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What We Do

 Our FREE Programs Are Here For Your Success.

We offer comprehensive services and a hands-on experience designed to empower students and pave the way for their success. Whether you're a high school student preparing for college, seeking a rewarding career through trade programs, or considering a path in the military, our dedicated programs are tailored to meet your unique needs.


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Trade Programs

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Tutoring & Academic Support

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Career Placement Assistance

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Earn a High School Diploma

College Prep

Get personalized college application assistance with the College Prep program. From FAFSA to SAT/ACT prep, we've got you covered. Our expert guidance on essays and financial aid will give you the assurance you need to succeed. Sign up now to start your college journey on the right foot! To help you achieve your goals, Next Step Academics offers a variety of services:


  • One-on-one counseling

  • Classroom presentations 

  • College planning workshops 

  • ACT registration fee waivers (up to 3 per student) 

  • Assistance with college and scholarship applications 

  • College application fee waivers/payments (up to 3 per student)

  • Help with completing and submitting the *Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Grant Seeking Assistance 

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Trade Programs

For those aspiring to a hands-on career, our Trade Programs help collect the needed documents and help you pass the entry test. Whether you're interested in becoming an electrician, pipefitter, plumber, or HVAC technician or exploring other skilled trades, Provide you with the practical skills and industry knowledge necessary to succeed.

Military Success

If your goal is to serve in the military, our Military Success program is designed to support your aspirations. We offer comprehensive test preparation for military entrance exams, helping you achieve high scores for optimal job placement. Additionally, our program includes specialized workout regimens to ensure you're physically prepared for the demands of military service.

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Tutoring & Academic Support

At Next Step Academics, we understand the importance of academic excellence. That's why we provide tutoring services and academic support to help you thrive in your educational journey. Our experienced tutors offer personalized assistance in various subjects, ensuring you have the academic knowledge and skills to excel.

Career Placement Assistance

Do you need help finding the right job? We can assist you with building your resume, preparing for interviews, and guiding you in networking—our nonprofit works with Houston-based businesses to provide the latest job openings. Contact us today to take the first step toward achieving your career goals.

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Earn Your High School Diploma with Smart Schools & Us!

Are you looking to complete your high school education? Look further than Smart Schools! Our fully online program allows you to earn your diploma on your schedule, with the support of a personal advisor. 

You have the flexibility to earn your diploma around your current schedule at an affordable price!

  • Fully online - no in-person classes to attend, you must have a computer to use

  • Flexible - set your own schedule

  • Personal Advisor - receive one-on-one support and attention to help you succeed

  • Your future starts now - choose a post-grad pathway with support for starting a career, obtaining a trade or career certificate, pursuing a college degree, and more

  • Wrap-around services available - from tutoring to access to support services and community resources, we’re here for you

  • Affordable Tuition - you can earn your diploma at an affordable monthly tuition rate.

Unlock Your Potential with Next Step Academics

No matter your educational or career aspirations, Next Step Academics guides you every step. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to your success and will provide the resources, support, and guidance you need to turn your dreams into reality. Take the next step towards a brighter future with Next Step Academics

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