Young Balmoral residents attend schools in the Humble ISD, including Summer Creek High School. Not only is the school dedicated to personalized learning, but it also boasts an excellent athletic program, an award-winning band and the only yoga class offered within the school district.
Summer Creek was designed with the “house” system in mind. The school was constructed with spaces where the more than 2,600 students could be subdivided into smaller learning communities. These spaces include an assistant principal/counselor suite, conference facilities, student learning spaces, science labs and areas students can collaborate in much like spaces found on college campuses. Each student is assigned to a “house” in which they work with an assistant principal and counselor for all four years at the school. Core classes are attended in that house, but electives are located in a special wing of the school.
The strong academic curriculum is supplemented by a range of extracurricular activities, including sports. Students can participate in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. There is even a sports medicine class. Niche.com ranks the school No. 20 on its list of the Best High Schools for Athletes in the Houston area.
The Bulldogs baseball team was the 2019 bi-district champions. The girls’ basketball team took the 2019 district trophy. The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team was the bi-district champions last year.
The Summer Creek High School Band also boasts a number of awards, including a history-making UIL First Division Concert & Sight Reading trophy by the sub non-varsity group last year. The non-varsity band brought home straight ones at Concert and Sight Reading and the varsity band took home First Division Ratings.
About that yoga class. Teacher Sarah Aguilar started the class in 2019 with 30 students. The class size doubled to 60 students in 2020. The purpose of the class is to help students relieve stress, focus in class and promote good health. Pretty innovative, huh?
That’s just the beginning. There are many reasons to love Summer Creek High School, just as the school is one of the many reasons to make the move to Balmoral.