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Programs

Classes

Music None
Performing & written arts Dance
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Business
Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Independent study
Individually guided instruction
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered No

Support

Extra learning resources Mentoring
Counseling
Career/college counseling
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training Business management
Computer programming
Construction / Building
Industrial / Graphic Design
IT support
Engineering
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Internet access
Kitchen

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 76% 52%
White 12% 29%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races n/a 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander n/a 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
English learners 4% 17%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 60%
Female 52% 49%
Male 48% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Football
Soccer
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Forensics club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Northside ISD

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

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Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 100
For the year 2011-2012
# of students accepted 95
For the year 2011-2012

Sources

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