New Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have a roommate?


Who will my roommate be?

The head residents choose roommates and try to make compatible connections.

What will my course schedule look like?

Mrs. Smithely will help you choose your schedule based on what you have taken and what you need to graduate. 

Where will I get books for class?

Teachers will hand out books for each class. There is no extra charge for text books.


Enrolling both day students and boarding students, Houghton Academy offers a diverse student body. Each year, students arrive here from around the world, bring with them a rich cultural mosaic unavailable anywhere else in Allegany County.

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