Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens.Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.
The Austin Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT) is a local parent group that supports advocacy and information sharing regarding gifted children and gifted education. Information on the upcoming meeting is listed below:
October 25, 2012
Professional Development Center (PDC) at Baker Center
3908 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751
Tracy Weinberg from the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented (TAGT) will be speaking. Tips will be shared on how to talk to your gifted child's teacher.
Blanton Museum of Art The University of Texas at Austin MLK at Congress Austin, Texas
Sept. 16-Jan. 13, 2013, 1-5 p.m.
"This fall, the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin
presents The Rules of Basketball, an exhibition of works by
contemporary artist Paul Pfeiffer, presented in conjunction with a special
display of James Naismith’s "Original Rules of Basket Ball" — the 1891 document
that outlined the 13 original rules of the game. In a rare union, the exhibition
considers the sport from a historical perspective, and, on a more psychological
level, explores the phenomena and spectacle that surround it..." (Click to continue reading)
The Texas Education Agency announced the launch of a new free online college and career planning website for Texas students, parents and educators.
The Texas College & Career resource site,www.texascollegeandcareer.org, provides information about college options, academic and financial preparation for college, higher education admissions and career research. The website provides portfolio building tools that include a career interest and values survey, career profiles with emphasis on high-growth career paths, college awareness, college search and match tools, resume building, interviewing skills, college application and essay guidance and college admission portfolios.