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San Antonio District and Curriculum

The San Antonio Independent School District ensures students a quality education based on the Common Core State Standards. This curriculum enables students to become active, knowledgeable citizens after graduation who are able to use critical thinking skills in all facets of life. Beyond the core academics, the district also emphasizes participation in extracurriculars which can help students define their personal interests and goals. There is also a focus on the acquisition of 21st century skills that will propel students into adulthood with all the tools they need for success.

We currently cover the following San Antonio-area school district: San Antonio Independent School District.

Schools in San Antonio include:

Charles August Arnold Elementary School is located on 467 Freiling, San Antonio, TX 78213, Arnold Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 210-438-6530.  Charles August Arnold Elementary School was opened in September 1953. It was named after Charles August Arnold, who was one of the San Antonio Independent School District’s first male high school graduates who later became a teacher and principal in San Antonio’s public schools. Programs at the school include bilingual education, gifted and talented programs, and special education. The school is committed to providing high quality education to its students. Like other students in Texas, the curriculum taught by teachers at Charles August Arnold Elementary school includes the standards set out by the state of Texas. These standards are called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and describe what students should know and be able to do. According to these standards, students in mathematics are taught to have a strong foundation in essential math skills so that they may be applied to real world situations. In elementary schools, student learn geometry and measurement, including how identify various two dimensional and three dimensional shapes and figures, and about data analysis and graphing.

Mission Academy is located on 9210 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78223, Hamilton Middle School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 210-977-1480.  Staff at Mission Academy are committed to empowering all students with the knowledge and skills required to be successful and productive leaders of society. Class sizes are small, and technology is incorporated into the teaching. A variety of extra curricular programs are offered at the school including a Robotics Club, various athletic clubs, and a chess club. Academic courses offered at the school include programs for the gifted and talented, a Pre-Advanced Placement program, robotics, and coding. Following the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), students learning English Language Arts and Reading, students analyze and compose a variety of written texts with an emphasis on clear ideas, organization, and detail. Students should also be able to examine the theme, and make inferences after reading a piece of text. In Science, students learn about matter and energy, force, earth and space, and different organisms and the environments. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring in all subjects, including science and English. For more information, please contact us.

Travis Early College High School is located on 1915 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212, Travis Early College High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 210-738-9830.  In 2017 Travis Early College High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon school based on its overall academic excellence. The school was one of the 312 selected to be recognized. Students at Travis Early College High School are given the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit or an associate degree, while still in high school. The school is relatively new, having opened in the 2008-2009 school year. However every year since the Texas Education Agency has been rating them, they have been given the Exemplary rating. The school is partnered with the neighboring San Antonio College (SAC), and students are also able to take college classes on the campus. The goal of Travis Early College High School is to make sure students who graduate are college ready, and encourage participation in Advanced Placement (AP), associate degree, dual credit and concurrent enrollment programs. Many students wishing to attend college must take SATs and ACTs. For more information on the SAT and ACT tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the San Antonio District Curriculum

Students begin their mathematics education by learning the basics of counting. Students learn to assign each object in a set with a specific number and when they master this they learn how to combine sets together to create addition equations. They also learn how to take objects away to create subtraction equations. With these, plus multiplication and division, students are prepared to face algebraic or statistical equations with confidence.

Writing begins with the introduction of letter formation. At San Antonio schools, children learn that each letter is created differently. After this is mastered, they begin to learn how letters are joined together to create words. They then learn how to form sentenced and paragraphs to convey their ideas into the written language. Students learn different forms of writing, such as narrative, persuasive or expository, and they learn how to write for specific audiences.

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  • JROTC - Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp helps students develop many different skills, including physical ability and mental skills. Students participate in a number of different areas including Drill Team, Physical Training or Color Guard. This organization also opens the door to many scholarships and opportunities for success in the post-secondary world.
  • TAFE - Texas Association of Future Educators give students interested in a future career in education an opportunity to see what is expected of them. Students are able to gain valuable insight on their future profession by being immersed within an educational community. Meetings include special speakers from the field of education as well as sessions where classes and cost for their education are addressed.
  • DECA - Students that participate in D.E.C.A. learn how to sharpen leadership skills while learning the importance of serving their school and community. These students help with clean-up days throughout the community plus they serve the students of their school by running the school store. They also can take part in leadership conferences where they can compare their knowledge with students from other schools.

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About San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is the second most populated city in Texas and the seventh most populated n the United States. The city was originally founded as a Spanish Mission and Colonial Outpost in 1718. Today, San Antonio is the state of Texas’ oldest municipality and covers an area of 465.4 square miles. From 2000-2010, San Antonio was on the United States’ census list of fastest growing largest cities in the United States. The city of San Antonio is known for its mix of Mexican and Texan culture. Every year, about 32 million tourists visit the city. The US Armed Forces have multiple facilities around San Antonio. These include Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases, Camp Bulls and Camp Stanley.  The city is also the home to 6 Fortune 500 companies including Valero Energy Corp, USAA, Tesoro Corporation, CST Brands Inc. and iHeartMedia. Downtown San Antonio is where many of the city’s famous attractions and businesses are. These include San Fernando Cathedral, The Majestic Theatre, and the Spanish Governor’s Palace. The Fairmount Hotel, also located downtown and built in 1906, holds the Guiness World Record for one of the heaviest buildings ever moved intact.

The economy in San Antonio is focused mainly around military, healthcare, government, finance and tourism. In 2015, Forbes ranked San Antonio number 50 on its list of the Best Places for Business and Careers and 15th for Best Market for Job Growth. San Antonio is the home of South Texas Medical Center, an area which includes various hospitals, clinics and research centers.

As of 2017, the population of San Antonio was 1,511,946. 25.7% of the population was under 18, 27.0% of the population was between 18-34, 25.4% was 35-54, 10.5% was 55-64 and 11.4% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $48,183 in 2017.

Alamo Mission in San Antonio

The Alamo Mission in San Antonio is one of Texas’ top tourist destinations.For this reason, San Antonio is sometimes called “Alamo City”. The Alamo mission was founded in the 18th century Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound. It later became a fortress housing the Spanish military unit of San Carlos de Parras, who likely gave the Alamo its name. In Spanish, álamo refers to the cottonwood trees, which were also found around the mission complex.  In 1836 it was the site of the Battle of Alamo. The site is a pivotal piece of Texas History and the chapel of the Alamo Mission is known as the “Shrine of Texas Liberty”.Today, the Alamo is a museum, and also a UNESCO World Heritage site. An estimated 4 million people visit the Alamo each year, making it one of the most popular historic sites in the United States. Visitors are able to tour the chapel, and the Long Barracks. They can also view artifacts from the Texas Revolution such was paintings and weapons.

Tower of the Americas

The Tower of the Americas is located in the Southeast part of downtown San Antonio. The tower is 750 feet (230 meters) tall, and serves as an observation tower and restaurant. The tower was the theme for the 1968 World’s Fair that was held in San Antonio. The fair was held in the same year as San Antonio’s 250th anniversary of its founding, and the theme was “The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas”, celebrating the nations that settled the regions. From 1968-1996, the tower was the tallest observation tower in the United States. Today it is the tallest building in San Antonio, and the 27th tallest building in Texas. Visitors to the Tower of Americas can expect beautiful views of the city and enjoy food from the Chart House restaurant. The tower is also home to a 4D Theater ride.

San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk is a popular destination for shopping, dining, and just relaxing while walking along the banks of the San Antonio River. The River Walk is a city park and includes networks of walkways that line the bank of the river. The walkways are surrounded by bars, shops, nature, artwork, and also the five missions in the city. Many people visit the River Walk during the Fiesta San Antonio, held every year in April. The festival celebrates and honors the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto and attracts more than 3 million participants. The festival originally began in 1891 and also features floats decorated with flowers and sail down the river.

Natural Bridge Caverns

The Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio are the largest underground attraction in Texas. Visitors are able to take guided tours of underground chambers and view huge rock formations. The name of the caverns comes from the 60 foot natural limestone slab bridge in the cave’s entrance. The caverns were discovered in 1960 by students from St. Mary’s University. During the excavation of the trail to the caverns, workers found artifacts from 5000 BC including arrowheads and spear heads. They also food skeletal remains of an extinct species of black bear, which led researchers to believe early peoples used the cavern. Above ground, people are also able to adventure around an Adventure course and view rocks, minerals and gems from the Natural Bridge Mining Company Sluice.

Interesting Facts

  • San Pedro park, located in San Antonio, is the oldest park in Texas and the second oldest park in the country, having became a public park in 1852. During the civil war, the park was used as a prisoner of war camp. Today, the park has has over 60 hiking trails, a skating rink, a library and a swimming pool.
  • El Mercado located in San Antonio is the largest Mexican market in the United States. It consists of three blocks of restaurants, shops, handmade items and fresh produce.
  • San Antonio is a huge city! By area, it is about twice the size of Chicago.
  • Perhaps due to the very hot temperatures in the city, San Antonio is the home to the United State’s first air conditioned hotel, Catholic church, high-rise and bank.
  • Robert Cade, creator of Gatorade was from San Antonio.
  • High schoolers in San Antonio set the Guiness World record for “Most Tamales Made in a 12-hour period”. They made 17 106 tamales, 2420 pounds worth, during a tamalada.

Chalk Talk: Fourth Grade Social Studies

In fourth grade, curriculum varies from state-to-state, however, students generally learn about the five regions of the United States. They also learn why these states are grouped together, along with the similarities and differences within the areas. By the end of fourth grade, students will be able to locate each state on a map and be able to name the capital, along with any other major cities. This is also the year where they are introduced to both state and local government and the importance of civic participation. Social studies is an important subjects for students as it is where they are introduced to important concepts in politics, economics, and society. They also are able to develop their own interests in places and world events through independent projects or other guided explorations.