Student Life


Field Trips

As a Texas Academy student, you will have unique opportunities to enjoy cultural field trips to the opera, ballet, and the theatre, along with regional events that spark student interest, such as a particular exhibit at a Houston museum or exploring another culture at a regional fair.

Social Activities

Texas Academy's active social calendar features dances, dinners, picnics, retreats, prom, films, and even shopping trips. You may also participate in Texas Academy organizations, such as student government, journalism, literary journal, yearbook, social justice, and Junior State of America (JSA).

Texas Academy students also enjoy access to the complete offerings of a major university—seminars, distinguished lecturers, forums in the fine arts and the humanities, research and lab facilities, professional societies, and mentors.  Students enjoy a full calendar of cultural and social events that include recitals, concerts, plays, cultural celebrations, Homecoming, research conferences, and sports events. Texas Academy students may participate fully in Lamar University campus activities (except Greek Life), through campus-wide student organizations and by applying to participate in Student Government Association, university newspaper, band, dance, theatre, LU Ambassador Program, and other student leadership opportunities.

The Academy’s focus on the humanities, STEAM, and liberal arts is diverse and designed to develop positive self-image, self-confidence, and beneficial social skills. Students are expected to dress and behave appropriately for events. Failure to comply may result in suspension of privileges.


Residence Life

The Texas Academy community is a close-knit group of likeminded students who will help you form close bonds with your fellow classmates living on campus.

Our resident Texas Academy students will live in the fully secured Texas Academy section of the gated Cardinal Village Morris Hall complex, which features ample security measures for minor residents. For details on what to expect from campus life, visit our residence life pages.

Students may also live at home while attending the Academy if they live within 30 miles of the Lamar University campus.