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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize

Call For Entries: The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize.

Eligible Participants: 16- to 19-year-old high school students
Submission Window: Jan. 1–Feb. 28, 2015
Prizes: Up to $5,000, and the winning entry will be published in The Atlantic
Theme: Important Documents from U.S. History
Details: How to enter

Friday, November 14, 2014

Umlauf Sculpture Garden
November 18, 2014
7:00-9:30 p.m.

ATX Laser

The series is free and open to the public.
For more information on guest presenters and to register through Event Bright, visit 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

C-SPAN Student Cam Competition - Deadline 01/20/2015

Documentary Competition

WHO: Middle and High School Students

WHAT: “The Three Branches and You”
Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.  Your topic should pertain to a branch of the Federal Government.
Now - January 20, 2015: Plan, research, shoot, and edit your documentary.
November 1, 2014 - January 20, 2015: Students who have finished their documentary may upload their video file and complete the online entry form.
January 21, 2015 - March 3, 2015: C-SPAN judges will view each submitted video to determine the 150 prize winning documentaries.