Sam Houston Middle School has been the recipient of several GEF grants, but most recently for their Casting with the Colts program. This innovative program provides students with a unique learning experience. By partnering with the Science and Physical Education Departments, Sam Houston teachers are able to give instruction to promote a lifelong activity, as well as, provide an aquatic environment field study opportunity.
In the fall, Sam Houston students spend a week learning various fishing skills, techniques and background information to gain a basic understanding of fishing. In addition, this program gives students the opportunity to participate in before school, after school, Saturday tutoring programs, and off campus activities to increase academic performance.