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Drop-off Centers for Virtual School Help

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School is starting online all around Houston and parents like us are struggling to figure out how to help our kids and still have time for the rest of our duties.

One option is to get together with a few other families to form a POD and hire an instructor to supervise and help our kids (we can help you with this – see here).

Unfortunately the above does not work for everyone. Another option is to take our kids to a learning center (micro-school or drop-off school pod) where they form small groups of kids and provide supervision and help with their online school programs.

Below we compiled a list of centers all around Houston who offer this service. Of course, they need to take our kids safety seriously, so we’ve asked them to provide info on their COVID-19 procedures. Make sure you inquire about the details and that their procedures match your family’s precaution level.

If you’re a center providing help with online schooling, fill this form to be added to this page (it’s free).

List of drop-off centers

(Greater Houston Area only)


SMART Core Labs (Pearland)

  • Address: 2809 Miller Ranch Rd, Pearland, TX
  • Email: houston@smartcorelabs.com
  • Phone: 832-736-5691
  • Website link
  • Start date:
  • Grades: K – 12
  • Maximum kids per pod: 8
  • Hours: 7am-6pm including after school
  • Price per child: $150+ per week ($20 early drop-off, $40 late pick-up)
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), On-site afterschool, Virtual afterschool

>>> Watch this video to learn more about our program!

Learning pod, virtual class supervision and help from our teachers. What we will provide:

  • ​Staff (Learning Coach) to answer questions & help with assignments
  • Some who will fulfill the Parent Expectations and Agreements
  • A computer for each student (iPads will not be available)
  • Individual work station for each student 
  • During break times:
    • STEM Enrichment
    • Virtual Reality
    • Robotics
    • Games
    • & FUN!
  • Basic school supplies: pencil, paper, art supplies
  • Access to a printer

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Read our detailed COVID-19 safety procedures here.


Monart School of Art (Bellaire & Pearland)

Monart is here to help you facilitate your child’s educational progress and success. We are hosting Learning Pods at both our Bellaire and Pearland locations to provide your child with a safe, socially distanced, and monitored learning atmosphere. Each child receives their own table, computer, and supplies. Our schedule is catered to our student’s school schedule. We will be opening our doors as early as 7:15 AM and will end our learning pods at 4:00 PM with extended care options until 6:30 PM

Each Learning Pod has a dedicated teacher that will make sure your child signs into their class on time and completes their courses. We will make sure that all of your school requirements are fulfilled, we want to give you the ability to go to work without worrying about what your child is doing during the school day. Our goal is synchronous learning.

Our price includes all the materials necessary for synchronous learning, a hot lunch, monitored supervision, outdoor exercise, and a safe, socially distanced space for your child. If you are interested in being apart of our Learning Pods, send us an email!

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

All students must wear mask regardless of age. Student’s temperature will be taken before a student is allowed inside their classroom, any signs of sickness and the student will be turned away. Signs of sickness include a high temperature, excessive coughing, excessive sneezing, complaints of nausea, headaches, cold sweats, vomiting, and more. Every student will work at their own table, receive their own computer, and their own supplies. Only students and staff will be allowed beyond the lobby to minimize foot traffic throughout the school. Hand sanitizing stations will be available in every classroom and students will be required to wash their hands before and after they eat their snacks and lunch.

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Rashard Lewis Academy (Cypress)

Register your child for a day of supervision and support while completing the CFISD on-line learning option. Bring your own device. Sports & Fitness provided on breaks and after-school.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

We have safety protocols in place. Call us for more info.

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Kiddie Academy of Longenbaugh Cypress

  • Address: 17909 Longenbaugh Rd. Cypress Texas 77433
  • Email: longenbaughcypress@kiddieacademy.net
  • Phone: 281-815-0522
  • Website link
  • Start date:
  • Grades or Ages:
  • Maximum kids per pod: 6
  • Hours: 6:30am to 6:30p
  • Price per child per week: $200
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), On-site afterschool, Virtual help with school work, Meals
  • We pick up from: (when school in session) Hoover elementary, Andre, Postma, Jowell,

Virtual classroom assistance . Educational child care. Before and after school care and activities. Transportation

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Temperature checks on entry. No entry to anyone except staff and students. Masks for teachers and children over 10 years. Individual serving of food. Small groups and same groups maintained. Daily laundering of soft toys and linen. Frequent sanitizing.

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Code Ninjas SW (Sugar Land – Richmond)

  • Address: multiple locations:
    • Riverstone, Sugar Land (18318 University Blvd. Sugar Land)
    • Greatwood/Riverpark, Sugar Land (17101 Grand Pkwy S. Sugar Land)
    • Aliana, Richmond (10223 Grand Pkwy S. Richmond)
  • Email: RiverstoneSugarLandTX@codeninjas.com
  • Phone: 281-456-3010
  • Website link
  • Start date:
  • Grades or Ages:
  • Maximum kids per pod:
  • Hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM (Middle School Children can stay until 4:10PM)
  • Price per child per week: $335 (see website for fewer days/week)
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), Coding classes

WE ARE OFFICIALLY AN FBISD LEARNING CENTER: Created in alignment with local schools’ synchronous and asynchronous online school schedules, Code Ninjas BOOST Program provides a school-like safe environment that supports students. We provide parents the freedom to focus on their work. Added bonus; Individual laptops, STEM enrichment & one free week to Essential Workers’ child.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Safety protocols are in place. Call for details.

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Code Ninjas League City

Code Ninjas League City is offering a new program to help our parents and community. Let us be the Learning Partner and Tech Support as your children navigate the Remote Learning from their school. We have the space, the equipment, and the Wi-Fi. Designed with STEM + Art (STEAM) and some P.E. activities interwoven through the day, just pack snacks, a lunch, and a headset/mic; we will do the rest!

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

The desks, equipment, and center is sanitized. Students 10 and older will wear masks and have their temperature taken upon arrival. Socially-distanced desks will allow us to give you an interactive social experience with limited exposure

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The Artistic Realm of Talentz – The ARTZ (The Heights)

  • Address: 1824 Spring St #124, Houston, TX 77007
  • Email: theartzinfo@gmail.com
  • Phone: 281-972-9147
  • Website link
  • Start date: Sept. 8
  • Grades or Ages: K – 8th grade
  • Maximum kids per pod: 10
  • Hours: 7:00AM – 3:30 PM
  • Price per child per week: $275 per week, $80 drop-in rate
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), dance and aerial classes
  • We pick up from: schools within 5 miles of our address (for after-school)

The Artz + Academy will offer structured class time, circus games, aerial fitness, arts and more for elementary and middle schoolers. With our program, kids will have access to high speed internet, socially distanced space to complete their work and plenty of fun activities to keep them busy when they are not required to be logged on.

​Aides will be on hand to help any student who needs additional assistance with work outside their live sessions. All students need to bring a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.

Once their session has ended there will be circus games, aerial training, and arts activities to keep them active!

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • All students must wash or sanitize their hands when they enter the space. No students will be allowed to enter without sanitizing.
  • Every student will have their temperature checked twice per day, upon arrival and after lunch time.
  • There will be no sharing of fabrics, or any other apparatus. After each use, fabrics will be removed and cleaned. All other apparatus will be cleaned as well.
  • Students ages 10+ will be required to wear face masks. Masks are required to be worn during break periods i.e in the morning during arrival and afternoon
  • All commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized every 30 mins.  
  • Doors will remain open to reduce the need to touch, allowing for a foot to be used to nudge it open.

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Samson Home School Academy (The Heights)

  • Address: 1703 Heights Blvd, Houston TX 77008
  • Email: info@samsonacademy.com
  • Phone: 713-880-5565
  • Website link
  • Start date: September 8
  • Grades or Ages: K – 4th grade
  • Maximum kids per pod: 6
  • Hours: 9 am to 3 p.m.
  • Price per child per week: $330
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), in-person instruction in micro-groups (max 6 kids)

Samson Academy offers individual attention in in-person micro-classes. We offer instruction in a full academic program that meets State of Texas education requirements for Kinder through Grade 4, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. We also offer supervision of children with virtual enrollment. Once their online commitment is met, these students join the activities of Samson Academy.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Temperature checks, no parents in building, handwashing, desk shields, face shields/masks, frequent disinfection, each class is a POD, separate lunchroom, outdoor activities.

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H-Town Elite Gymnastics (The Heights)

  • Address: 700 W 6th Houston, TX 77007
  • Email: eventdirector@htownelite.com
  • Phone: 713-955-5427
  • Website link
  • Start date: August 17
  • Ages: 3 to 12 year olds
  • Maximum kids per pod: 9
  • Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Price per child per week: $250 Full Day (8am – 5pm) | $195 Half Day (8am – 12:30pm; 12:30pm – 5pm)
  • Services: On-Site Supervision from 8AM-5PM with Gymnastics Instruction after Online Classes are done.

StudyHall+ is a safe and quiet environment for your child’s online education, plus a fun day of gymnastics lessons and activities. Our fantastic staff are here to assist participants with attendance, technological needs*, and remote learning**. Once school is done, participants will enjoy gymnastics, sport fitness and fun activities with our amazing H-Town Elite gymnastics instructors!

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Social distancing and safety protocols, including sanitized study areas, increased hand washing, temperature checks and disinfecting upon arrival

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iKids Inc. (Greenway Plaza)

  • Address: 3701 W Alabama Street
  • Email: info@ikidsinc.com
  • Phone: 713-665-5200
  • Website link
  • Start date: Sept 8
  • Grades: PreK- 5th Grade
  • Maximum kids per pod: 5
  • Hours: 7:30 am to 6 pm
  • Price per child per week: $300 for 5 days | $240 for 4 days
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), On-site afterschool, At home Learning Pods

We offer both Center learning pods (enrichment class included) and Home learning pods (enrichment class is extra) where we send an instructor to your home. Contact us for more pricing options.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Covid Compliant trained from the state, masks, social distancing, following full CDC regulations.

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ASEC (Galleria Mall)

AIM Program – The Ice at the Galleria Houston makes the most of your child’s day by offering on and off ice active learning opportunities designed to attract and expand young minds and physical well-being. Ice at the Galleria gives your child the opportunity to engage in dynamic play and collaborate on fun projects. Our program supports an academic environment that fosters health and wellness, instills positive social exercise and learning. Ice at the Galleria creates opportunities for children to belong and connect.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

We are committed to keeping our participants and staff safe and healthy and have implemented rigorous protocols and maintain best practices for all safety measures.

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Texas Rock Gym (Spring Branch)

  • Address: 1526 Campbell Rd, Houston TX 77055
  • Email: roger@texasrockgym.com
  • Phone: 713-973-7625
  • Website link
  • Start date: Sep. 1st
  • Grades or Ages: 7 to 17 years old
  • Maximum kids per pod: 10
  • Hours: 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm
  • Price per child per week: Variable, based on # of sessions.
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), Monitored study area, Indoor climbing, and other activities.

Monitored study area, Indoor climbing, and other activities.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Masks required, temperatures taken at entry, desk dividers, hand sanitizers, etc.

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Code Ninjas Memorial City

In addition to the learning PODs we offer flexible STEM activities on virtual school days.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Mask/face covering and/or face shield requirement for everyone. Rigid cleaning after use of classroom equipment. Cleaning breaks in the middle of extended sessions. Hand sanitizing stations.

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Code Ninjas West Katy

We have created the perfect program for your child to do their virtual learning with us! Our high-tech and STEM driven framework provides a distraction-free, school-like environment.

Our team will provide the structure and set schedule your child needs to complete their schoolwork and to thrive in this new way of learning. In addition to assisting your child with their virtual schoolwork, we will teach your child new and exciting skills in the world of STEM. Your child will get to interact, collaborate, and tackle team projects in a safe, clean, and sanitized learning space.

We have the tools to make all this happen, which include individual laptops for each child, reliable high-speed WIFI, printers, tablets & more.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

The following policies and procedures are non-negotiable and will be enforced on a daily basis.

  • We request students and parents to follow the social distancing guidelines of 6 feet distance
  • All Code Ninjas staff will be required to wear masks for the duration of the day.
  • Temperature checks will be enforced for all staff and students prior to entering the dojo.
  • Anyone demonstrating signs of illness or fatigue will be sent home until such symptoms subside.
  • Students will be required to wear masks or face shields when they are at the center.
  • Each Ninja will use a separate laptop and mouse, and we will sanitize the equipment after each use.
  • Hand sanitizer and soap will be available for students to use.

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Cho’s TaeKwonDo Academy (The Woodlands)

  • Address: 27326 Robinson Rd #120, Oak Ridge North, TX 77385
  • Email: chotkd1@gmail.com
  • Phone: 281-367-0101
  • Website link
  • Start date:
  • Grades or Ages:
  • Maximum kids per pod: 20
  • Hours: 8am to 3pm, extended 7am to 5pm
  • Price per child per week: $150
  • Services: On-site supervision or help with online school (day-time), On-site afterschool, On-site TaeKwonDo classes

1) We provide all day care & monitored online classes for students with their respective schools. (must bring own ipad, phone, or laptop.)
2) Includes one TaeKwonDo class per day. (Forms, Self-Defense & Sparring)
3) Engaging Spanish, Math, Art & activities (Sports, educational games & media.)

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Sanitize before, during & after. Temperature check to enter. Clean and sanitized facility every day. No physical contact allowed between kids.

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Code Ninjas Magnolia

On-site supervision, On-site afterschool. We have created the perfect Center for your child to do their virtual learning with us! Our high-tech and STEM driven framework provides a distraction-free, school-like environment.

Our team will provide the structure and set schedule your child needs to complete their schoolwork and to thrive in this new way of learning. Your child will get to interact, collaborate, safe, clean, and sanitized learning space.

Our center has individual laptops, reliable high-speed WIFI, tablets. Call us for details.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

The desks, equipment, and center are sanitized. Students wear masks, wash hands and have their temperature taken upon arrival. Socially-distanced desks will allow us to give you an interactive social experience with limited exposure.

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Related:

Three things to know about forming a learning POD

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