Details overview

Hours 08:25 AM - 03:40 PM
School leader Shannon Sellstrom
District Austin Independent School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Magnet
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Every student receives the STEAM-based academic and creative learning whole-child benefit of arts and technology enriched project-based learning, combining technique and talent from beginner to advanced levels in our award-winning theater, band, orchestra, classical guitar, art, choir, dance, and digital media departments. As a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Demonstration School, service and care make learning meaningful.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Music
Performing arts
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Printmaking
6
Music
including: Orchestra
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Improv
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Tutoring
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
English Language Learner program details HS & College Credit Spanish Dual Language for Spanish Speakers; HS Credit Spanish for Non-Spanish Speakers; English As a Second Language
English Language Learner programs Dual language programs
Integrated group classrooms

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 60% 52%
White 26% 29%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander n/a 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 47% 49%
Male 53% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 60%
English Language Learners 14% 17%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

8
Girls Sports
including: Track
7
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
16
Clubs
including: Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
PE classes
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Football
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Dance club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Game club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Technology club
Woodshop
Yearbook
Yoga club

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Newsletters, Phone Calls, Website, Twitter, Principal Coffees, Family Events, Colt Connect Info Night, Potluck Dinners, Family Movie Nights, Volunteer at many events,

Awards

Community service award Legacy of Giving Model School
Year received 2016
Community service award Social Emotional Learning Demonstration School
Year received 2015
Community service award Monarch Heroes
Year received 2015
Academic award TEA Academic Distinctions in Science and Reading
Year received 2016
Academic award TEA Academic Distinctions in Science and Reading
Year received 2015
Academic award TEA Academic Distinctions in Science and Reading
Year received 2014

Teachers

13
Staff
including: School counselor
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Dutch
French
Spanish
Staff details Student-centered and relational-focused

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Application available on website
Learn more Http://www.covingtoncolts.org/sites/covington.austinschools.org/files/page-uploads/cmsfaa-app_2017-18.pdf
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Audition
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Application submission begins 11/14/2016

Sources

Student diversity TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
Students by group TX Education Agency, 2013-2014