Our Accreditation and Affiliations

Abercrombie Academy is accredited through the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS). Since 1988, TAAPS' mission seeks to accredit private schools who meet the standards of the association and continue to maintain the quality of education as expected by TAAPS.

Read here for more information on TAAPS.

 

Our students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are taught concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as STEM education is becoming a national priority. 

In an ever-growing and competitive global workplace, a well-educated STEM-focused workforce is crucial to our nation’s future, particularly in the fields of science and technology. 

Abercrombie Academy utilizes a comprehensive online science program called STEMscopes™ that was developed by Rice University. 

STEMscopes™  provides hands-on inquiry activities, assessments, problem-based-learning, intervention tools, acceleration materials, and teacher support resources.  Our program is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and meets the rigor and depth of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) assessment.


   

Since 1980, the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) has recognized, challenged, and engaged nearly 2.5 million youth who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Each year, through the talent search, thousands of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in the United States are identified based on standardized test scores, provided with academic enrichment benefits and invited to take an optional above-grade level EXPLORE test designed for eighth grade students as a way to evaluate their academic abilities. 

Last year, 26,000 academically talented elementary school students accepted the invitation to participate in the 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. Talent Search Manager Judith Elsey says, "Qualifying is commendable and an honor. We are pleased to welcome and look forward to inspiring these students to reach their full academic potential in elementary school and beyond.” 

In 2014, 75% percent of Abercrombie 4th graders qualified for this prestigious program because of their achievement on the IOWA Test.

In addition, Duke TIP provides all 4th-6th Grade Talent Search participants with on-line benefits designed for gifted students, can join a book club for advanced students, receive special publications, can access nationally recognized educational programs, and are provided with research and other information to help their families learn more about the needs of academically talented students and the opportunities open to them. 

For more on the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search Grade Talent Search, visit www.tip.duke.edu/456gts

About Duke TIP: The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, 

Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools for the development of the students’ optimal educational potential.

We embrace out cultural diversity at Abercrombie, and are a proud "No Place For Hate" school through the Antii-Defamation League.


 

PSIA is an academic competition offering District and then State Competitions each year. Our students were very successful and active in the organization for several years. Abercrombie proudly won 1st Place in State in 2004.

Events available for different grade levels in elementary include Art Memory, Dictionary, Listening, Maps & Graphs, Mathematics, Music Memory, Number Sense, Spelling and Vocabulary. 

District meets are held in February and March. State competition is at TCU in Fort Worth in April or May.

Teacher and Parent Coaches assist in preparing the students for these competitions.

HAISLN is an organization of librarians from independent schools in the Houston, Texas area. Each year members collaborate on recommended reading lists for students. Lists include the latest literature as well as classics, and they are updated annually.