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Austin District and Curriculum

Austin schools provide students with comprehensive coverage of all subjects which they will need to use whether they choose a career or post-secondary education after graduation. The curriculum is well balanced, and not only meets but surpasses the Texas Education Agency’s requirements. The students are required to take core subjects, including English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. In order to broaden their perspectives and give them a range of experience, students also take physical education classes, the fine arts, and lessons in computers.

We currently cover the following Austin-area school districts: Austin Independent School District, Bastrop Independent School District, Del Valle Independent School District, Hays Consolidated Independent School District, Lake Travis Independent School District, Leander Independent School District, Manor Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District and Round Rock Independent School District.

Schools in Austin include:

Kiker Elementary School is located on 5913 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739, Kiker Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 512-414-2584.  Kiker Elementary School is located in Southwest Austin. The school promotes a diverse community environment where students come from many different religions and backgrounds. Teachers at the school are committed to their students and go the extra mile to provide personalized learning for every child. The Austin Independent School District has also rated the school “Exemplary” in all the factors it ranks for, including Wellness and Physical Education, Community and Parental Involvement and 21st Century Workforce Development Program. The goal of the school is to ensure that all students graduate ready for college, future careers and life. In 2018, Passing rates in the State of Texas’ STAAR tests at the school at the school were over 90%. For more information on getting your child ready for standardized testing, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Kealing Middle School is located on 1607 Pennsylvania Ave, Austin, TX 78702, Kealing Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 512-414-3214.  Kealing Middle School was named after Hightower Theodore Kealing, who was an African-American educator, writer, editor and activist in the city of Austin during the 19th century. Originally, the school was opened in 1930 as a junior high school for African American Students. In 1971, the school was closed as the city was being desegregated. In 1986, the school reopened. Today, the school offers magnet programs in math, science, English and social studies, with a reputation of the most challenging and advanced curriculums for these subjects. Teachers at the school are dedicated to teaching engaging classes and supporting the needs of their students using the latest technology and more. For more information the on one-on-one tutoring school tutoring academy offers, contact us.

Anderson High School is located on 8403 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX 78759, Anderson High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 512-414-2538. Anderson High School is located in Northwest Austin and was originally opened in 1889. In 1938, the school was renamed after Laurine Cecil Anderson who was a local African-American educator who served as principal of the high school from 1896-1938. The school was reopened in 1973 as an integrated school. In the 2016-2017 school year, enrollment at Anderson High School was 2217. The school offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) program to challenge students to gain higher-level learning skills and gain an international perspective on learning. Anderson High School has also been named a T-STEM academy by the Texas Education Agency. The programs at the school focus on medical, engineering, film, manufacturing and computer science fields. For more information on the Science tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Austin District Curriculum

In Mathematics, children are taught with a hands-on approach. Relevant software is used in order to conceptualize and integrate students with the necessary skills they may be using in the future, including but not limited to: Geometer’s Sketchpad Software, Fathom Software, Understanding Math Software, and FastMath Software. The curriculum is based on solving real world problems for students to gain an actual understanding of the problems ahead. They are asked to explain their solutions, and be able to apply their knowledge to various different settings. From the elementary years, basic arithmetic is taught, advancing slowly to algebra and geometry in more senior years. Minimum grade requirements are slightly elevated in order to ensure that no student graduates without clearly understanding the subject.

English Language Arts is taught in a way which considers all students thinkers, innovators, writers, and thinkers. Students are guided through the necessary steps in order to make sense of words and understand their significance, and furthermore construct their own literary works.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Austin Educational News

  • Parade of Words - Baldwin Elementary School is proud to host their very first Vocabulary Parade. English Language Arts is a very important topic, and the school has chosen to prove it by holding this fun and informative parade. Students and staff walked around in costumes representing their favorite words, as they learned new words and exchanged ideas at the parade. The parade was held to coincide with Halloween.
  • AISD Goes Live - Austin Independent School District is proud to announce that they have launched their own student run TV show, called Inside AISD. This series will run monthly, and is constructed in order to let people in the community know all the latest news and details about Austin Independent School District. This exciting program is both a fun experience for students, giving them hands on knowledge about the world of entertainment, and a great way for parents to be kept up to date with a short and student run news program.
  • Picture Perfect Awards - Austin High Schools have received national prizes this year for their contributions to their editorial publications. The students placed competitively for their photos of sports events for their newspapers and yearbooks. This competition is held yearly, and marks outstanding work in the field of journalism and editorials on a school level. Over 500 schools and 6,000 students participate on a yearly basis at this event.

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SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About Austin, Texas

The city of Austin is the capital of Texas. In Texas, it is the 4th most populated city, and the 11th most populated city in the entire United States. Austin is a city filled with nature, and it is the location of various waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Lake Travis, the Colorado River, Barton Springs and McKinney Falls. The area was first settled by pioneers in the 1830s. Later in 1839, Austin was chosen to replace Houston as the capital of the Republic of Texas. At first, the city was not called Austin, but instead “Waterloo”. The name of the city was changed to Austin after Stephen F. Austin, the “father of Texas”. Today, Austin has become a hub for government, education, technology and business. Multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Apple, eBay, Google and Intel have headquarters in Austin. Among the cities in Texas, Austin has been highly ranked on a variety of ranking lists. In 2017 and 2018, US News and World Report named ranked Austin as #1 on its list of the best places to live in the US. Forbes also ranked Austin as #1 for its list of “Cities of the Future”. In 2012, the FBI even ranked Austin as the 2nd safest major city in the United States.

Among locals, a motto for the city has been “Keep Austin Weird”. This motto has been featured on T-shirt and Bumper Stickers and has been used to promote Austin’s diversity, uniqueness, and also local businesses. The official slogan of Austin is “The Live Music Capital of the World”. The city holds a number of annual music festivals including South by Southwest and Austin City Limits Music Festival. With an average of 300 day of Sunshine per year and an average November temperature of 71 degrees, Visitors and residents of Austin are also able to enjoy outdoor activities virtually year round.

As of 2017, the population of Dallas was 950,715. A large percentage of the population consists of young people. 21.4% of the population was under 18, 33.5% of the population was between 18-34, 27.7% was 35-54, 10.1% was 55-64 and 7.9% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $60,939 in 2017.

Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol building is located in downtown Texas and is where the Texas Legislature and Governor of Texas have their offices. When it was originally constructed in 1882-1888, it was the tallest capitol building in the United States and the Seventh Largest Building in the world. Standing at an impressive 302.64 feet tall, today it is the sixth tallest capitol building, taller than the United States capitol in Washington DC. On the inside, the building has almost 400 rooms and more than 900 windows. The outside of the building was constructed from local red granite. In 1986, the building was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks. For visitors, Tours of the capitol building are offered for free. For those interested in history and beautiful architecture, a visit to the Texas State Capitol Building is sure to be a hit!

Barton Springs Pool

The Barton Springs pool is located within Zilker Park. This huge 3 acre pool is a natural limestone pool that is fed by several underground springs. The pool is popular year round as the temperature of the water hovers between 68-74°F. The pool is the home to the endangered Barton Springs salamander, which only lives in the pool and few surrounding environments. Even though the salamanders are endangered, it was determined that the swimmers and salamanders could coexist. The pool is open from 8am-6pm daily and closed on Thursdays from  9am-7pm for cleaning. There is a small fee for swimmers wishing to swim in the pool, however there is not cost from November to mid March. Historically, the springs that feed into the Barton Springs pool were used for purification rituals by the Tonkawa Native American Tribe who lived in the area.

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum

Although visiting a Presidential Library might sound boring, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum is anything but. This attraction houses collections to be expected of a presidential museum, such as 45 million pages of historical documents,but  there are also some oddities such as presidential holiday cards, and a robot of the 6th US President Lyndon B. Johnson. The museum is dedicated to showing the president’s life and career, and at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, visitors are able to get an interesting view of American history during the time he wa president.

Interesting Facts

  • The largest urban bat colony in North America lives in Texas! During the spring and summer, 1.5 million Mexican free tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge every night. A popular tourist attraction is getting on a boat and watching the bats come out.
  • Austin is the only city in the world that still operates a system of Moonlight Towers. These structures were designed in the 19th century to act as street lights. They are around 165 feet tall!
  • The only Formula 1 Race, the United States Grand Prix, takes place in Austin.
  • Covering an area of about 280 square miles, the city of Austin is almost as large as New York City!

Chalk Talk: Back to the Libraries!

As the world progresses into the age of technology, it seems as if everyone is reading ebooks... The library has that! If you want your children to appreciate learning and get excited about reading books, a good practice is to accustom them to frequent visits to the library. Allow them to explore the vast variety of colorful books and magazines that are available in the kids section. Not only are libraries a great place to find the latest online resources, books, they are also an excellent place to get involved with your community and make new friends. Libraries often have good programs and classes to offer for both adults and children, so both you and your children can gain fruitfully from this great community resource.