The Lycée International de Houston is committed to provide support to students that enables them to achieve greater academic success. This help can be provided in study hall or through academic tutoring, French, or English language support for non-native speakers. The structured Study Hall, which is part of our Learning Support, is designed to help students use their time at school completing homework and studying for tests. A French or English teacher will help tutor, organize assignments, and ensure students use this time productively. This greatly reduces the amount of work that needs to be completed at home and provides students with additional help when needed.

The Lycée International de Houston is an inclusive school offering an education to students with a wide range of learning differences and individual needs including, those with specific learning difficulties and differences and those who are highly achieving or gifted and talented and require challenge and enrichment.
Our commitment to know each child well, our years of experience, and our breadth and depth of program, we are ideally suited to challenge a range of capable, creative students, including those ready to move quickly through our curriculum and those who require support. We want all of our students to feel success and be recognized for achievement. Extra help is a standard part of our daily schedule, and we provide all students with explicit practice in study skills. The goal of our learning support is to provide additional strategies to students with learning differences while integrating them into our standard program. Some learners demonstrate the potential to learn more quickly and achieve at higher levels than their peers at any given time. We ensure these highly achieving students are recognized, engaged, and challenged accordingly.

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At the Lycée International de Houston, we value and appreciate the unique talents and perspectives of our student population. We know our learners and recognize that students may require accommodations and specialized academic support to access the curriculum and reach their full potential.

  • We work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, and staff to ensure each student’s needs are met in an equitable and inclusive manner.
  • Our faculty provides students with engaging, rigorous, and relevant learning opportunities that allow students to pursue their passions, develop their talents, and learn skills that prepare them for the future.
  • LIH strives to serve our student population while recognizing the need to balance an equitable approach to all learners.
  • LIH embraces the essential teamwork between families and school in an environment that is grounded in sharing, transparency, and communication.

Our first priority is to connect with you to learn about your child and how we might work together to ensure a positive start to their academic journey at the Lycée International de Houston.

Learning support is the provision of assistance and resources to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and skills

General Consideration

A student may be considered in need of support if his/her progress is affected by any combination of the following:

  • Specific learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia ).
  • General learning difficulties (e.g., attention or comprehension).
  • Social or emotional difficulties.
  • Underachievement of a student that does not progress adequately compared to peers.
  • Several changes of school leading to gaps in general education, and
  • Students that have been retained during the current school year.
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Preparation Language Programs

Non-French-speaking and non-English-speaking students are welcome, thanks to special Lycée International de Houston’s program offerings:

  • In maternelle/preschool, no existing French or English skills are necessary.
  • In Grades 1st to 8th, non-French-speaking students are welcome to enroll, and will receive intensive French language enrichment (FLE). These small, language-focused classes help prepare students to successfully join a bilingual classroom.
  • Non-English-speaking Francophone students are welcome to enroll in all grades and will receive intensive English language enrichment (IEP). These small, language-focused classes help prepare students to successfully join a bilingual classroom.
  • In high school, students have the choice between an English-based IB program and a French-based Bac program.
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Gifted and Talented Students

The Lycée International de Houston recognizes the special needs of students who are gifted and talented and is committed to providing for their needs within the daily activities of the school. Such needs are not defined in this document. However, in identifying, acknowledging, and supporting these needs the school and its team work closely with students, their parents.

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