Harris County Department of Education breaks ground on new Academic and Behavior School campus in southwest Houston

Harris County Department of Education officials break ground on Academic and Behavior School West.

Harris County Department of Education officials break ground on Academic and Behavior School West.

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Officials with the Harris County Department of Education will gather for a groundbreaking ceremony April 3 at the new Academic and Behavior School West site, 12772 Medfield Drive, Houston. The facility will be relocated from 7800 Westglen Drive, Houston, to the 47,970-square-foot facility in southwest Houston, according to a press release.

The new campus will feature 28 classrooms, a gated outdoor walking trail, a courtyard with an outdoor basketball court, a domestic lab for life skills students and a strict security system, officials said.

The school originally opened in 1998 to serve students across the Greater Houston area with intellectual or developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. In 2017-18, the school served 180 students from 17 area districts.

School districts can contract with HCDE to provide student services at the west or east Houston campus. State-aligned curriculum teaching life skills and behavior management meets students’ needs through small class sizes, according to HCDE.

713-339-9411. www.hcde-texas.org/schools/west
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