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ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Accredited by AdvancED / Cognia
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Houston Association of Independent Schools
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • International Dyslexia Association–Houston Branch
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
  • National Association of Private Special Education Centers
  • Special Schools Coalition of Greater Houston

 

COLLABORATIONS

Alley Theatre
Teaching artists from the Alley THeatre collaborate with Briarwood teachers to provide unique classroom experiences for high school students to develop comprehension, analytical creative writing and performance skills.
 
Houston Baptist University/The University of St. Thomas
To promote awareness and understanding of dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, a panel of Junior and Senior students at Briarwood serve on a film committee that presents a film, ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’ to both undergraduate and graduate level classes at Houston Baptist University and The University of St. Thomas. Following the film, the Student Film Committee serves as a panel of experts on dyslexia and other language-based learning differences by sharing their educational journeys with the college students.
 
Houston Community College
For many years, The Briarwood School has served as a site for students from HCC to receive observation hours that are required through their college program. HCC students may receive up to sixteen observation hours at Briarwood.
 
Texas A & M University/The University of St. Thomas
Texas A & M University and The University of St. Thomas have selected Briarwood as a site for their general and special education students to complete their student teaching prior to their college graduation. Student teachers from both universities are mentored by Briarwood teachers and have opportunities to work closely with Briarwood students.

COLLABORATIONS

Neuhaus Education Center, Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association and The Briarwood School
NEC, HBIDA and The Briarwood School annually sponsor a panel of college students who present with learning differences. The panelists share their journeys throughout their high school years and the transition year into college. Panelists then answer questions posed by the audience.
 
The Frostig Center, Pasadena, California
The Briarwood School incorporated into its program The Frostig Center’s SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES for individuals with learning differences following collaborative efforts of Roberta Goldberg, Ph.D., a lead researcher, and Briarwood. The Frostig Center conducted research for over twenty years in an attempt to identify factors that predict successful life outcomes. Following the research, The Frostig Center’s findings yielded SIX SUCCESS ATTRIBUTES: SELF AWARENESS, PROACTIVITY, PERSEVERANCE, GOAL-SETTING, PRESENCE AND USE OF SUPPORT SYSTEMS, and EMOTIONAL COPING STRATEGIES.
 
Camp For All
Provides Tuttle School students the opportunity to participate in an annual summer camp experience with no barriers and universal programming in a beautiful hill country setting.
 
No Place for Hate®
Briarwood has been designated as a No Place for Hate® school through the Anti-Defamation League, promoting an inclusive and respectful school climate where all students feel valued.
 

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