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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Find The Right Summer Camp for 2014

The American-Statesman published the 2014 Camp Guide in Austin360. Find it online at You’ll find stories of camps visited last summer as well as a searchable database of more than 120 camps, sorted by category.


ToysInBox Kids Event: Toys Trade, Sell and Auction

Sat, April 19, 9am – 1pm

Barton Creek Farmers Market, 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin 78746


Would you like to help your children sell some of their toys and gain some business experience along the way? Make plans to attend this fun event where children will enjoy selling and trading!.

All ages are welcome. Parents will need to stay with their kids.

Free admission for buyers.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Free Coding Workshop for Kids (RSVP)

Sat, April 5, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

MakerSquare, 716 Congress Ave, Ste 100, Austin 78701 (map)


Join Hatch After School (powered by MakerSquare) for a 90-minute beginner coding workshop for Austin youth. Students start the class learning about cyber security then dive into writing their first website. By the end of the class, students will write their first HTML/CSS page!

What: 90-minute beginner coding workshop
Who: Any student in late elementary school and up
When: Saturday, April 5 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: 716 Congress Ave, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78701
Cost: Free

RSVP for your free ticket here:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

African-American Parent Involvement Conference, March 29th

Saturday, March 29th
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBJ High School
7309 Lazy Creek Drive

Learn about how parent involvement enhances student education.

Fun and informative
Breakfast and Lunch served
Youth break-out sessions
Free bus transportation to the conference will be available starting at 8:00 am at the following sites:
North Austin 

Lanier High School

Central / East Austin

Kealing Middle School
Campbell Elementary School
Sims Elementary School

Central / South Austin

Travis High School
Martin Middle School

South Austin

Akins High School
Mendez Middle School

For more information, call Mary Thomas at 512-414-3997 or email

Sunday, March 9, 2014

GT Parent Lecture Series: March 18

Austin ISD parents and educators are invited to attend this FREE evening lecture.
No registration is required.

Crafting Creativity in Your Child

Presented by
Cyd Rogers
State Coordinator, TX Future Problem-Solving
Advanced Academic Services, Austin ISD

 Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Lamar Middle School
6201 Wynona
Austin, Texas 78757

For more information call 512-414-6746.