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.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Just for Teens: Science & Math Tutoring

Just for Teens: Science & Math Tutoring
Free Tutoring on select Tuesdays
Free math and science tutoring in Teen Central on select Tuesdays!

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
March 26, 2019
Central Library

Teen Lounge (3rd floor)
710 W. César Chávez St.

Join physics teacher, Kelley Janes* for help with your math and science courses.
Best suited for students in physics, chemistry, astronomy, algebra (I or II), and geometry, ages 13-18. Bring the work you need help with and any resources you have (like class notes or your text book) for best results. Come one, come all!
Can't make it on Tuesdays? Your library card is your ticket for free, online tutoring daily from 2-11 PM, provided by Brainfuse.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Austin Public Library Event: Tech Familia March 23, 2019

Tech Familia
AI | Inteligencia Artificial
Latinitas and the Ruiz Branch of the Austin Public Library welcome the entire family to participate in eight weeks of FREE workshops to explore technology and learn new things. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Latinitas y la Biblioteca Ruiz de la Biblioteca Pública de Austin invitan a toda la famila a participar en ocho semanas de talleres GRATIS para explorar tecnología y descubrir algo nuevo. Recomendado para mayores de 8 años. Free and open to the public | Gratis y abierto al público.

11:00 AM
March 23, 2019
Ruiz Branch
1600 Grove Blvd.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Austin Public Library Event: Sewing After Dark (Central Library/teens only)

An after-hours event for Teens!
An after-hours sewing workshop just for teens age 13-18! Bring a sewing project you're working on or start a new one and get personal coaching from an expert sewing instructor in this special series for teens!                                                                                                
Sign up online to reserve your spot today because each workshop is limited to just 5 participants!

5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
April 19, 2019
Central Library

Teen Lounge (3rd floor)
710 W. César Chávez St.

From 5-5:45 is our Sewing Machine Certification class, where you'll gain basic machine-sewing skills (or demonstrate your existing mastery!). Then at 6 PM the main doors to the library lock, and the party begins! Expect lots of sewing, laughter, learning, music, and FOOD at these after-hours events in the teen area. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Austin Public Library Event: Chinese Mandarin-English Storytime March 19, 2019

Chinese Mandarin-English Storytime
This all-ages storytime uses both Chinese Mandarin and English to present books, rhymes, finger-plays, and songs. Materials are not necessarily translated. The storytime flows naturally using both languages, allowing children to feel comfortable in a multilingual environment. No prior experience with Chinese is necessary to participate in. Free and open to the public/ Gratis y abierto al publico.

3:30 PM
March 19, 2019
Milwood Branch
12500 Amherst Dr.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Advanced Academics Digital Swag-Bag Available Now!

This "Digi-Swag Bag" provides digital resources for parents of gifted students, teachers of gifted students, and gifted students themselves to learn how to best support the whole gifted child. Collect and learn as much as you can to support the gifted student in your midst. You will find a rich collection of resources organized and easy to explore via:

Friday, March 8, 2019

Summer Wonders Summer Program for Gifted Students

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


Additional information available at and 512-206-4070

Monday, March 4, 2019

Zilker Trek Free Family Fun!

Check out the Zilker Trek, a self-guided, multimedia tour of Zilker Park! Using free content from, trek the park and create a nature journal and a natural sculpture!

Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 Young Leaders Summit (YLS) Application Due March 8, 2019

The 2019 Young Leaders Summit (YLS), available to exceptional high school juniors from all backgrounds. This program is presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium, an HSF-led partnership to serve students of all backgrounds.

The deadline for students to apply is next Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PSTTo apply, students must simply create a profile as a "student" and complete the "YLS 2019 Student Application". 

Young Leaders Summit (YLS)      

Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!          
The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicitieswith the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, our website, or Contact Us for more information.

How can students apply?
  • Go to the YLC website and create a profile as a “Student”
  • View “YLS 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard
Location and Date:
  • August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago
  • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
  • Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
  • Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
  • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
  • Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
  • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation       
Is there a cost to attend YLS?

  • No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
  • Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application

SXSW EDU Expo Free Student Day, March 6, 2019


The SXSW EDU Expo is a three-day exhibition that features a discovery-based learning playground, curated programming, and networking, alongside hundreds of interactive exhibits.

Mark your calendar for the free student day of the Expo on Wednesday, March 6. Attend this free and open to the public, fun-filled day of interactive learning opportunities with thousands of Central Texas students and educators.

The three-day Expo, featuring a discovery-based learning playground, curated programming, networking, and hundreds of interactive exhibits, will open its doors on Wednesday, March 6 for a free and open to the public student day
RSVP to attend this fun-filled day of countless interactive learning opportunities.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | Austin Convention Center
Explore the Expo programming lineups on the Next StagePlayground Stage, and in the Meet Up Pavilion for the latest content in education innovation. Look forward to in-depth conversations including teen journalists on the youth vote, using AR to drive equity, students taking a stand against sexual harassment, and much more. 

New exhibitors have been added! Browse the full exhibitor listing of more than 150 exhibits, including unique Playground displays, confirmed to showcase their interactive learning experience with thousands of Central Texas students and educators.

View this year's SXSW EDU Expo Guide to get a complete look at the three-day Expo. Browse the exhibit hall floor plan, complete schedule lineups, and read more details about the unique networking spaces.
RSVP to attend today and visit to learn more!