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.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Google+ Maker Camp - Online Summer Camp

Maker Camp is a free, online community for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. It combines the best parts of camp and with sure-fire starter projects, so that young Makers across the country and the world can make together. More information at

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Slowing the Summer Slide

Looking to slow down the summer slide and keep your children's brains learning? Check out this series from Austin ISD's Advanced Academics.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

#gtchat Summer Schedule

#gtchat powered by TAGT  on Tuesdays at 7pm Central. Follow @gtchatmod and @txgifted to learn more.

TODAY! June 21: "Where's the 'OFF' button?" Helping Parents of Young Gifted Children
June 28: Your Rainforest Mind with Author, Paula Prober
July 5: No Chat
July 12: Genius Hour with Guest, Andi McNair - Summer PD Series
July 19: What is Twice-Exceptional?
July 26: How to Get the Most Benefit from Gifted Conferences - Summer PD Series

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blues on the Green -- 6/22/16

Blues on the Green features Wild Child and Max Frost on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Zilker Park. This free, kid-friendly event is a great way to expose your kids to the Blues genre of music. Go to Blues on the Green for more information.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Star Gazing through UT's Telescopes

Public viewing nights occur throughout the year while the university is in session. Typically spring semester viewing runs from late January to early May, summer sessions viewing runs from early-to-mid June to mid-August, and fall semester viewing runs from early September to early December. Check the page for each telescope for specific information on the current session's schedule. Viewing times change throughout the year so please check this page for current times before planning your visit. Please call 512-232-4265 for weather cancellation information. (This line is updated approximately 30-45 minutes before the scheduled start time). No reservations are required and there is no charge for viewing. There is no age limit, although adult supervision is required at all times for young children.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Altitude Trampoline Summer Reading Club - Earn Jump Time

Altitude Trampoline will be opening in south Austin near the intersection of Westgate and William Cannon in early June. Austin ISD students are encouraged to fill out the attached form as they read over the summer- 600 minutes (10 hours) of reading will earn 1 hour free admission to the trampoline park. More information about Altitude Trampoline at

Austin Public Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading