In August of 2019, Eastex-Jensen Classical Academy and Westchase Classical Academy opened their doors to students and families. Neighborhood Schools Inc. (NSI) helped start and supports these two schools to ensure that students, families and community have access to resources that will enable the revitalization of their community.
NSI helps students at our two partner campuses to meet their academic, mental, physical, and social needs. Over the past 2 years, NSI has built partnerships with more than 20 non-profits, churches, civic groups and businesses to provide food, holiday gifts, school supplies, and technology to the students and community.
For the 2020 – 2021 school year, both campuses offer PreK-3 through 2nd grade and 5th through 6th grade. Currently they offer both in-person and virtual learning. They are continuing to enroll for the current year and are now taking applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year for PreK-3 through 7th grade.
During the school year, students received food from the Houston Food Bank via their Back-Pack Buddy program. That same program allowed students to continue to receive food during the school shutdowns in early 2020. Since May, in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, 6 churches and local leaders, both campuses have become food distribution sites for the community.
NSI has helped our schools to respond to other student needs during the pandemic as well. We were able to supply two rounds of home kits for each student that included all basic school supplies, books and fun activities. Along with the home kits, NSI provided computers to each school to loan to families during the end of spring virtual learning.