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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Austin ISD 2nd Annual GT Parent Education and GT Elementary Student Enrichment Event

“Supporting Your Child’s Gifts for the Future”

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Doors open 8:45 a.m.
9:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Akins High School - Austin ISD
Free. No registration required.
Concurrent sessions allow parents and students to explore interests.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Austin Association for Gifted and Talented Meeting

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
6:00 p.m.

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

"The Rules of Basketball" currently on display at The Blanton Museum of Art

"The Rules of Basketball"
Blanton Museum of Art
The University of Texas at Austin
MLK at Congress
Austin, Texas 78701
Sept. 16-Jan. 13, 2013, 1-5 p.m.
Recurs daily.
"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)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Texas College and Career Resource Site from TEA

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,, 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.

View the press release here: