Community Schools

The Woodlands Township prepares to Walk to School

The Woodlands

The beginning of another school year means that the annual Walk to School program is coming soon! The theme for 2011 is Hike it! Bike it! I like it!

To get ready, check out Walk to School on The Woodlands Township website including:

• Detailed maps to explore route options for walking or biking within your school zone, including where crossing guards are posted.

• Walk and Bike Tips to encourage safe habits.

• Parent survey to facilitate walk groups from neighborhoods feeding each K-4, K-6 and 5-6 campus.

• Public forum information regarding Safe Routes to School, which will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011, at The Woodlands High School.

International Walk to School activities coordinated by The Woodlands Township in partnership with local schools will occur between Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and Friday, October 21, 2011.

Eleven Woodlands schools have signed up to host Walk to School days:
• Tuesday, October 4, 2011: Galatas Elementary
• Wednesday, October 5, 2011: Deretchin K-6
• Thursday, October 6, 2011: Ride Elementary, Glen Loch Elementary
• Friday, October 7, 2011: Bush Elementary, Buckalew Elementary, Lamar Elementary
• Thursday, October 13, 2011: Powell Elementary, Hailey Elementary
• Friday, October 14, 2011: Tough K-6
• Friday, October 21, 2011: Creekside Forest Elementary

For more information about Walk to School, please contact The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3900. For more information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit

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Community Schools

Prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Offered at The Woodlands Cunae International School

Cunae International

Cunae International School has recently been granted accreditation to offer the world’s leading and most sought-after program, The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

The IB Diploma program is a two-year curriculum, offered to students between the ages of 16 and 19, which has the recognition and respect of leading local and world universities. Universities consider IB students to be the most prepared to handle and succeed in higher education due to both enhanced creative and critical thinking skills that are developed by the program. The IB Diploma also challenges students to further develop their capacity to question, research, problem solve, communicate and collaborate at a collegiate level.

As the only school in The Woodlands and surrounding area to offer the IB Diploma, this is also a coup for the local community. Within weeks of its announcement, Cunae has already begun to attract the interest from families from abroad who are familiar with the program and who seek a high standard of education for their children. This demand will also be heightened by global companies moving to the area.

The program, although rigorous, is open to any student who is motivated and willing to challenge themselves. In order for students to be fully prepared to undertake this program, they are encouraged to enroll at the onset of year 7. For more information about the IB Diploma program, visit

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Community Schools

The Woodlands College Park High School Named One of the Best in the Nation

the woodlands high school college park
The Woodlands College Park High School, part of the Conroe ISD, has been ranked #280 among the nation’s 1,480 “Top Public High Schools” in an article recently published in Newsweek. The public schools were ranked according to a ratio devised by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. It includes the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school, divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000 and they are in the top 6 percent of public schools measured this way. College Park had 605 graduates this year who too k roughly 1,600 AP exams, according to Principal Mark Murrell.

For more information about Conroe ISD schools in The Woodlands, visit
Source: TWDC