ABOUT BETHUNE ACADEMY
Bethune Academy for Mathematics, Science and Fine Arts is nationally recognized as a highly successful dedicated magnet school, not only for its accomplishments in innovative program design and academic achievement but also for its success in meeting integration goals. Bethune is a magnet school located in the Aldine Independent School District, Houston Texas, located in the Acres Homes Community, one of the oldest and largest African American communities in the nation. Bethune serves 463 students at the third and fourth grade levels as of August 2004.
Bethune is a student-centered
school where teachers, administrators, parents and students share ideas
in the types of instruction and the development of a common vocabulary
that facilitates Bethune’s learning environment. The teachers at
Bethune participate in creating a dynamic living curriculum that is revisited
and revised each year to meet the needs of the current students.
The innovative magnet
school program and the door-to-door transportation provided without cost
to parents allows Bethune to draw from all ethnic communities in the Aldine
Independent School District.. While recognizing its cultural and economic
diversity, Bethune offers an experienced-based thematic curriculum that
accentuates academic rigor. Bethune is a Title I school that has extensive
problem-based curriculum, thematic field experiences and various business
and university partnerships.