The institutes of study focusing on arts, sciences, and other areas, while still new, are a great way to get students focused on their futures. Fine Arts education, especially the Cavalier Band and theater arts programs at LTHS, is exceptional, and Agriculture studies are also growing strong. Sure, football gets a lot of emphasis, but the Cavaliers generate great school pride. As for parental involvement, in addition to a strong PTA, the district has an Education Foundation formed by volunteers that funds hundreds of thousands of dollars to the schools each year, primarily to programs in this high school.
I have to laugh at the comment posted about the football team being great. It is not. They can't get past bi-district level playoffs. $500,000 wweight room can't make puny kids bigger. As for kids going to Div 1 colleges - it simply is not true maybe one in the history of the school Reesing that is it! Football gets too much $ and attention. Also whites and hispanics do not mix at the school or socially. About 25% take AP classes, so large amount still not college driven. AP and honors calssses are excellent and those teachers are really good and care about their students. Competitive students hard to be in top 10%. 98 average does not get you in top 10%.
Overall a very good high school. The educators are generally very involved and focused on helping the kids actually learn and not just pass tests. There is way too much focus on the football program at the expense of other sports and extracurricular activities. A helicopter to aerate the field? The largest weight room in the state? Sad but true.
I think that Lake Travis has a wonderful academic program that is opening up quickly to include even more special benefits for our kids. They have exciting new electives and tons of AP classes that help the kids prepare for high school. There are lots of extracurricular activities, but the main one is football. Our kids have finally gotten to the play offs and we have quite a few graduating seniors going to Division 1 schools. The parents are highly involved; we have a thriving PTA. Overall, a great school.
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