Details overview

Hours 8:15 - 3:30 AM
School leader Donna Hulsey
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Classical
Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Independent study
Individually guided instruction
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Painting
7
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
3
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Improv
Career and Tech programs Computer programming
Media arts Computer animation
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught French
Latin
Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Science lab
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
College preparation resources College information sessions/fairs
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Level of special education programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 80% 31%
Hispanic 12% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
2
Boys Sports
including: Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
10
Clubs
including: Arts and crafts
Girls sports Fencing
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Boys sports Fencing
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Chess club
Dance club
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Literary magazine
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Robotics club
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Destination Imagination
  Cinema Club
  Quiz Bowl
Clubs - language Mandarin Chinese, Hebrew, Arab
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:30 AM
After school end time 5:30 AM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school

Awards

Community service award No Place For Hate
Year received 2011

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Music teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Gardening teacher
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School psychologist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Dutch
French
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Summer Wonders
Partner website Www.summerwonders.org
Partner Google
Partner website Www.google.com
Partner Paramount Theatre
Partner website Http://www.austintheatre.org
Partner Shakespeare at Winedale
Partner website Www.shakespeare-winedale.org
Partner ACE Innovation
Partner website Http://www.aceinnovation.org

Enrollment

Learn more Http://austingifted.org/Admissions_Application_Process.html
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $5000
Tuition range (high) $12000
For the year 2011-2012
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012