Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:45 AM
School leader Curtis Wilson
District Nyos Charter School
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Year-round

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
2
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
2
Languages
including: American Sign Language (ASL)
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Performing & written arts Drama
Career and Tech programs IT support
Engineering
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught American Sign Language (ASL)
Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Audiovisual aids
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Playground
Science lab
College / career center
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Tutoring
Differentiated learning programs
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses

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 47% 29%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Black 14% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 55% 49%
Male 45% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 60%
English Language Learners 8% 17%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
5
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
7
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Flag football
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Football
Soccer
Boys sports (misc.) Running Club
Girls sports (misc.) Running Club
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Foreign language and culture club
Literary magazine
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
National Honor Society (NHS)
Science club
Extended care / Extended programs None

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 time after school
Students typically come from these schools Austin ISD
  Pflugerville ISD
  Manor ISD

Awards

Academic award Newsweek Magazine Best Schools in America
Year received 2013
Academic award #2 Among Top Ten High Schools in Greater Austin Area
Year received 2013
Academic award PreK Center of Excellence
Year received 2012

Teachers

14
Staff
including: Gardening teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Coach(es)
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Austin Community College
Partner website Http://www.austincc.edu/
Partner Austin City Council
Partner website Http://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/
Partner University of Texas
Partner website Http://www.utexas.edu/
Partner Austin ISD
Partner website Http://www.austinisd.org/
Partner Texas Charter Schools Association
Partner website Http://www.txcharterschools.org/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.nyos.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=219912&type=d
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application deadline 04/10/2014
# of applications received 500
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 80
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

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