Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:45 AM
School leader Kathleen Zimmermann
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
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Independent study
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Virtual school

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
2
Music
including: Rock band
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

12
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Extra learning resources Career/college counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring
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
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 Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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
English learners 8% 17%
Female 55% 49%
N/A 45% 51%
Male 45% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 60%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
5
Boys Sports
including: Football
7
Clubs
including: Science 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
Clubs (misc.) Key Club
  ASL Club
  Spanish Club
Clubs - language Sign Language and Spanish
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: Special education coordinator
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
Transportation options (misc.) Buses for field trips
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
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