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, September 7, 2016

United States Senate Youth Program - Due 10/15/2016

Texas will select two student leaders as delegates (and two alternates) who will join others from across the nation in Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long educational program. Delegates will be immersed in leadership activities and interact with high-level officials, hearing major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense, as well as other federal agencies. The program is sponsored by the Hearst Foundations, who fund all delegate expenses for Washington Week (transportation, hotel, meals). Each delegate is also awarded a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship, with encouragement to pursue careers in public service.
Please see the Texas Education Agency (TEA) USSYP webpage for more information:
Application due date: October 15, 2016
For more information about this program, please contact Kelly Ocasio by email at or by phone at 512-936-6060.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

NaNo Prep for NaNoWriMo: Plan for It!

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) nears! Check out your imagination and write a novel in November. NaNo Prep for it in the months of September and October. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.