STAAR & Test Prep

Community Workshop

November 29th, 2017
All Explore Horizons Locations – Free to Attend

Join Explore Horizons as we prepare you and your child for the STAAR tests. Our enrichment and tutoring centers are offering a unique opportunity for local parents to find out more about the test and the ways in which we can help you support them in the up-coming months.

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Register for our free community workshop


STAAR Workshop for kids

With the proper preparation, every student can approach the STAAR tests with confidence.


STAAR Test Taking Workshop, Grades 3-8

During this introductory workshop, we will be going over test taking strategies. Our goals are to

  • Reduce stress about the upcoming STAAR Tests through the introduction of useful new study skills
  • Improve time management
  • Encourage attention to detail
  • Practice relaxation techniques for before, during, and after the STAAR test.


Personalized Sessions for Families, Grades Pre-K – 8

If you would prefer to schedule a more personalized session to discuss your child’s needs in more detail, this community event is the perfect opportunity for you to visit the center and see how Explore can unlock your child’s potential.



Whether your child is struggling in math or is a high performer, our workshop problems foster creative thinking and team-building.

Young Mathematicians’ Awards Workshop, Grades 3-8

This dynamic workshop will challenge your child with strategies for problem solving success, including:

  • Successful Development of a Systematic Approach
  • Ability to get to the Root of a Problem
  • Clear Presentation of Mathematical Findings
  • Effective Team Communication

The challenges in this workshop were developed by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and problems like these appear in our annual Young Mathematicians’ Awards competition. Designed as low-entry, high-ceiling problems, this workshop is ideal for inspiring a love a math in any student.

workshops for parents

Together, we work through strategies and best practices so that test day has no surprises.

STAAR Parent Seminar

We will be giving parents a one of a kind insight on all things STAAR related. In this workshop parents can expect the following:

  • STAAR Test logistics
  • 2018 STAAR Test changes
  • Examples of last year’s STAAR exams
  • Opportunity to ask any questions regarding STAAR or TEKS
  • All attendees are entered into a raffle to win a month of free tutoring at Explore Horizons!
  • Explore our TEKS-aligned curriculum tools firsthand
  • Refreshments
*No need to plan childcare- all members of the family are welcome to attend.

Personalized Sessions for Families, Grades Pre-K – 8

This is our opportunity to get to know your child’s specific needs in a personalized way. Your in-person assessment lasts an hour and is a great opportunity for your family to experience Explore Horizons, meet our tutors, see the benefits, and discover how exciting math and language arts can be! Parents walk away from these sessions with a clear picture of where their children stand in the whole spectrum of academic skill areas. Come along to one or more of our sessions, and make this the year that your child becomes a fearless test taker.
Register for free community workshop

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How do we support STAAR Curriculum year-round?

We know that STAAR and test times can be stressful for students and parents; but do not worry, we are here to help families all year round! Our members know that STAAR test preparation is essential for ensuring future academic success, however we don’t want your child’s only learning goal for the year to be passing these tests.  That’s why, year-round, our personalized TEKS-aligned curriculum supports students with the skills required to be successful in the STAAR tests. We are also the only tutoring center to offer a stress-free, effective, and totally-Texas focused preparation course which is free for all members and runs from January to April. Alongside our focused STAAR support, our mission is to create fearless learners in all areas of math, reading, and writing. Our unique learning environment provides a whole range of curriculum to challenge and inspire your child with skills that go beyond the test.

For more information about our approach, click here.


What is the community saying about Explore Horizons?

Explore Horizons are the best learning centers in the DFW metroplex by far. My son was not working at his grade level before he started. He was also struggling to pass a private school exam to get admitted. The managers and tutors from the Garland location are the best!! They helped him so much that he is now working at grade level. Not only that, but he passed the exam with the help of the Explore Horizons team! Thank you so much you guys!! I totally recommend it to everyone..what are you waiting for? Get your free trial today! 🙂

Mr Rashid – Garland Dad

Explore Horizons is the best!!! I’ve seen so much growth in my boys. The people here are amazing!!! Look no further if you want to give your children the educational advantage.

Marcus Richard

My son was not that good at reading, but with only a few classes at Explore Horizons,  he was able to achieve  “Commended” in his staar test.

Minaz Cell – Colleyville mom

We believe all families should have access to the resources they need for their child to succeed.

That’s why we offer our Community Open Days to give families free resources. Come see us on November 29th at a center near you:

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