Summer@STH delivers a rich variety of engaging opportunities directed to developing lifelong learners and champions for life.

Our goal is to provide an experience which sparks curiosity and ignites passion while improving core skills through a wide range of fun yet challenging activities in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, in the computer lab or in the film room.

Each course in our summer curriculum is rooted in problem solving and critical thinking, an increasingly more valuable ability in the eyes of college admissions boards, as well as business and nonprofit leaders, at times considered more important than a particular undergraduate college degree path.

Summer@STH ... academic achievement, personal growth and cultural exploration.

SMARTS Study Skills Enrichment Course


St. Thomas is utilizing the most well­-researched study skills curriculum available, the SMARTS Executive Function Program,​ developed by Dr. Lynn Meltzer of the Research Institute for Learning and Development and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

SMARTS ...​ S​trategies, M​otivation, A​wareness, R​esilience, T​alents, S​uccess. This amazing resource is designed for all ability levels and identifies Executive Functioning strengths and challenges along with individual strategies for learning, as well as the why, where, when and how to use them.

Six major units of instruction are emphasized...including goal setting, flexible problem solving, organizing time and materials, accessing working memory, and self­-monitoring.

NOW is the time to seize the skills and strategies that will remove unnecessary stress from school work in high school and beyond. Discover and develop tools for time management, efficient note ­taking, textbook reading and tips for enhancing memory....along with streamlining your study habits to better complete assignments and improving your aptitude for recalling facts during exams. Give yourself an edge!

Cost is $210 per student. Co­ed.

Choose from seven sessions -
Session 1: June 19 - 23, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 2: June 26 - 30, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: July 10 - 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 4: July 10 - 14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5: July 17 - 21, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Session 6: July 24 - 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 7: July 24 - 28, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

STH Faculty: Rod Takacs, Dean of Students, Legal Studies

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Debate Camp / July 24 - 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This rewarding one-week camp with a focus on Public Forum Debate is designed by acclaimed college preparatory faculty members to give beginners entering grades 6 - 12 an introduction to basic oratory skills such as pacing, articulation and body language, all fundamental elements to deliver speeches and debate clearly, concisely and persuasively.

All students are instructed with effective debate strategies rooted in logic and critical thinking, research and analysis, leadership and teamwork, rebuttals and summary.

The goal is for all campers take ownership of their intellectual development, learn to read an audience and use creativity to persuade, as well as better express thoughts in academic work and college applications.

St. Thomas in collaborating with St. Agnes Academy have assembled a team of renown instructors with deep expertise who have mentored award-winning results from the National Forensics League, Texas Forensics Association, National Speech and Debate Association, Tournament of Champions and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

There’s no debate - gaining a greater command as a public speaker and the power of debate are increasingly valuable strengths for life-long success. Let’s get started!

Cost is $235 per camper, camp t-shirt included. Co-ed.

Students may bring their own lunch or prepay $50 for a prepared lunch for the week at time of online registration

STH Faculty: Darrell Yarbrough, English Department, Speech & Forensics Team Director

St. Agnes Faculty: Kate Wright, Communications Chair, Speech & Forensics Sponsor

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Theater Performance Camp​ / June 19 - 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (weekdays only)

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Have a sense of humor, like to make others laugh or cry? Do you have what it takes to command the stage or become the next big star?​​​

Our Theater Performance Camp can help aspiring young actors and musical theater performers spark a curiosity or reach their dreams. Students entering grades 6­-12 will collaborate with STH Theater Director Dan Green who owns more than twenty years experience leading acclaimed STH productions, including recent performances of West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Macbeth, Treasure Island, Fiddle on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, The Mouse That Roared and George Washington Slept Here. The nine­-day highly orchestrated workshop focuses on having fun while stretching the performing talents of artists of all levels culminating in an exciting summer showcase. Limited spaces are available so register early!​​

Cost is $360 per camper. Camp T-­shirt included. Co­ed.​​​

STH Faculty: Dan Green, English Department, Drama Director

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STH Film Camp/ June 5 - 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.​​

Lights, camera, action ... and you! Creative? Ambitious? Curious to try something exciting? Discover a hidden talent at the STH Film Camp while taking part in the creative process and appreciating the collaborative nature of the film medium.​​

Our film camp is designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects and gain a valuable thorough understanding of all aspects of filmmaking.​

Participants are grouped and divided into crews in this week-long workshop and learn to write, shoot, light and edit an original masterpiece. Each student is provided the opportunity to play a valuable role in the production of a film while receiving the hands-on instruction needed to perfect their craft ... all culminating with a film festival that recognizes your accomplishments.​

Cost is $210 per student. Camp is for students entering 9th-12th grades. Coed. ​​

STH Faculty: Dan Green, English Department, Drama Director

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Your Career Roadmap: Exploring Best Fit Majors / Future Careers

June 19 - 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Did you know that exploring possible college majors and careers begins with exploring your own personality, interests and values? This two-day intensive, interactive workshop will include:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment - Understanding your unique personality type will help in finding work activities, work environments and jobs that are a strong fit and lead to higher career satisfaction.

iStart Strong interest inventory - Through identification of your top interest areas, you will learn what types of jobs and work environments are most motivating and interesting to you.

Work values assessment - Values are qualities considered to be the most important guiding principles that help set priorities in your career and life. They are thought to provide a compass for setting goals and making decisions.

Career goal planning - Students will learn how to research college majors and careers, including using online resources and informational interviewing.

At the end of this workshop, students should have a strong understanding of their personality type, career interests, and work values, and be able to evaluate college majors and career possibilities based on this self-knowledge. They will walk away with official MBTI and iStart Strong reports, a list of career and college major exploration resources, and sample career “roadmaps.”

Workshop facilitator is a qualified MBTI and Strong practitioner, with 8+ years’ experience working with these assessments with both high school and college students. The MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory are widely used by colleges, universities, and private career counselors in guiding individuals in the career exploration process.

Workshop is for students entering 10th - 12th grades. Coed.
Cost: $185 per student (includes cost of assessments)

Facilitator: Shelley Richard, LPC

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More information coming soon
Credit Recovery
  • Only for students who have failed a high school course during a semester of the past school year and have to retake the semester course to recover the credit.
  • If a full year of credit recovery is required in Math or Science, you must register for the first semester of the course in the June session  and the second semester of the course during the July session.
  • All students must be present on the 1st day of class and write the final exam on the day assigned.
  • Attendance to all classes is required. Any student missing more than 2 days of class in the three week period will receive a failing grade in the course and will be withdrawn without refund. Tardy three (3) times to class will equal one day’s absence. Class begins promptly at designated times.
  • All needed materials provided except students will need to bring their own ear buds.

Session 1 – June 5 – June 23• Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
English: I, II, III, IV
Spanish: I, II
Latin: I, II

11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Theology: I, II, III
Social Studies: World History, US History, US Government

Session 2 – July 5 – July 25, Monday - Friday (off July 4 & 5)
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mathematics: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

***Please note you will make your specific course selection during registration
Cost TBD. Open to students from Houston area Catholic High Schools. Coed.