or uniforms and you get a locker.
9. You get individual help from your teacher because each teacher only has five students.
8. You get to do projects or field trips in the outdoors every week.
7. Classes include hiking, camping, first aid, and scuba as well as math, science, language, and social studies.
6. Drama, cliques, bullying, and violence are unacceptable at HOLA.
5. Your teachers really care about you and treat you as a person.
4. You learn at your own pace so you aren't pushed along or held back.
3. You prepare for real tests like the SAT and ACT instead of the TAKS.
2. You have time to think, read, discuss, and people actually listen to your ideas. You even have the chance to teach your skills and interests to the other students.
1. You go on a two week field trip to Colorado in the fall and overseas for three weeks in the spring!
But seriously... at HOLA you can learn the academics you will need to succeed in college or in your career. Plus, at HOLA you will learn responsibility, leadership, and have real-life experiences that you can get nowhere else. Our graduates have gone on to attend and succeed at the University of Houston, DigiPen Institute of Technology, and Houston Community College.