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a creative space where hearts and minds can soar
In March 2016, San Antonio ISD and Trinity University announced
plans to partner to open a school like no other school in San Antonio,
redefining what urban education looks like in our city. The vision was a
school for students who seek academic challenge with greater depth and
complexity and opportunities for acceleration.
Our yet-to-be-named school will open its doors Aug. 22, 2016, to
highly motivated students in grades K-10. Pre-kindergarten and 11th
grade will be added in 2017-18 and 12th grade will be added in 2018-19.
We will select a school name and school colors in the upcoming
academic year with the input of students and staff.
Our innovative, forward-thinking Pk-12 school will be open to any
curious, self-motivated learner looking for academic challenges and the
option of accelerated learning.
It will be located across two campuses, opening with kindergarten
through 3th grades housed at the site of the former Austin Academy, 621
W Euclid Ave., and the majority of the grades, 4th through 10th, at
nearby Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.
Classrooms will not be defined by grade or age but instead will
serve as creative centers for students of similar levels of
achievement. Students will alternate between individual and
collaborative learning to tackle in-depth problems that require them to
apply knowledge from across multiple subjects. And because we don’t
want to hamper momentum when students are on a roll with a particular
project or assignment, we will forgo a bell schedule.
By eliminating some of the traditional boundaries, the advanced
learning academy will be a place where hearts and minds truly can soar.
The academy also will serve as a learning lab through Trinity
University to create a pipeline of highly trained teachers and leaders
for SAISD campuses. A new San Antonio area nonprofit, City Education
Partners (CEP), is providing grants to SAISD and Trinity for the new
teacher training and innovative school design.
Advanced Learning Academy at Fox Tech | 637 N. Main Ave. | San Antonio, Texas 78205 | Phone: (210) 738-9730 | Fax: (210) 228-3003
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