of teachers agree that the school leadership
communicates clear expectations to
students, parents, and staff
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leadership in the school
PAID FAMILY LEAVE
Enjoy access to high-quality leave programs that allow for space and time away from work when starting or extending your family through birth or adoption of a child.
ON-SITE DAY CARE
Enroll your child in our on site day care through Extend-A-Care. Be steps away from your little one as they learn and grow.
Teacher schedules include early dismissal once per month to rest, relax, and reset.
How would you describe the Austin Achieve community?
Although we are separated by grade levels, when we get into our all-staff meetings, those barriers disappear. We are one school, one family, and we are here for our scholars no matter what. Everybody is so personable and easily approachable that it makes work so much more fun. You're here with people who are very like-minded, passionate, and also want to be around you.
As a teacher, what kind of support can you expect to receive at Austin Achieve?
The individual coaching is incredibly helpful, and I also feel like our school principals really position teachers as leaders at this school. If you have an innovative idea that you want to try, there is always someone there in leadership willing to help you get there or push you to do it. There's so much opportunity for professional growth and it comes from absolutely everyone here.
What would you tell a candidate that is interested in Austin Achieve?
I have never been to a school where scholars are always put first and there is always a team to back you up, no matter the instance. We're one school, one family. These teachers are truly the best at their job, and we are looking for educators who have just as much passion as we do.
About 30% of our teaching staff have been a TFA corps member. Our TFA teachers come to us after service in Rio Grande Valley, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma, and Mississippi among other regions.
WHO WE SERVE
At Austin Achieve, we serve a population of scholars where 93% qualify for free or reduced lunch. Free or reduced lunch is determined by a family's proximity to the poverty line. We also serve a majority of first generation college scholars.
EMPHASIS ON EXTRACURRICULARS
We are home to 45 clubs and after-school activities including beekeeping, soccer, and yoga.
HIGH RETENTION RATES
For the 2016-2017 school year we retained over 97% of our staff.