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Programs for Students

Discovery Middle School at Nehemiah Center

From August 2011 through June 2017 Nehemiah Middle School (NMS) offered a personalized, Christian, private school education to young adolescents in grades 6, 7, 8. By June 2017 NMS had graduated forty-two students who now attend some of Houston’s best public and private high schools. In July 2017 the Nehemiah Center entered into an agreement with Southwest Schools, a choice-based Texas education district, in order to expand and enhance the academic offerings for its middle school learners. NMS now operates as Discovery Middle School at Nehemiah Center (DMSN) and enjoys a variety of new services, personnel, and resources to educate youth.

Mommy and Me

Ages: Children 2 years
Hours: Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for both child and parent


Ages: Children 3 years - 5 years (for those that turn 5 after September 1st)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for both Pre-K 3's and Pre-K 4’s

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 receive specialized preparation for college entrance requirements (SAT, application to college, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Programs for Parents

English as a Second Language Class (ESL)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Effective Parenting Program Classes (EPP)

Courses taught to first time parents in our program.

Healthy Living

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.

Scholarship Opportunity

Fred C. 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

*The Fred C. Alcorn Scholarship is only available for currently enrolled Nehemiah students.