“At Chinquapin, community is at the center of everything we do. Our students develop community in rigorous college preparatory classes by collaborating and learning from each other. Teachers eagerly support students in all areas of their lives throughout the day. We sustain and strengthen our community not only through academics, but also by contributing to daily chores, engaging in team sports, playing games in the dorms, and much more. When I was looking for a place to teach, I wanted a school where everybody was “all in” to learn and grow together. I found it. Chinquapin has become my home and my family.”

– Jordan Huynh, Mathematics teacher

“Chinquapin is a place where I became an educator who really listened to students’ and teachers’ perspectives of their day to day experiences. Our students understand the importance of education and strive to uphold the school’s mission to become productive, engaged citizens. Our teachers encourage students to have a voice and to critically think about their futures. I would not be the person I am today without the relationships that were built advocating for equity in educational opportunities. I am grateful to be part of the Chinquapin family.”

– Dorothy Scrutchin, Director

“In high school, I once researched the great educator Mary McLeod Bethune, whose motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve” is one of my personal interpretations of Quid Pro Quo. At Chinquapin, we all come together to learn and grow in community. We are all here to pursue academic excellence, to broaden our horizons, and to learn what it means to be a person of integrity and character. But the bigger purpose is to take all that we have learned back to our community, our world. We live out what we have learned in community service, work for justice in our world, and commitment to the people around us. The school day and life on campus are the training ground in which we develop the skills we need to learn and serve effectively. The challenge of being at Chinquapin, and I think what makes us so effective, it that since we all (teachers and students) live together in community on campus, this is something we must strive to embody 24/7, not just during the hours of a typical school day. It is harder, but it is also incredibly formative.”

– Sarah Yockey, English and Skills teacher


Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS


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2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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