Message to families
HFA: Alameda School for Art + Design is San Antonio's only art and design high school focusing on strong academics, art and design. At full enrollment we will serve grades 9 through 12, and as a public charter school, all enrolled students will attend tuition-free. Our focus is on engaging high school students and preparing them for the future through strong academics, a college-going culture, intensive art and design preparation that includes studio seminars, and real-world experiences that focus on innovation and creativity. Students and their families will find that HFA: ASAD is different from other high schools. That's by design. HFA: ASAD will exemplify new type of art and design education experience, where creative high school students will work and learn from teachers, community leaders and professional artists. At HFA: ASA+D students will experience; *Immersion in a college going culture. *An engaging curriculum designed to create the habits, knowledge and skills students need to achieve at high levels. *Intensive art and design course work and training. *Access to community arts resources and facilities. *Extra time for personalized support and homework assistance in the daily schedule. *Caring adult role models in an environment that is nurturing, safe and secure. *Small class sizes and more hours of instruction. *Hands-on, project based learning led by highly qualified teachers. *Targeted support for academic achievement. *Inclusive family atmosphere where parents are welcomed as partners. *Daily opportunities to observe adults and college students learning and working. *In-depth exploration of college and career pathways. *Structured workplace experiences in the community, such as job shadowing and internships.