Put your child on the path to academic success.

Austin Achieve’s rigorous curriculum and dedicated staff ensure every student has the opportunity to attend a top university. Small group tutoring is available to all students, and intervention programs and support services are available for students requiring an extra boost.

We accept applications year round.

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All Scholars. College Ready.

  • 100

    %

    Of our families believe their child will do well enough at Austin Achieve to go to college.
  • 100

    %

    Of students at Austin Achieve have access to transportation.
  • 92

    %

    Of our families would recommend Austin Achieve to another family.

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Important Documents

 

Frequently Asked Questions

ACADEMICS

  • Q. Does Austin Achieve offer a specific type of curriculum?

    A. Our curriculum aligns with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards and all students take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR©) generated by the Texas Education Agency. In addition to following these standards, we offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum to ensure academic success through wide-ranging intervention programs and support services.
  • Q. Is tutoring offered for students needing additional academic support?

    A. Yes. We offer after-school tutoring Monday through Thursday. We also have a Saturday school for struggling students.
  • Q. Why is the Austin Achieve school year and day longer than other Independent School Districts?

    A. This extra time allows us to prepare students for college so they are emotionally intelligent, hardworking, and respectful.
  • Q. Do you have technology in your classrooms?

    A. Yes. All students use Apple iPads in their classes to supplement and strengthen their grasp of instructional material.

ENROLLMENT

  • Q. Who can attend Austin Achieve?

    A. We are open to all students. Austin Achieve does not base admission on academic, athletic or artistic ability.
  • Q. How many students are in each grade?

    A. There are 150 students in each grade level.
  • Q. When can I enroll my child?

    A. Austin Achieve accepts applications year-round. When the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spots, a school lottery is held and names are drawn at random. Those not selected move to a waiting list. The school lottery occurs in March.
  • Q. Can I still apply to Austin Achieve after the March lottery?

    A. Yes. Begin the application process today.
  • Q. How do I obtain an application to Austin Achieve?

    A. You can apply online or pick up an application at our Main Office at 5908 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723.
  • Q. Are siblings of current students automatically admitted?

    A. Returning students and their siblings are given priority admission into our school each year.

PARENTS

  • Q. How much does it cost to attend?

    A. Austin Achieve does not charge tuition. To provide high-quality educational opportunities for our students, we rely on state funding and generous donations from supporters. Costs are never passed on to families.
  • Q. Does Austin Achieve have a dress code?

    A. Yes. All students must wear khaki pants with an Austin Achieve polo shirt. Girls aren’t allowed to wear skinny jeans and boys cannot bring baseball caps to school.
  • Q. How involved are your parents?

    A. We view parents as partners in their child’s education. Our parent community is extremely active, participating in volunteer days and attending community meetings. Parents meet regularly with teachers and administrators for updates on their child’s progress.
  • Q. Are volunteer opportunities available for parents and if so, what kind?

    A. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for parents. For more information please contact us at info@austinachieve.org
  • Q. When will you serve Elementry School Students?

    A. Our elementary school will open in 2018.
  • Q. When does the school day begin and end?

    A. Our school day begins at 7:35 am and ends at 4:05 pm.
  • Q. Does Austin Achieve offer free and reduced lunches? Do you serve breakfast?

    A. Yes. We serve both free and reduced lunch and breakfast, along with an afternoon snack. We only serve our student’s healthy meals made from all-natural ingredients.

STUDENTS / CAMPUS LIFE

  • Q. Are sports and other activities available?

    A. Sports and extracurricular activities are offered to all Austin Achieve students. Programs range from soccer to Guitar Club to the CHEFS program. Through CHEFS, students learn how to tend our urban gardens, care for our campus beehives and cook healthy meals.
  • Q. Is there a list of all the sports and clubs you offer?

    A. Campus sports and club offerings change yearly and with the seasons. All students receive invitations to join after-school programs at the beginning of each semester. New club and sports enrollment opportunities also are published in our weekly newsletter, which is printed and sent to families every Friday.

GENERAL

  • Q. What makes Austin Achieve unique?

    A. Compared to other public schools, Austin Achieve has a longer school day and school year, a more rigorous curriculum, and free Saturday and extracurricular intervention programs for struggling students. These strategies ensure all students are college ready. To encourage engagement, we offer regular community volunteers days for students and families.
  • Q. How is a charter school different from a traditional public school?

    A. Charter schools are tuition-free, open-enrollment public schools available to all students. Charter schools are held accountable by a set of agreements (the charter) they enter into with state and local entities. In exchange for this increased accountability, charter schools are granted more freedom to create academic programs and curriculums. Made up of students from differing socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities, charter schools offer parents an alternative to traditional public schools.
  • Q. Is a charter school the same as a private school?

    A. No. Private schools require families to pay tuition. Charter schools are publicly funded. Any student in the Austin, Del Valle and Manor areas can attend Austin Achieve for free.
  • Q. When will you serve high school students?

    A. For the 2014-15 school year, we will serve grades 6-8. In the coming years, we will grow by one grade level every year, until we serve students from grades 6-12.
  • Q. Where is Austin Achieve located? Is transportation provided for students?

    A. We’re located at 5908 Manor Road. Transportation is available from the AISD, Manor and Del Valle school districts. To the best of our ability, we work with individual families to identify bus stops that will work for as many students as possible. If you have questions about bus routes or accessibility, please call our offices at 512.522.4190.
  • Q. What are your school hours?

    A. The school opens at 7 am and the Main Office closes at 5:00 pm. Our school day begins at 7:28 am and ends at 3:40 pm.