Details overview

Hours 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
School leader DELIA MCLERRAN

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Service learning
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Classical
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Independent study
Internships
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Gifted / High performing
Advanced placement (AP) courses

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
2
Music
including: Theory
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Pre-law
Engineering
Media arts Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish

Support

16
Facilities
including: Kitchen
College preparation resources (misc.) GEAR UP
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Summer camps
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 90% 52%
Black 4% 13%
White 3% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races n/a 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 2% 17%
Female 0% 51%
Male 0% 51%
N/A 100% 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 60%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

7
Girls Sports
including: Tennis
0
Boys Sports
19
Clubs
including: Habitat for Humanity
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Equestrian
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports None
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Gardening
Girl Scouts
Habitat for Humanity
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Photography Club
  Cinema Club
  Honor Societies
Clubs - dance All
Clubs - language Spanish
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:30 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Campus Leadership Team;Parents on patrol
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Schools in Bexar County
Students typically continue on to these schools College bound

Awards

Community service award Community Builder Award
Year received 2012
Academic award TEA Exemplary School since 2008
Year received 2013
Academic award UIL Academics 1st place
Year received 2012
Academic award #1 Performing School Children at Risk ranked 1st in TX
Year received 2013

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Dance teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options (misc.) District school buses
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Univ. of Texas Health Science Center
  St. Mary's University
  Girls Inc.
  Girls Scouts
  City of San Antonio

Enrollment

Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 12/20/2013
# of applications received 189
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 100
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
Students by group TX Education Agency, 2013-2014
  NCES, 2011-2012