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, March 30, 2017

Summer Wonders Camp



Summer Wonders located at Ace Academy
3901 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756

Additional information available at www.AustinGifted.org and 512-206-4070

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Zilker Trek Multimedia Scavenger Hunt

Check out the Zilker Trek, a self-guided, multimedia tour of Zilker Park. Using free content from http://zilkertrek.org/, trek the park and create a nature journal and a natural sculpture.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Inquiring Minds Summer Camp for Gifted Students

SUMMER 2017
For gifted children entering K-6th grades

Program Overview: Inquiring Minds is a full- or half-day program that allows students an opportunity to explore a variety of subjects in a challenging, in-depth, creative environment via a multidisciplinary, integrative, and hands-on approach. Our classes are high-level, diverse, interactive, fast-paced, innovative, and explorational. Content areas include but are not limited to science, math, history, art, engineering, technology, drama, social studies, economics, and literature. Although classes are academic in nature, our goal is for students to have fun with learning, use critical thinking and effect discovery. Being with other like-leveled students can provide a life-changing experience because it confirms for the child that there are others like themselves. 

Additional Information AND Online Registration available at www.InquiringMinds-Austin.org


Monday, March 20, 2017

College Visits - Make the Most of Them

Visiting college campuses is an important component of learning about the environment and the programs available. These visits can begin as early as middle school and are very important in high school. In order to make the guided tours more than just walking tours, students should prepare for the visits. The College Board provides a useful Checklist for planning and a Score Card for use during the visits. Additional information is available at https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-visit-guide