Teen Boarding Schools in Texas
Texas, also called "The Lone Star State", is located in the south central region of the United States. It shares an international border with Mexico, particularly the Mexican States of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Chuhuahua and Tamaulipas. It's the second most extensive state in the country. Because it is an extensive state, it also has widely varied landscapes. Some parts resemble the geographic makeup of the southern region of the country, and some have the characteristics of the southwest regions.
Texas has one of the highest gross state product in the country. In 2010, it was ranked as the second highest in the US. Its gross state product is comparable to that of India. If ranked worldwide, the GSP of Texas would almost be at the top 10 in the global economy. Texas is second in the country in terms of the number of millionaires living in it. Texas is also considered to be one of the most business-friendly states in the US mainly because of its Texas Enterprise Fund. The fun was started in 2003 with the intent to attract business, assist business expansion, and create jobs. Texas is also the leading state in agricultural and energy production.
Texas has a very vibrant arts and culture scene. Its Houston Theatre District is considered second in the country in terms of the number of theatre seats in the area. Texas is known for its performing arts groups like the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, Houseton Grand Opera among many others. It also has a lot of notable museums like the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Museum of Arts, Kimbell Art Museum, and a lot more.
Texas is also known for its institutions of higher education. Some examples include the Rice University (considered one of the top 20 universities in the country), University of Houston, University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and many others.
Texas has more than 1,000 school districts. Most of these are independent school districts, which means that they have the power to impose tax on residents and they are separate from municipal government. There are also several Texas boarding schools and private schools. Private schools are not overseen by the Texas Education Agency. An example is The Brook Hill School which is a coeducational, Christian boarding school in Bullard, TX.