Nehemiah Middle School offers inner-city teens high academic expectations, small class sizes and increased time for learning. The curriculum is designed with an intensive focus on math and language as well as an emphasis on collaborative skills, self-management and career awareness.
NMS currently has 6th and 7th grade classes and will add an 8th grade in the fall of 2013. The diverse staff is experienced in inspiring children from low-income families to reach their full potential. The school is committed to partnering with parents to help its graduates through their high school and post-secondary education.
Mommy and Me
Ages: Children 2 years
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Tuesdays) for both child and parent
Ages: Children 3 years - 5 years (for those that turn 5 after September 1st)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for both Pre-K 3's and Pre-K 4ís
Academic Enrichment Program (K-5th)
Students arrive at 3:15 p.m. The children are supervised on the playground, they have snack at 3:45 p.m. At 4:00 p.m. they have Praise and Worship. At 4:30 p.m. they begin homework time. They are assisted by volunteers and program staff. Parents arrive at 6:00 p.m. to pick up children.
College Prep Program (6th - 12th)
Students arrive at 4:15 p.m. and are given a hearty snack or hot meal. Homework follows at 4:30 p.m. All students receive tutoring, mentoring, academic and bible study. High school students tour local colleges and received specialized preparation for college entrance requirements (SAT, application to college, letters of recommendation, etc.).
English as a Second Language Class (ESL)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Effective Parenting Program Classes (EPP)
Courses taught to first time parents in our program.
Classes offered to parents to equip them with knowledge and information. Various topics include checking account, fixing a flat, changing your oil, women's edification. We also have counselors to assist families in crisis counseling.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Nehemiah Center. If you have an hour a week to make a tremendous impact on the live of an at-risk child, contact Bob Shimp at BShimp@NehemiahCenterHouston.org or 713-526-5015.
College Student Work Study
The Nehemiah Center utilizes students from Rice University, University of St. Thomas, and the University of Houston to assist with our programs. If you are interested in our work-study program for college students, please contact Education Director Gavino Zarate at GZarate@NehemiahCenterHouston.org or call 713-526-5015.
Fred Alcorn Scholarship
It is our wish to help Nehemiah Center children make their college dreams a reality. This year, the Fred C. Alcorn Scholarship Fund is helping to send Nehemiah Center graduates to Columbia University, the University of Rochester, Oklahoma State University, Prairie View A&M University, the University of Houston and Houston Community College.
The scholarship fund was established in the memory of Fred Alcorn, a true friend to the Nehemiah Center. He had a heart for this community and demonstrated his generosity by giving of his time, talents and resources. Each year the scholarship committee, chaired by Sally S. Alcorn, meets to interview and award money to Nehemiah high school seniors who want to pursue higher education.
To make a much-needed donation to the scholarship fund, contact Development Director Angela Synek at ASynek@NehemiahCenterHouston.org.
*The Fred C. Alcorn Scholarship is only available for currently enrolled Nehemiah students.