Shotwell Academy is a middle school with an enrollment of more than 1,000 students in grades seven and eight. Its core curriculum includes mathematics, language arts, humanities and science. The academy also offers elective courses in music, industrial technology and theater arts. Its humanities program offers information on American history. Shotwell Academy's language arts classes focus on reading and writing skills. Its International Baccalaureate program offers a framework of academic challenges and life skills for students in the age group of 11 to 16. The academy s environmental classes help students in understanding the relationships between individuals, communities, equipment, materials, products and nature. The academy additionally operates various extracurricular clubs and groups. Located in Houston, Shotwell Academy has been providing education services for over 20 years.