Application deadline nearing for new SAISD advanced learning academy for highly motivated students

Application deadline nearing for new SAISD advanced learning academy for highly motivated students

Applications for grades 1-10 will continue to be accepted through May 31, with special focus on recruiting for grades 7-10

MAY 18, 2016 – SAISD will continue to accept applications through the month for a new advanced learning academy that will open in August for Kinder-through-10th grade students who seek academic challenge and opportunities for acceleration. The school is open to students across the city.

The District launched the application period in March and is already at capacity for kinder, and close to that for the other elementary grades. A number of spaces are still available for 7th-10th grades.  Parents need to have their application in by May 31 for the 2016-17 school year.

The school will add pre-kindergarten and 11th grade in 2017-18 and 12th grade the following year.

Applications are available online at Parents may also pick up an application at SAISD’s Office of Academics, located at 406 Barrera St., Suite #5, and should call 210-554-2524 in advance.

SAISD announced March 8 plans to establish the new academy, which will be open

to any student who has the interest and desire. That could include students who may be identified as gifted, but also other students who are highly motivated and eager for advanced learning and creative challenges.

The academy also will serve as a new professional development school and learning laboratory for aspiring teachers and principals in partnership with Trinity University. Teacher interns will work side-by-side with master teachers to earn a graduate degree through the university. The model school will create a pipeline of highly trained teachers for SAISD campuses to support all students eager for advanced learning.

The new academy will be located across two nearby campuses, with the majority of grades housed at the Fox Tech High School campus on North Main Avenue and lower grades housed at West Euclid Avenue, which currently is the site of Austin Academy. Fox Tech magnet programs will remain at that campus, while Austin Academy closes at the end of this year, as previously announced.


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